TL; DR: Agile Meets Beyond Budgeting, Managing Ideas at Scale—Food for Agile Thought #285
Welcome to the 285th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 30,736 peers. This week, we delve into Nassim Taleb’s ‘Antifragile.’ Also, we detail why Agile meets Beyond Budgeting may represent two roads to the same end: creating greater business agility. Additionally, we point at the importance of questioning our knowledge and opinions in the face of new evidence.
We then enjoy the Head of Design at Stripe’s deep dive into the ideal collaboration between design and product management. Moreover, we share the fundamental principles to enable ideation and innovation at scale, from accessibility to simplicity to discoverability and innovators’ community, and we suggest four ways to track product discovery efforts.
Lastly, we learn how a team can use internal data to create usable forecasts, thus inspiring trust among stakeholders by improving predictions’ quality.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Book Review: Summary and commentary on Nassim Taleb's ‘Antifragile’:
Scott Alexander summarizes and comments on Nassim Taleb’s ‘Antifragile.’
➿ Agile Meets Beyond Budgeting & Scrum
Boston Consulting Group): Agile Meets Beyond Budgeting(via
In this article, Martin Danoesastro, Bjarte Bogsnes, and Sebastian Strange detail why Agile and Beyond Budgeting may represent two roads to the same end: creating greater business agility.
Greater Good): Why Thinking Like a Scientist Is Good for You(via
In this interview, organizational psychologist Adam Grant explains the importance of questioning our knowledge and opinions in the face of new evidence—empiricism at work.
Breaking the Wicked Loop:
John Cutler describes how fatigue and a drop in decision quality under stress result in low team morale that will harm collaboration. He also suggests how to reset: Rest and ‘work super small with less pressure for results.’
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The PM 🤝 Design Partnershipand :
In this guest post, Katie Dill—Head of Design at Stripe—dives deep into the ideal collaboration between design and product management.
UX Collective): Managing Ideas at Scale(via
George Krasadakis shares the fundamental principles to enable ideation and innovation at scale, from accessibility to simplicity to discoverability and innovators' community.
(via productboard): 4 steps to measure the impact of product discovery
In this excerpt from the “The Product Discovery Playbook” ebook, the Productboard team suggests four ways to track product discovery efforts. The ebook is available for free.
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
Agile Alliance): Explain Dates to Anyone with Forecasts Based on Your Historical Dataand (via
In this article, Michael Mahlberg and Johanna Rothman address how a team can use internal data to create usable forecasts, thus inspiring trust among stakeholders by improving predictions' quality.
Optimizely Blog): Get More Wins: Experimentation Metrics for Program Success(via
Blake Blanchard introduces three metrics that help you understand your experiments' quality, from test velocity to conclusive rate to win rate.
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