TL; DR: KPI Trees, Scaling Agility in Real-Life — Food for Agile Thought #328
Welcome to the 328th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 34,452 peers. This week, we advocate a simple tool to ‘help you foster alignment, transparency, and focus in your product organization:’ The KPI tree. Also, we share six real-life examples of extraordinary organizations and their path to business agility, from Vanguard to Bosch to Paypal, and we point at a simple lesson: You may likely accrue more technical debt first before efforts to reduce it bear fruit.
We then consider an idea about the ‘right’ way to build products by steepening the learning curve while helping customers reap benefits earlier. Next, Board of Innovation summarizes how it invalidated 100-plus business ideas last year, pointing at the importance of identifying weak spots early. Moreover, we enjoy a detailed history of Netflix, pointing at all the experiments it took to lift them to today’s level, and we reflect on probable anti-patterns when organizations start aligning humanity and the development process utilizing a seemingly intuitive practice.
Lastly, we learn from Dave West how his job as CEO unintentionally seems to affect his role as a stakeholder. Also, Shane Hastie interviews Patricia Kong of Scrum.org on how collecting empirical evidence supports decision-making in complex environments and how EBM supports that approach.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: KPI Trees
KPI Trees: How to Bridge the Gap Between Customer Behavior, Product Metrics, and Company Goals:
Petra Wille advocates a simple tool to ‘help you foster alignment, transparency, and focus in your product organization.’
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(via Kanbanize Blog): Agile Organization Examples: Practical Look At Scaling Agility
Kanbanize shares six real-life examples of extraordinary organizations and their path to business agility, from Vanguard to Bosch to Paypal.
Scrum.org): Sprint Review: Being A Good Stakeholder(via
Dave West reflects on how his job as CEO unintentionally seems to affect his role as a stakeholder.
Tech Debt Gets Worse Before It Gets Better:
Jeremy Mikkola points at a simple lesson: You may likely accrue more technical debt first before efforts to reduce it bear fruit.
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Medium): What Exactly iIs a Product-Led Process?(via
Isabel Gan shares her ideas about the ‘right’ way to build products by steepening the learning curve while helping customers reap benefits earlier.
(via Board of Innovation): Insights from the 100+ Business Ideas We Killed
Lennert Decuypere summarizes 100-plus business ideas, Board of Innovation invalidated last year, sharing three tangible techniques, pointing at the importance of identifying weak spots early.
Netflix: Lessons in Experimentation:
Aakash Gupta shares a detailed history of Netflix, pointing at all the experiments it took to lift them to today’s level.
📺 Valerio Zanini & Zeina Zeitouni: The Zones of Value Framework — Hands-on Agile #31
During this workshop, Valerio Zanini and Zeina Zeitouni explored the Zones of Value Framework that Agile and Product teams can use to build better products. We recorded this video at the 31st Hands-on Agile meetup of April 20, 2021.
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
InfoQ): 🎙 Evidence Based Management with Scrum.org(via
Shane Hastie interviews Patricia Kong of Scrum.org on how collecting empirical evidence supports decision-making in complex environments and how EBM supports that approach.
(via UXPin): Customer Journey Mapping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
UXPin reflects on probable anti-patterns when organizations start aligning humanity and the development process utilizing a seemingly intuitive practice.
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