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.
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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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InfoQ): 🎙 The Next Iteration of Agile(via
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.
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.
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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Product Coalition): 10 Visual Models That Let You Simplify The Most Complex Ideas(via
Aditi Priya aggregated a list of visualization models to help deal with complexity in product management.
Strategyzer): 📺 Focus on Evidence, Not Opinions: The Story of Segment – Acquired by Twilio for 3.2B in 2020(via
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.
The Form That Stole 20,531,250 Seconds:
John Cutler reflects on the benefits of taking your time to get products right.
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🧭 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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