TL; DR: Killing Product Thinking — Food for Agile Thought #300
Welcome to the 300th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 32,162 peers. This week, we delve into killing product thinking w/ Jeff Patton. Also, we remind ourselves why the idea that “building software should be like building a house” is an unsuitable metaphor and why structure drives strategy so often. (Spoiler alert: the preferred way would be way messier.)
We then reflect on the many ways you can turn a hypotheses validation into a v1, and we explain how user research fits into continuous product discovery. Moreover, we present the “3Q-DO NO HARM” framework to help you avoid causing harm at scale with your product.
Lastly, we share a team alignment exercise built on Liberating Structures.
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The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking – Help your organization focus on successful outcomes:
In this epic post, Jeff Patton delves into the built-in incentive of the service model that favors on-time and on-budget delivery over outcomes or impact.
➿ Agile & Scrum
Software is not a lump or work to do (and the laws which prove it):
Allan Kelly reminds us why the idea that “building software should be like building a house” is an unsuitable metaphor.
Medium): Concepts I use every day: BAPO. Because org structure change can get messy…(via
Jason Yip points at a critical organizational issue: structure driving strategy to avoid changing the structure.
Medium): Team Alignment in 3 hrs: What, So What, Now What x 1–2–4-All (With free Mural template)(via
Takeshi Yoshida shares a team alignment exercise built on Liberating Structures.
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Mind The Product): 🎙 Getting the max from an MVP(via
In this podcast, Dan Olsen reflects on the many ways you can turn a hypotheses validation into a v1.
📺 The Role of User Research in a Continuous Discovery World:
In this video, Teresa Torres explains how user research fits into continuous product discovery.
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
boxesandarrows): Flawed Products Harm – A Framework to Respond(via
Lisa D. Dance presents the “3Q-DO NO HARM” framework to help you avoid causing harm at scale with your product.
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