TL; DR: Liberating Structures, Beautiful Mess—Food for Agile Thought #231
Welcome to the 231st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,467 peers. This week, we learn about Liberating Structures and change for everyone; we point at the perils of measuring a complex reality, and we get a better understanding of where business agility is heading.
We also enjoy John Cutler’s excursion into embracing change successfully; we gain insight into three ways of making decisions in complex situations, and we listen to why OKRs may not provide the right objectives for a product team.
Lastly, we look back at the evolution of Haier’s organizational model and how self-organization and refrigerators go hand-in-hand.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #230?
🏆 The Tip of the Week
Medium): Liberating Structures: Change Methods for Everybody Every Day(via
Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless provide a comprehensive introduction to Liberating Structures.
Agile & Scrum
The Ready): Ending the Tyranny of the Measurable(via
Itamar Goldminz points at the perils of measuring a complex reality.
InfoQ): 🎙 Diana Larsen on the Origins of Agility and Agile Fluencyand (via
Shane Hastie interviews Diana Larsen about the origins of what became agile development, where business agility is heading, and the agile fluency project.
(via Corporate Rebels): Evolve Or Die
Bram van der Lecq looks back at the evolution of Haier's organizational model in the light of intrapreneurship and self-organization.
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Product & Lean
Mind The Product): 📺 The Beautiful Mess(via
In this talk, John Cutler explains how we must all embrace ‘the beautiful mess’ and learn to navigate change to be more successful.
The Startup): 3 Frameworks For Making Complex Decisions(via
Rushabh Doshi introduces three decision-making approaches beyond the usual suspects.
Team Objectives — Overview:
Marty Cagan decided to recommend OKRs no longer.
📯 27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams
Welcome to the Sprint anti-patterns article from our series on Scrum anti-patterns, covering not just the three Scrum roles, but also the stakeholders as well as the IT management.
Read more: 27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams.
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