Food for Agile Thought #123

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #123 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!

🏆 The Tip of the Week: Scrum 2018

(via Scrum Alliance): Download: 2017–18 State of Scrum Report

Scrum Alliance published the ‘State of Scrum 2017–2018’ report based on the feedback of more than 2,000 agile professionals.

Source: Scrum Alliance: Download: 2017–18 State of Scrum Report

Agile & Scrum 2018

John Cutler (via Hackernoon): Scrum is the Best Thing in the Whole Wide World

Scrum is the Best Thing in the Whole Wide World
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John Cutler reflects on Scrum and how it is perceived, sold and practiced at the moment.

Source: Hackernoon: Scrum is the Best Thing in the Whole Wide World

Author: John Cutler

Barry Overeem and Christiaan Verwijs: A Summary of the 10 Scrum Myths

Barry Overeem and Christiaan Verwijs provide a handy summary of ten persistent Scrum myths.

Source: A Summary of the 10 Scrum Myths

Authors: Barry Overeem and Christiaan Verwijs

(via Corporate Rebels): On What We Learned This Year: The 8 Habits Of Highly Progressive Workplaces

Corporate Rebels identified eight habits which distinguish the progressive organizations from the others.

Source: Corporate Rebels: On What We Learned This Year: The 8 Habits Of Highly Progressive Workplaces

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Product & Lean

Richard Banfield (via Noteworthy): How To Design a Bulletproof Product Strategy

How To Design a Bulletproof Product Strategy
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Richard Banfield shares his view of why an excellent product strategy isn’t the domain of mythological heroes.

Source: Noteworthy: How To Design a Bulletproof Product Strategy

Author: Richard Banfield

Christina Wodtke: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking

Christina Wodtke on why she no longer believes that ‘design thinking’ is merely a smart rebranding effort by IDEO to charge twice as much.

Source: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking

Author: Christina Wodtke

Joey DeBruin (via Reforge): The Growth Experiment Management System that Tripled Our Testing Velocity

Joey DeBruin and his team built an experimentation system that costs virtually nothing and allows to accelerate learning massively.

Source: Reforge: The Growth Experiment Management System that Tripled Our Testing Velocity

Author: Joey DeBruin

Jared M. Spool: Net Promoter Score® Considered Harmful (and What UX Professionals Can Do About It)

Jared Spool takes on the most beloved product success metric — the Net Promoter Score® — and reveals its flaws.

Source: Net Promoter Score® Considered Harmful (and What UX Professionals Can Do About It)

Author: Jared Spool

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Food for Agile Thought #123: Scrum 2018, Bulletproof Product Strategy, Hypotheses Testing System was first published on Age-of-Product.

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Stefan Wolpers

I have worked for 16-plus years as anScrum Master, Product Owner, and agile coach. Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.

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