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?
🏆 The Essential Read: Design Thinking Habits
Five Habits of Design Thinking:
Christina Wodtke created a guide of five methods to help you to internalize design thinking.
Agile & Scrum
Medium): Agile Light and Dark, and Becoming Value-Driven(via
Charles Lambdin delves into how the ‘dark side’ took over ‘Agile’ and what to do about it.
Medium): Agility: Build the right thing — From discrete Output to continuous Outcomes(via
Jonathan Smart provides a set of observed antipatterns of organizational agility—from local optimization to backlog replenishing teams.
Scrum.org): Does Your Team Produce ‘Bugs’?(via
David Sabine dissects the meaning of ‘bugs’ in an agile context.
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Product, Lean & Design Thinking Habits
Product Coalition): Idea Validation — Much More Than Just A/B Experiments(via
Itamar Gilad shares an introduction to evidence-driven product development, covering its principles and techniques.
InfoQ): 📺 Orchestrating Continuous Experiments(via
More on idea validation from Matteo Cavucci, describing an outcome-first approach to strategy and prioritization.
Lean UX Canvas V2:
Jeff Gothelf shares an updated version of the canvas.
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