On February 3rd, 2018, 20-plus people will join a hackathon to build an agility assessment framework based on this taxonomy. The goal of the workshop is to provide the first version of a tool that empowers agile practitioners to measure agility, be it an organization’s suitability for agile practices or a team’s progress on its path to becoming agile.
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #124—shared with 13,873 peers—addresses some symptoms of troubled agile transitions: low levels of engagement, difficulties in learning presumably simple patterns, optimizing for the own team while ignoring the organization.
We then learn what it takes to build trust, how to discover ‘your product’ without falling into the stage-gate process trap, and what product strategy concepts are currently en vogue.
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Food for Agile Thought’s issue #123—shared with 13,624 peers—addresses Scrum 2018: Scrum Alliance’s latest survey is available, John Cutler’s opinion piece on today’s state of ‘Scrum,’ indications of lipstick agile to watch out for, and ten prevailing scrum myths.
We then focus on how to figure out what is worth building: from creating a bulletproof product strategy to developing an experimentation system and why you need to be careful when using the Net Promoter Score®¸
Lastly, we learn more about the organizational patterns of progressive companies. Have a successful 2018!
TL; DR: Lipstick Agile — Happiness in the Trenches?
Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation — caught in a lipstick agile situation where an organization already struggles doing agile? (Not to mention ‘becoming agile.’)
Scrum masters, and agile coaches who are close to either burnout or indifference. Product owners who “own” the product by name only, and developers who are questioning why Scrum a) skips all the practices that make XP work, and b) often turns out to be just another form of micromanagement.