Food for Agile Thought #256
TL; DR: Evolutionary Design, Product-Market-Fit — Food for Agile Thought #256
Welcome to the 256th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,912 peers. This week, we talk about the advantages of evolutionary design; we delve into predictability, and we promise to improve on estimating.
We then explore where news ideas originate, pointing at the apparent anti-patterns simultaneously; we talk money in product management, and we come back to outcome-driven business impacts.
Lastly, we applaud Jerome Kehrli for an epic guide on how to achieve product-market-fit.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Jerome Kehrli: The Search for Product-Market Fit
Jerome Kehrli provides us with an in-depth overview of what product-market-fit means and how to get there.
Author: Jerome Kehrli
Agile & Evolutionary Design
Bill Wake: Speculative Generality
Bill Wake reflects on evolutionary design, refactoring, placing bets, and simple (software) design.
Source: Speculative Generality
Author: Bill Wake
📺 Mike Cottmeyer (via Leading Agile): Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable
Mike Cottmeyer dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to achieve better business outcomes.
Author: Mike Cottmeyer
Gil Bouhnick: Why do we suck so much in time estimations and what to do about it
Gil Bouhnick shares his ideas on how to get better at estimating.
Author: Gil Bouhnick
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Product & Lean
Laura Klein (via UX Magazine): Where Product Ideas Come From
Laura analyzes where news ideas — which are plenty and cheap — originate, pointing at the apparent anti-patterns,
Author: Laura Klein
Rich Mironov: Business Cases Are Stories About Money
Rich Mironov shares four different storytelling formats, from internal cost savings to improving NPS® scores.
Author: Rich Mironov
Philip Rogers (via Medium): Outcomes as Enablers of Business Impact
Philip Rogers delves into signs that we focus too much on outputs.
Author: Philip Rogers
📯 Scrum Master Interview Questions (1): Scrum Master Role
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Food for Agile Thought #256: Evolutionary Design, Product-Market-Fit, Origins of Product Ideas, Predictability was first published on Age-of-Product.com.