Food for Agile Thought’s issue #190—shared with 21,794 peers—focuses on agile budgeting — or why the industrial model of handling money is preventing companies from becoming agile —; we learn to distinguish between emergent architecture and architecture by chance, and we come back to technical debt once more.
We also embrace the idea of not harming people and our societies with new products. We learn more about visualizing experiments, and we abandon the idea of misusing the Sprint Planning for creating the perfect plan—control is an illusion.
Lastly, we enjoy Sam Harris Shane Parrish reflecting on mental models, decision making, and the tricks your mind is playing with you.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #189?
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Mental Modelsand :
Sam Harris and Shane Parrish discuss some of the mental models that should guide our thinking and behavior.
Agile Budgeting & Scrum
Michael Küsters outlines the significant difference between ‘emergent architecture’ and ‘architecture by chance.’
Forbes): Why Budgeting Cripples Agile And Innovation(via
Agile budgeting: Steve Denning analyses why the budget often constitutes a major stumbling block to creating a truly agile organization.
DZone): Technical Debt: The Good, the Bad, and the Reckless(via
Matthew O'Riordan reflects on how to avoid unnecessary technical debt and how to detect it when you are on the brink of acquiring it.
Product & Lean
Roman Pichler points at the importance that we take responsibility for the ramifications of our products and make ethically sound product decisions.
Why Sprint Planning Meetings Won’t Deliver Perfect Plans:
Mike Cohn reminds us of the emergent nature of the Sprint Backlog.
Optimizely Blog): 6 Tactics to Make your Digital Experimentation Program More Visible(via
Becca Bruggman advocates visualizing the entire lifecycle of experimentation.
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