Food for Agile Thought’s issue #204—shared with 23,376 peers—turns to Scrum TPS to 3-5x quality and value; we learn how to weave strings of Liberating Structures to achieve a Scrum Team’s goals, and we adjust our approach to handling organizational change.
We then kill our product backlogs; we embrace the idea of #nocode MVPs, and we come back again to the question of user story sizing.
Lastly, we ask: how come that so many agile transformations still fail, given the wealth of knowledge accumulated on the topic over recent years?
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🏆 The Essential Read
Product Coalition): Is Your Agile Transformation Failing, Too?(via
Ant Murphy asks: if we know that change is hard, why do a staggering amount of transformations still fail?
Agile & Scrum TPS
Scrum.org): Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality(via
Barry Overeem shares an example of how a Scrum Master can use Liberating Structures to help a Scrum Team turn their ideas and ambitions into reality.
(via InfoQ): Scrum & The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams
Pierre Jannez notes that marrying Scrum and TPS improves quality and value creation by an x3-x5 factor.
…But Your Kids are Going to Love it:
Len Lagestee points at the importance of understanding the current state before leaping ahead with a change approach.
📅 Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop — From Product Strategy to Roadmap to Sprint Review
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Product & Lean
Justinmind): Jason Fried wants to delete my backlogand (via
Justin Jackson shares a short video with Jason Fried, in which Jason advocates to kill product backlogs, being ‘dangerous, horrible’ things.
Free Code Camp): How We Built Our Minimum Viable Product (MVP)(via
John Saddington shares the story of how Yen.io started—without coding.
DZone): What Is the Right Size for a User Story?(via
Allan Kelly shares his criteria that a User Story should meet—independent of size.
📯 Scrum First Principles
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