Food for Agile Thought’s issue #187—shared with 21,673 peers—focuses on whether the agile ROI is it scientifically provable, and that the longevity of agile teams is overrated. We also get first-hand insights into why a Holacracy project ultimately did not work out.
Moreover, we delve into flow and value in product development; we learn how to apply a proven product/market fit survey, and we learn how Marty Cagan assesses the skills and gaps of prospective product manager coachee. (Great food of thought for your career.)
🦖 Lastly, we enjoy a fantastic presentation on Cynefin, Dinosaurs, decision making under complexity, and under which circumstances innovation may flourish. (Kudos to Liz.)
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #186?
🏆 The Essential Read
InfoQ): 📺 The Failure of Focus(via
Is ‘Agile’ holding us back? Liz Keogh discusses different strategies for approaching complexity and allowing innovation to emerge through obliquity, naivety, and serendipity. An added benefit: 🦖— Dinosaurs.
Agile ROI & Scrum
(via DZone): Can the Agile Method Be Scientifically Proven?
Jacob Mathews believes that a recent statistical analysis of more than 300 project reports and a CMMI survey can prove that the Agile ROI delivers is superior.
Agile Alliance): Dynamic Reteaming: How We Thrive by Rebuilding Teams(via
Heide Helfand challenges the belief that we need stable teams to build a successful software company.
Medium): Experiments with Holacracy: Why we stopped doing it, and what we learned along the way.(via
Michiel van Gerven shares some insights in what Holacracy did (and didn’t do) for their organization—in case you want to start your own Holacracy experiment.
📺 From the Blog: Hands-on Agile Webinar #10 Replay: Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns [Video]
The replay of the tenth Hands-on Agile webinar covers twelve anti-patterns of the sprint retrospective—from #NoRetro to the dispensable buffer to UNSMART action items to a missing product owner.
Learn more: 📺 Webinar #10: Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns.
Product & Lean
Amplitude): 📺 Creating Flow and Value in Product Development(via
In this short video, John Cutler explains why limiting work in progress can increase flow and value in product development.
Coaching Tools: The Assessment [of Product Managers]:
Marty Cagan shares his product manager skills assessment, structured in the form of a gap analysis.
Medium): Using Product/Market Fit to Drive Sustainable Growth(via
Sean Ellis shares his product/market fit survey template and how to best apply it to your situation.
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