TL; DR: Design Thinking Scrum—Food for Agile Thought #290
Welcome to the 290th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 31,083 peers. This week, we delve into Design Thinking Scrum, and we note that most frameworks pay a lot of attention to decision making, less, though, to understanding decisions. We also share the agile leadership practice library, and we point at the12th principle of the Agile Manifesto: A self-managing team also needs to be a self-learning team.
We then point at the advantages of product teams over project teams, and we learn when and how to get involved with Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking regarding your product lifecycle. Moreover, we enjoy describing a hiring process based on auditioning, not interviewing, the best candidates.
Lastly, we appreciate ThoughtWork’s latest version of its tech radar, and we ask: Who Disrupts the Disrupters?
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Medium): 📺 Why Design Thinking + Scrum Makes a lot of Sense(via
Takeshi Yoshida explains why he is a big fan of Design Thinking and Scrum.
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Decision Making vs. Decision Understanding:
John Cutler notes that most frameworks pay a lot of attention to decision making, less, though, to understanding decisions.
Crisp): Introducing: The Agile Leadership Practice Library(via
Mattias Skarin shares the agile leadership practice library, a system approach to leading, answering the question “how do I lead through others?”
Six Steps to Self Learning Teams and Organizations:
Andy Cleff points at the12th principle of the Agile Manifesto: A self-managing team also needs to be a self-learning team.
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Product vs. Project Teams:
Marty Cagan summarizes the differences between project teams and product teams and wonders why so many project teams are still around, given the advantages of product teams.
The signs of project teams are plain to see: teams of mercenaries, slow velocity, little to no innovation, ballooning technical debt, no ownership of results, orphaned projects, and blame directed everywhere.
Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening:
Alejandra Gonzalez shares her take on when and how to get involved with Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking regarding your product lifecycle.
Who Disrupts the Disrupters?:
Packy McCormick delves into the mechanics of disruption and believes that Web3 could disrupt today’s tech giants.
Product Coalition): Why We Don’t Interview Product Managers Anymore(via
Brad Dunn describes a hiring process that is based on auditioning the best candidates.
📯 Data-Informed Retrospectives
In their book Agile Retrospectives, Esther Derby and Diana Larsen popularized the idea that a Sprint Retrospect comprises five stages. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives.
As I have observed in practice, many Scrum Teams either limit the data gathering part of the Retrospective, thus lacking vital information. Or they invest too much time doing so, leaving little capacity to analyze the data and come to conclusions on how to best improve as a team.
Read on and learn how you can avoid falling victim to both scenarios by gathering data continuously and asynchronously.
Learn more: Data-Informed Retrospectives.
🛠 Tools & Measuring
Reforge): Scaling Data: Data Informed to Data Driven to Data Led(via
Crystal Widjaja details the path to scaling data for startups.
(via ThoughtWorks): Technology Radar Vol. 24
ThoughtWorks released the latest version of its tech radar.
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