Food for Agile Thought’s issue #214 delves into Scrum agility; we follow a notion for time-based estimates, and we learn more about similarities and differences between Cynefin and the Stacey matrix.
We also consider the suggestion to skip standups as those are supposedly the worst breed of time-wasting status update meetings; we appreciate an infographic on output, outcome, and impact, and follow AirBnB to Cuba.
Lastly, we applaud an engineer for sharing his take on the role of the Product Owner.
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🏆 The Essential Read
Michael James: 📺 📖 Why ‘Scrum’ Isn’t Making Your Company Very Agile
Michael James shares his observations on how misconceptions about the Product Owner role harm your organization, and what to do about it in an outstanding animation.
Author: Michael James
Agile & Scrum
Gergely Orosz: Yes, You Should Estimate Software Projects
Gergely Orosz advocates for doing time-based estimates instead of estimating complexity with story points.
Author: Gergely Orosz
Dave Snowden (via Cognitive Edge): Separated by a common language?
Dave Snowden elaborates on the similarities and differences between Cynefin and the Stacey matrix.
Author: Dave Snowden
Andy Johns: Why Standups are Useless and How to Run Great Product Team Meetings
Andy Johns believes that the worst breed of time-wasting status update meetings is the standup popularized in ‘agile methodology.’
Author: Andy Johns
Product & Lean
(via Crisp): Output vs Outcome vs Impact
Christophe Achouiantz shares a useful infographic defining the terms that product folks often use confusingly.
Jonathan Golden (via First Round Capital): The Power of the Elastic Product Team — Airbnb’s First PM on How to Build Your Own
Jonathan Golden shares his experience with a flexible, cross-functional team that paved AirBnB’s road to Cuba.
Author: Jonathan Golden
Christopher Laine (via Medium): Advice to Product Owners from a Developer
Christopher Laine lists all the things that a PO is not supposed to be—from an engineer’s perspective.
Author: Christopher Laine.