Food for Agile Thought #229
TL; DR: Traumatic Agile, Absurd Design Sprints — Food for Agile Thought #229
Welcome to the 229th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,217 peers. This week, we ask whether ‘Agile’ is a reactionary movement; we delve into suitable metrics for experiments, and we learn from a bank how to become agile with 20-plus teams.
We also learn how Pinterest keeps ideas for experiments coming. Speaking of which, we gain insight into suitable experiments at Slack, and we reconsider the usefulness of Design Sprints.
Lastly, we finally have a reference to answer the obvious question: Does Google use Scrum?
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Dorian Taylor: Agile as Trauma
Dorian Taylor wants to heal ‘Agile’ as he believes it is still a tactical, technical, and ultimately reactionary movement.
Source: Agile as Trauma
Author: Dorian Taylor
Agile & Scrum
Andy Cleff (via Agile Velocity): Metrics in Agile: How to Effectively Measure Transformation
Andy Cleff explores healthy ways to use metrics to gain relevant insights into the outcomes of experiments.
Author: Andy Cleff
Cesario Ramos (via AgiliX Agile Consulting): Large Dutch Bank: Our Journey Towards Agility at Scale
Cesario Ramos shares a detailed case study from a significant agile transformation, based on LeSS principles.
Author: Cesario Ramos
(via SmHarter): How large successful companies achieve agility at scale
SMHarter takes a look at how FANG companies become agile at scale.
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Product & Lean
John Egan: How Pinterest Supercharged its Growth Team With Experiment Idea Review
In this article, Jeff Chang and John Egan detail how Pinterest expects everyone to contribute quality experiment ideas.
Author: John Egan
Fareed Mosavat (via Reforge): Good Experiment, Bad Experiment
Fareed Mosavat shares his lessons learned on experiments, Ben Horowitz style.
Author: Fareed Mosavat
Jeff Davidson (via The Startup): Design Sprints are Absurd
Jeff Davidson has had enough and wants us to drop Google Ventures’ brainchild.
Author: Jeff Davidson
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📯 Agile Movers & Shakers (4): Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org
Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Dave West, who is the Product Owner and CEO at Scrum.org.
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Food for Agile Thought #229: Traumatic Agile, Measuring Transformations, Experiments at Pinterest, Absurd Design Sprints was first published on Age-of-Product.com.