Food for Agile Thought’s issue #154—shared with 18,591 peers—focuses on agile’s many faces, be it the progress of business agility, mob programming, or descaling the organization to ‘scale agile.’
We also have a look at Scrum.org’s brand-new advanced scrum master class, and share a reading tip — Jez Humble’s recent book on building and scaling high-performance technology organizations is eye-opening.
Lastly, we applaud Peter Casinelli who advocates that developers should conduct user tests, we learn six principles of modern product discovery, and we take to heart that no one is immune to cognitive bias.
Have a great week!
🏆 The Essential Read
(via Agility Health Radar): BAI Business Agility Report 2018
Agility Health Radar published the free BAI Business Agility Report 2018.
The survey found that most organizations rate their current business agility fluency relatively low, but have enthusiasm and hope for the future.
Agile’s Many Faces
Scrum.org): The Making Of The Brand-New Professional Scrum Master II class(via
Barry Overeem looks back the creation process of Scrum.org’s new PSM II class — dog-foodism at work.
SD Times): The many faces of Agile(via
Jacqueline Emigh describes Agile’s many faces, from mob programming to XSCALE Alliance’s ‘descaling the organization.’
Medium): The Manager and the Change Agent(via
John Cutler urges change agents to be crystal clear about what they stand for to make the management understand their needs.
📯 Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations [Review]
Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim latest book Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations [advertising] describes the factors that drive high-performing tech organizations, derived from the data that has been aggregated with the State of DevOps Report since 2014.
Product & Lean
Product Talk): 6 Guiding Principles for Effective Product Discovery(via
Teresa Torres distilled her product discovery process down to six fundamental principles.
Appcues): Why Every Engineer Should User Test(via
Peter Casinelli advocates ingraining empathy into almost every decision the product and engineering team makes.
Mind The Product): Cognitive Biases & The Questions you Shouldn’t be Asking(via
Cindy Alvarez reminds us in this video that no one is immune to cognitive biases.
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