Food for Agile Thought #209: Design Thinking Habits, From Dark to Light Agile, Idea Validation, Lean UX Canvas v2

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #209—shared with 23,558 peers—delves into Design Thinking habits; we consider how to turn dark ‘agile’ into a value-driven approach again, and we go back once again to antipatterns of organizational agility.

We also address validating hypotheses beyond an ordinary A/B-test; we learn how to orchestrate continuous experimentation for fun and profit, and we applaud Jeff Gothelf for sharing the second version of the Lean UX canvas with the community.

Lastly, we put ‘bugs’ into an agile context, starting with a moth in 1946.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #208?

Food for Agile Thought #209: Design Thinking Habits, From Dark to Light Agile, Idea Validation, Lean UX Canvas v2 — Age-of-Product.com

🏆 The Essential Read: Design Thinking Habits

Christina Wodtke: Five Habits of Design Thinking

Christina Wodtke created a guide of five methods to help you to internalize design thinking.

Agile & Scrum

Charles Lambdin (via Medium): Agile Light and Dark, and Becoming Value-Driven

Charles Lambdin delves into how the ‘dark side’ took over ‘Agile’ and what to do about it.

Jonathan Smart (via Medium): Agility: Build the right thing — From discrete Output to continuous Outcomes

Jonathan Smart provides a set of observed antipatterns of organizational agility—from local optimization to backlog replenishing teams.

David Sabine (via Scrum.org): Does Your Team Produce ‘Bugs’?

David Sabine dissects the meaning of ‘bugs’ in an agile context.

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Product, Lean & Design Thinking Habits

Itamar Gilad (via Product Coalition): Idea Validation — Much More Than Just A/B Experiments

Itamar Gilad shares an introduction to evidence-driven product development, covering its principles and techniques.

Matteo Cavucci (via InfoQ): 📺 Orchestrating Continuous Experiments

More on idea validation from Matteo Cavucci, describing an outcome-first approach to strategy and prioritization.

Jeff Gothelf: Lean UX Canvas V2

Jeff Gothelf shares an updated version of the canvas.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #208: Six Sigma, Zombie Scrum Symptom Checker, Constant Failure, Timeline Roadmaps Suck.

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