Food for Agile Thought’s issue #205—shared with 23,482 peers—covers agile principles; we explore the foundation of organization-wide agility, and we embrace the benefits of trunk-based development.
We also have a look at Amazon’s formula for innovation; we learn why abolishing innovation silos is beneficial, and we appreciate a comprehensive workbook on Design Thinking.
Lastly, we ask: is our industry heading for trouble?
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🏆 The Essential Read
InfoQ): 📺 Using Bets, Boards and Missions to Inspire Org-wide Agility(via
John Cutler talks about bets, boards, and missions, and how to apply them at an organizational level, addressing why it is essential to become outcome-focused.
Agile Principles & Scrum
How we do Agile — principle-led & context-dependent:
Marcus Hammarberg shares a set of principles that worked well for him in the past, pointing at that they may not be equally successful in your context.
Where I Think "Agile" is Headed, Part 1: Do You Need an Agile Approach?:
Johanna Rothman believes that our industry is in ‘big, big trouble.’ Here is why.
Medium): Why I love Trunk Based Development (or pushing straight to master)(via
Mattia Battiston delves into the advantages of working directly on the master: better collaboration, improved quality, and more collective ownership.
📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I + Liberating Structures — Berlin, September 17-19, 2019
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Product & Lean
Want to innovate like Amazon? Here's their formula:
Scott Brinker shares his notes and photos of Dirk Didascalou’s talk at the MIT Platform Strategy Summit.
(via Mind The Product): How to Master Innovation (without the) Labs
Andy Wicks advocates against innovation silos and points at the advantages of creating small and nimble teams throughout the organization.
(via Collective Campus): Design Thinking Playbook
Shay Namdarian shares a comprehensive playbook on how to benefit from Design Thinking and when not to use it.
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