Food for Agile Thought’s issue #179—shared with 20,968 peers—questions agile dogmas, we bust more Scrum myths and learn why innovative cultures are paradoxical.
We also explore how to avoid the building trap or to become a feature factory; we learn how to free ourselves from the shackles of inertia and risk-aversion, and we have our gut feeling confirmed that fixed scope, fixed time projects can go only one way—south.
Lastly, we learn what kings, and queens, and knights, and trolls have to do with agile transitions. (Yub, GoT is coming.)
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🏆 The Essential Read
Harvard Business Review): Innovation Isn’t All Fun and Games — Creativity Needs Discipline(via
Gary Pisano believes that innovative cultures are misunderstood. For example, he thinks that experiments require discipline, that tolerance for failure requires an intolerance for incompetence, and that collaboration needs to be balanced with individual accountability.
Agile Dogmas & Scrum
Leading Agile): Questioning Agile Dogma(via
Dave Nicolette challenges five agile dogmas from the Agile Manifesto and asks how they could probably be still valid today.
Scrum.org): Myth: The Product Backlog is Maintained Exclusively by the Product Owner(via
Christiaan Verwijs busts another myth—that no one except the Product Owner can touch the Product Backlog.
Medium): Our agile Transition at Adsdaq(via
Gerbrand Colombier lets us participate in Adsdaq’s journey to become an agile organization, employing knights, and castles, and dragons.
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Product & Lean
The Startup): Fixed time, fixed scope projects always end in 1 of 3 ways. None of them good.(via
Jeff Gothelf points at the three common outcomes of a command & control driven project. (There is a fourth one: reducing quality thus cutting corners.)
Product Talk): Prioritize Opportunities, Not Solutions(via
Teresa Torres points at the fallacy of many product teams that calculating a prioritization score is the way to create value for the customers.
(via Corporate Rebels): Break Free And Create An Experiment-Friendly Workplace
Corporate Rebels point at how to overcome an organization’s inertia, risk-avoidance, and lack of engagement.
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