Food for Agile Thought #191: Agile Is Dead, LS for Scrum Masters, Dot Voting, Prototyping 4 All

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #191—shared with 21,835 peers—asks if Agile is dead, features an epic article on the usefulness of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters, and applauds Jeff for a handy card listing 45 rebuttals to claims that ‘Agile would not work.’

We also delve into the problem of blindly believing what your customers tell you when creating Product Backlogs. Moreover, we learn why everyone should participate in prototyping, and we reconsider whether we have been using dot voting correctly so far.

Lastly, we thank CollabNet VersionOne for publishing the 13th State of Agile Report.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #190?

Food for Agile Thought #191: Agile Is Dead, LS for Scrum Masters, Dot Voting, Prototyping 4 All

🏆 The Essential Read

Barry Overeem (via Scrum.org): The Value of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters

Barry Overeem provides an excellent overview of the benefits of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters.

Agile Is Dead & Scrum

(via Brave Geeks): Agile is dead: SCRUM implementation survival guide

Agile is dead: SCRUM implementation survival guide
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Brave Geeks addresses the two most common reasons for criticism of Agile/Scrum.

Jeff Gothelf (via Medium): The top 10 rebuttals to: ‘Agile is great. But it won’t work here.’

Jeff Gothelf shares a handy Bingo-style board with 45 answers on why ‘Agile’ will work here, too.

(via CollabNet VersionOne): 13th Annual State of Agile Report

CollabNet VersionOne just published the latest edition of the Annual State of Agile Report.

Product & Lean

Stephen P. Anderson (via Medium): What’s Wrong with Dot Voting Exercises

Stephen P. Anderson shares his concerns with the rampant butchering of an excellent tool and what to do about it.

Johanna Rothman: Eliminate Fake Certainty and Solve the Real Problem

Johanna Rothman points at the ‘fake certainty’ that customers often have about their problems and the risk involved in building what customers demand.

Chris Nyffeler and Coe Leta Stafford (via IDEO U): Why Everyone Should Prototype (Not Just Designers)

Chris Nyffeler interviews Coe Leta Stafford on the value of prototyping and why everyone on a product team should actively prototype.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #190: Agile Budgeting, Agile Architecture, Mental Models, Product Ethics.

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