Food for Agile Thought #218
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #218 delves into alignment and autonomy at an organizational level; we shed more light on something we all believe in understanding well — the waterfall process — , and we explore the necessary mindset to become a good coach.
We also learn more about an extension to the Lean UX canvas, handling the prioritization of hypotheses; we discover techniques to take agile UX research to the next level, and we applaud a new 2020 Product conference listing.
Lastly, we enjoy a BBC article on the man who brought you timeboxes. Well, sort of.
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🏆 The Essential Post
Manuel Küblböck (via Medium): How we align our goals
Alignment: Manuel Küblböck analyzes how to become aligned as an organization yet still preserve autonomy.
Source: Medium: How we align our goals
Author: Manuel Küblböck
Agile Alignment & Scrum
Martin Fowler: WaterfallProcess
Martin Fowler delves into ‘waterfall,’ starting with the Royce paper, and notes that its meaning would be ill-defined and its origin obscure.
Author: Martin Fowler
(via BBC News): The ‘law’ that explains why you can’t get anything done
Tiffanie Wen reflects on Cyril Northcote Parkinson’s essay from 1955 and what it has to do with deadlines, organizational debt, bureaucracy, and time-boxing.
“It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
Chris Jones (via svpg): The Coaching Mindset
Chris Jones looks at the necessary mindset of a coach to become a servant leader that has an impact.
Source: svpg: The Coaching Mindset
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Product & Lean
Jeff Gothelf: The Hypothesis Prioritization Canvas
Jeff Gothelf extents the Lean UX canvas to help facilitate a conversation with your team and stakeholders to determine which hypotheses will get your attention.
Author: Jeff Gothelf
(via ThoughtWorks): Six tactics to maximize UX research in agile
Kuppy Tanaporn Benjapolakul shares her take on how to integrate user experience (UX) research in an agile work environment.
Teresa Torres: 2020 Product Conferences
Teresa Torres started aggregating her 2020 Product Conferences directory.
Source: 2020 Product Conferences
Author: Teresa Torres
📯 15 Sprint Review Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams
Are we still on the right track? Answering this question in a collaborative effort of the Scrum Team as well as internal (and external) stakeholders is the purpose of the Sprint Review. Given its importance, it is worthwhile to tackle the most common Sprint Review anti-patterns.
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Food for Agile Thought #218: Alignment & Autonomy, Waterfall, Parkinson’s Law, Hypothesis Prioritization, UX Research in Agile was first published on Age-of-Product.com.