TL; DR: Self-Organization Does Not Work, Tools Don’t Matter—Food for Agile Thought #282
Welcome to the 282nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 30,507 peers. This week, we learn why self-organization does not work when your goal is creating a high-performance organization. We receive a free ebook on how to shift an organization’s focus from projects to products, and we ask: How much lean is in today’s “Agile?”
We then figure out how to breathe life into your Product (Development) Backlog by removing all ideas from it; we get advice on dealing with the executor, the manager, and the visionary among founders, and we address product managers’ obsession with tools.
Lastly, we discuss pragmatic, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to develop faster.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Autonomous, Self-Organizing Teams Don’t Work:
Michael Sahota believes that autonomous self-organizing teams are damaging for creating a high-performance organization.
➿ Agile & Scrum
Project to Product Transformation:
IT Revolution provides a free ebook on how to shift an organization’s focus from projects to products. The ebook requires creating a free account.
Agile Alliance): How Much Lean is in Today’s “Agile”?and (via
Johanna Rothman and Michael Mahlberg noticed very little lean thinking in many supposedly agile endeavors. What is behind this discovery?
(via InfoQ): Momentum > Urgency and Other Counter-intuitive Principles for Increasing Velocity
Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses pragmatic, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to develop faster.