TL; DR: Evolutionary Design, Product-Market-Fit — Food for Agile Thought #256
Welcome to the 256th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,912 peers. This week, we talk about the advantages of evolutionary design; we delve into predictability, and we promise to improve on estimating.
We then explore where news ideas originate, pointing at the apparent anti-patterns simultaneously; we talk money in product management, and we come back to outcome-driven business impacts.
Lastly, we applaud Jerome Kehrli for an epic guide on how to achieve product-market-fit.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
The Search for Product-Market Fit:
Jerome Kehrli provides us with an in-depth overview of what product-market-fit means and how to get there.
Agile & Evolutionary Design
Bill Wake reflects on evolutionary design, refactoring, placing bets, and simple (software) design.
Leading Agile): 📺 Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable(via
Mike Cottmeyer dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to achieve better business outcomes.
Why do we suck so much in time estimations and what to do about it:
Gil Bouhnick shares his ideas on how to get better at estimating.
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Product & Lean
UX Magazine): Where Product Ideas Come From(via
Laura analyzes where news ideas—which are plenty and cheap—originate, pointing at the apparent anti-patterns,
Business Cases Are Stories About Money:
Rich Mironov shares four different storytelling formats, from internal cost savings to improving NPS® scores.
Medium): Outcomes as Enablers of Business Impact(via
Philip Rogers delves into signs that we focus too much on outputs.
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