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Food for Agile Thought’s issue #118 addresses the not so apparent Scrum troubles: it is hard, expensive and utterly useless if implemented half-heartedly.
Jeff Patton explains a range of human flaws and failures during product discovery, which is the reason that AirBnB runs experiments diligently — learn from Jan how that works in detail.
Lastly, we cover once more the issue of brilliant engineers who also happen to be jerks, and the pointy-haired Boss finally reveals the purpose of predictions.
Have a great week!
Jeff Patton explains in this video that we are equally great at celebrating our wild product successes as well as finding people to blame for catastrophic failures.
Author: Jeff Patton
John Cutler believes that Scrum needs to come with a warning label — it is HARD and yet not enough.
Author: John Cutler
Duncan Evans dives into the reality of half-implemented Scrum.
Author: Duncan Evans
Brendan Gregg distinguishes between selfless and the selfish jerks and describes their behavior in detail.
Source: Brilliant Jerks in Engineering
Author: Brendan Gregg
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After rebuilding an existing application on a new tech stack within time and under budget our team had an overall retrospective with stakeholders this week to identify systemic issues. We found more than 20 problems in total and derived eight detailed recommendation the organization will need to address when moving forward to the next level of agile product creation.
Read More: The Overall Retrospective.
Jan Overgoor details how AirBnB uses controlled experiments to learn and make decisions at every step of product development, from design to algorithms.
Author: Jan Overgoor
Dan Kaplan rejects Nir Eyal’s essay “Morality Of Manipulation,” claiming it solely exists on a spectrum from “highly immoral” to “absolutely, relentlessly evil.”
Author: Dan Kaplan
Roman Pichler shares tips for getting the most out of the sprint review.
Author: Roman Pichler
The pointy-haired Boss and Dilbert on the corporate purpose of failing at predicting the future.
Author: Scott Adams
Food for Agile Thought #118: Scrum Troubles, Brilliant Jerks, How to Experiment, Sprint Review for POs was first published on Age-of-Product.
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