Food for Agile Thought #199: Fixing Scrum, Mob Programming Patterns, #NoCode, 737 MAX Revisited

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #199—shared with 22,476 peers—analyzes the Boeing 737 MAX debacle from a software quality perspective; we delve into fixing Scrum by starting with proper working agreements, and we listen to a software architect who believes that his role is compatible with the Manifesto.

We also reflect on the “go wide, narrow, go wide, narrow” rhythm of Design Thinking, we build apps without coding, and we ask: should prioritization and the product roadmap be a job of the product team?

Lastly, we finish with a more technical, yet fascinating topic: mob programming patterns!

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #198?

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🏆 The Essential Read

Eric Elliott (via Go JS!): Why Cutting Costs is Expensive: How $9/Hour Software Engineers Cost Boeing Billions

Eric Elliott on the criticality of software quality for a life-critical system, long-term return on investment, and the damages cost-cutting can cause.

In software, slow is fast.

Agile & Fixing Scrum

Roland Flemm (via AgiliX Agile Consulting): To fix your scrum you need to fix your agreements

Fixing Scrum: Roland Flemm points at the importance of voluntary adoption of Scrum to make it successful.

Michael Keeling (via Agile Alliance): Harvesting Mob Programming Patterns: Observing how we work

Michael Keeling and Joe Runde explore a set of mob programming patterns, including roles and driving patterns.

Ionut Balosin (via InfoQ): The Agile Manifesto: A Software Architect's Perspective

Ionut Balosin claims that the role of an architect is not contradictory to the values of the Manifesto but supportive of the development team.

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Product & Lean

Christina Wodtke (via Medium): Five Habits of Design Thinking

Christina Wodtke believes that what makes design thinking special is the “go wide, narrow, go wide, narrow” rhythm.

(via Mind The Product): How I Built an app Without Writing a Line of Code

Liam Smith explains how he created a vegetarian meal planning app using a “no-code” application builder and a few free online tools.

(via Intercom): Product managers should not build the roadmap. The product team should.

Ulaize Hernandez Troyas advocates making prioritization and product roadmaps a responsibility of the product team.


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