TL; DR: Agile Lies, 15. State of Agile Survey — Food for Agile Thought #302
Welcome to the 302nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 32,531 peers. This week, we lament the state of agile in the industry today, from its perception to agile lies to what people experience in the trenches. Also, we refer to a recent article by Jeff Patton that claims that the Agile Manifesto lacks a value statement, and we reflect on the benefits of creating situations for personal growth where failure will be safe.
We then summarize why the relationship between the marketing and engineering has been tense and filled with frustration for a long time. Moreover, we delve into how to set up ProductOps for the first time, and we provide a detailed guide on how to get going with the mystical minimum viable product.
Lastly, we download the latest version of the ‘State of Agile Survey,’ and we suggest planning and estimating a massive software project, requiring several teams, across several quarters of effort.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Truth, Lies, and Agile:
Zach Bonaker laments the state of agile in the industry today, from its perception to what people experience in the trenches.
➿ Agile & Scrum
Successful outcomes over efficient delivery?:
Ron Jeffries refers to a recent article by Jeff Patton that claims that the Agile Manifesto lacks a value statement.
Make Failure A (Safe) Option:
Jacob Kaplan-Moss reflects on the benefits of creating situations for personal growth where failure will be safe.
(via Digital.ai): 📖 State of Agile Survey
Digital.ai — formerly known as VersionOne – published the latest version of the ‘State of Agile Survey.’ It is available as a free download.
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RudderStack): Why It’s Hard for Engineering to Support Marketing(via
Eric Dodds summarizes why the relationship between the two parties has been tense and filled with frustration for a long time.
Fullscript): Product Operations: From Zero to One(via
Joshua McLaughlin delves into how to set up ProductOps for the first time.
MVP: how to build the Minimum Viable Product:
Paulo Caroli provides a detailed guide on how to get going with the mystical minimum viable product.
📯 When the Management Ignores Self-Management — Making Your Scrum Work #16
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
Planning & estimating large-scale software projects:
Tom Russell suggests planning and estimating a massive software project, requiring several teams, across several quarters of effort.
Agile Uprising): 🎙 Succeeding with OKRs in Agile(via
In this pod, Allan Kelly explains how to work with OKRs in an agile environment.
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