Food for Agile Thought’s issue #127 covers useless agile metrics, we learn common excuses why continuous delivery would not work, and how to organize a big room planning.
We then talk about signs of a toxic team culture, how design thinking, agile and lean fit together, and what to do when a team fails to deliver at the end of a sprint.
Lastly, we learn why experiments do not just happen to the best organizations but perhaps create them, and what product thinking has to do with it.
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Useless Agile Metrics & Scrum
Jez Humble (via Agile Testing Days): Continuous Delivery — Sounds Great But It Won’t Work Here
Watch Jez Humble’s keynote from Agile Testing Day 2017 — a handy list of excuses why CD supposedly would not work.
Author: Jez Humble
Johanna Rothman: When Teams Don’t Finish Work in a Sprint: 3 Tips to Seeing and Finishing Work
Johanna Rothman has three suggestions how to improve a team’s ability to accomplish the sprint goal.
Author: Johanna Rothman
📯 XSCALE Alliance News
The Business Agility Institute (BAI) and XSCALE Alliance are teaming up. While the BAI provides the most comprehensive and detailed taxonomy of agile organizations today, XSCALE’s principles and pattern languages offer an agnostic praxis to fulfill the BAI taxonomy.
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Product & Lean
Jonny Schneider (via ThoughtWorks): Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together
Jonny Schneider fights cargo cult agile by detailing how the three mindsets of product development can be used successfully beyond formalized processes.
Author: Jonny Schneider
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Food for Agile Thought #127: Useless Agile Metrics, CD Works, Product Experiments, Fewer Product Managers was first published on Age-of-Product.