TL; DR: Failed Agile Rebellion, Prioritizing Hypotheses — Food for Agile Thought #303
Welcome to the 303rd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 32,688 peers. This week, we delve into the failed agile rebellion. Moreover, we aggregate a list of 26 patterns for creating new software successfully, and we point at the root cause of transformation-related cultural problems. Also, we share new ideas on how to ‘bring about cultural shifts and mindset changes’ so you can abandon the idea to simply replicate the approach from a case study in your organization.
We then dive into determining which hypotheses you should test, build, or discard; we detail how to replicate a legacy system’s functionality on a new technology stack, and we point to a playbook that focuses on the essential elements for running a Product Discovery, a good primer for teams starting in this field.
Lastly, we get into estimation, estimates, crazy deadlines, and how not to lose your head when a lot is at stake.
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Simple Thread): Agile at 20: The Failed Rebellion(via
Al Tenhundfeld reflects on two facts 20 years after the Agile Manifesto: “Everybody says they do Agile and yet almost nobody is Agile.”
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Heuristics for Effective Software Development: A continuously evolving list.:
Allen Holub aggregated a list of 26 patterns for creating new software successfully.
If You Want To Transform IT, Start With Finance:
Ian Miell points at the root cause of transformation-related cultural problems. You may have guessed: It is about following the money.
Why There’s No Such Thing as Perfect (Agile) Transformation:
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📺 How to prioritize hypotheses for testing:
In this video, Jeff Gothelf delves into determining which hypotheses you should test, build, or discard.
Feature Parity: Replicate existing functionality of a legacy system using a new technology stack:
Ian Cartwright, Rob Horn, and James Lewis detail how to replicate a legacy system’s functionality on a new technology stack.
Terem Technologies): Product Discovery Playbook(via
Scott Middleton’s playbook focuses on the essential elements for running a Product Discovery, a good primer for teams starting in this field.
📯 Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?
Can a Scrum team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team is self-managing, according to the Scrum manual, also known as the Scrum Guide. So, let’s explore this question at the very heart of team autonomy.
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(via Better Programming): 11 Laws of Software Estimation for Complex Work
Maarten Dalmijn delves into estimation, estimates, crazy deadlines, and how not to lose your head when a lot is at stake.
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