Food for Agile Thought #177: Scrum Limits, Scrum Master Trends Report, Enterprise Sales, The Innovator’s Dilemma

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #177—shared with 20,568 peers—covers Scrum limits, the brand-new Scrum Master Trends Report 2019—a joined venture of Age-of-Product with Scrum.org—and the fallacy of wanting to scale ‘agile’ throughout an organization.

We also learn from the Puppet founder that we are not alone in our skepticism regarding enterprise sales, what the author of ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ has learned about innovation for the last 25 years, and how we can achieve a better understanding for product management among stakeholders.

Lastly, we have a look at what creates an exemplary agile workspace; if only more organizations would join ING in this respect.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #176?

Food for Agile Thought #177: Scrum Limits, Scrum Master Trends Report, Enterprise Sales, The Innovator’s Dilemma



🏆 The Essential Read: Scrum Limits

Mark Levison: What Are the Limits of the Scrum Framework?

Mark Levison shares his answer to the question which problem areas are suitable to apply Scrum successfully.

Agile & Scrum Limits

Sam McAfee: Un-SAFe At Any Speed: Rethinking Scale and Agility

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Sam McAfee reflects on cargo cult agile, manifesting itself in the promise to ‘scale agile’ across an organization.

Matt LeMay (via Medium): Agile Adoption Is Not Agility

Matt LeMay reasons about a popular survey’s claims that only 4% of respondents believe that agile practices have made their organization more adaptable.

Ray Arell (via Agile Alliance): 📺 Agile Means Business #1: The ‘House of Agile’ of ING Bank

Ray Arell visits Eric Abelen, Agile Coach at ING Bank. Together, they look at ING's ‘House of Agile’ and other workspaces.

🔬 Scrum Master Trends Report 2019

Back in 2017, we started the Scrum Master Salary Report 2017—the first industry report that covered in depth the educational background, working experience, industries, and organizational details of the companies Scrum Masters or agile coaches work for. For its 2019 edition—the Scrum Master Trends Report 2019—, we partnered with Scrum.org—the leading Scrum training and certification institution founded by Scrum co-founder Ken Schwaber—to improve the underlying data set.

Scrum Master Trends Report 2019 by Scrum.org and Age-of-Product.com

Learn more about the state of the industry and download for free the Scrum Master Trends Report 2019:


Product & Lean

Luke Kanies: My Losing Battle with Enterprise Sales

Puppet founder Luke Kanies sheds a light on why he has a troubled relationship with enterprise sales.

Clayton Christensen: After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned

Clayton Christensen looks back at what he has learned since publishing ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma.’

John Cutler (via Medium): 15 Things You Should Know About Product Managers

John Cutler built a list of common product management challenges to help build understanding for product managers among stakeholders.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #176: Psychological Safety, Agile Team Building, No More Move Fast & Break Things?

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