Food for Agile Thought #304: 147 Logical Fallacies, Agile 2.0, Focusing on Evidence (Not Opinions), INVEST Delivers If…

TL; DR: Logical Fallacies, Agile 2.0 — Food for Agile Thought #304

Welcome to the 304th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 32,756 peers. This week, we share an epic list of logical fallacies created by faulty reasoning that influence decision-making. We also listen to an idea of what the next iteration of ‘Agile’ might be — 20 years after the manifesto, and we reject the idea that simply sticking to the INVEST principles will automatically create good user stories.

We then share a list of visualization models to help deal with complexity in product management. Moreover, we learn why going with evidence, not opinions might turn out to be highly lucrative, and we reflect on the benefits of taking our time to get products right.

Lastly, we point at the disservice we accept when we apply false analogies to creating software, and we embrace a template for a Futurospective.

Food for Agile Thought #304: 147 Logical Fallacies, Agile 2.0, Focusing on Evidence (Not Opinions), INVEST Delivers If… — Age-of-Product.com

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(via TeachThought): 147 Logical Fallacies: A Master List With Examples

Owen M. Williamson created an epic list of irrational arguments made through faulty reasoning that influence decision making.

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Shane Hastie (via InfoQ): 🎙 The Next Iteration of Agile

In this podcast, Shane Hastie interviews Cliff Berg and Raj Nagappan on what they believe will be the next iteration of ‘Agile;’ 20 years after the manifesto.

Bill Wake: All You Need is INVEST? No!

Bill Wake details why he rejects the idea that simply sticking to the INVEST principles will automatically create good user stories.

Stories replace documentation and handoffs with a dynamic interplay of conversation, experiments, implementation, and feedback.

Rich Mironov: How Weak Analogies About Software Can Lead Us Astray

Rich Mironov points at the disservice we accept when we apply false analogies to the creation of software.

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Aditi Priya (via Product Coalition): 10 Visual Models That Let You Simplify The Most Complex Ideas

Aditi Priya aggregated a list of visualization models to help deal with complexity in product management.

Peter Reinhardt (via Strategyzer): 📺 Focus on Evidence, Not Opinions: The Story of Segment – Acquired by Twilio for 3.2B in 2020

In this short video, Peter Reinhardt shares the story of how he tried to kill a supposedly doomed idea with evidence only to discover that the opposite was true.

John Cutler: The Form That Stole 20,531,250 Seconds

John Cutler reflects on the benefits of taking your time to get products right.

📯 Skipping Retrospectives? — Making Your Scrum Work #17

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Skipping Retrospectives — Making Your Scrum Work #17 – Age-of-Product.com

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Paulo Caroli: 🧭 A Simple and Effective Futurospective Sequence

Paulo Caroli shares a ‘sequence of activities for a one-hour meeting for a small group of people that wanted to take a look at the past (a retro perspective) and plan for the future (a future perspective).’

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