Food for Agile Thought’s issue #217—shared with 24,172 peers—delves into agile playbooks and the optimal Sprint length; we learn how to convince the finance folks to embrace ‘agile,’ and we figure out how team contracts and alignment maps support to create psychological safety.
We also appreciate the visualization of the path from waterfall to a product team that deserves the name; we get more clarity on product reviews when using dual-track agile, and we are surprised by the range of MVP costs.
Lastly, we enjoy a 5-minute video clip, reminding us of all the madness in our industry.
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🏆 The Essential Post: Agile Playbooks
#DOES19 Las Vegas): Playbook for Your [DevOps | Agile | Digital | Cloud] Transformation. (Including a certificate.)(via
Jonathan Smart manages to stuff practically all ‘agile’ buzzwords possible into a 5-minute video. Bonus: a certificate.
Agile & Scrum
Choosing a Scrum Sprint Length – Shorter Beats Longer:
Mark Levison analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of different Sprint lengths.
SD Times): Agile costing and capitalization – How to work with finance to scale Agile(via
Patrick Tickle points at agile development’s uncertain accounting impacts and unfamiliar capitalization rules and what it takes to convince the finance people to give ‘Agile’ a try.
Strategyzer): Psychological Safety: A Prerequisite For High Performing Teams(via
Stefano Mastrogiacomo suggests a way to facilitate the creation of trust among team members supported by team contracts and a team alignment map.
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Product & Lean
Amplitude): Journey to Product Teams (Infographic)(via
John Cutler shares an infographic detailing the path from a team working in the waterfall model to a product team.
Dual-track Stakeholder Review:
Jeff Patton shares his approach to the product review within dual-track Scrum or XP by separating the stakeholders from the team.
CXL): How Much Do SaaS Companies Spend on Their MVPs?(via
Kimberlee Meier provides data on the costs of 14 different minimum viable products of SaaS companies—be surprised by the range.
📯 Agile Movers & Shakers (1): Viktor Cessan
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