TL; DR: ChatGPT in Product Development — Food for Agile Thought #385
Welcome to the 385th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 45,612 (1) peers. This week, we delve into ChatGPT in product development, pointing to what ChatGPT can and cannot do. Also, John Cutler asked some friends a simple question: “How does change actually happen at your company,” and we explain the relationship between organizational design and an organization’s size. Moreover, we learn how to deal with controversial topics that “elicit strong emotions, have little or no effort invested into resolution, and unequal participation” as a coach.
Then, we dive into the challenges of integrating UX research and Scrum and what a token for discussion — also known as a user story — has to do with it while questioning the utility of strictly adhering to the mandate of employing a Sprint Goal every single Sprint. Also, we learn how Fender, the famous guitar maker, overcame its existence-threatening churn rate among new customers and reflect on why larger organizations quickly become less innovative and what autonomous teams and ‘saying no’ have to do with it.
Finally, we check out ChatGPT 4 for Scrum practitioners; we report on a recent analysis of how OpenAI’s GPT technology could affect the workforce and walk you through the current ChatGPT ecosystem, helping everyone to understand why it has been called AI’s iPhone moment.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: ChatGPT in Product Development
The Promises and Pitfalls of ChatGPT [in Product Development]:
Marily Nika delves into ChatGPT-supported product development, pointing to what ChatGPT can and cannot do.
🍋 The Lemon of the Week
I’ve been employed in tech for years, but I’ve almost never worked:
Emmanuel Maggiori blames “Agile” in general and Scrum in particular for the demise of the productivity of engineers.
➿ Agile & Scrum
Organic, Planned, and Manager-Drive Change:
John Cutler asked some friends a simple question: “How does change actually happen at your company?”
Coaching controversial topics:
Viktor Cessan delves into dealing with controversial topics that “elicit strong emotions, have little or no effort invested into resolution, and unequal participation” as a coach.
The Rule of Three:
Michael Küsters explains the relationship between organizational design and an organization’s size
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Medium): The Art of the Vertical Slice(via
Jason Godesky dives into the challenges of integrating UX research and Scrum and what a token for discussion — also known as a user story — has to do with it.
Does Your Sprint Really Even Need a Sprint Goal?:
Mike Cohn questions the utility of strictly adhering to the mandate of employing a Sprint Goal every single Sprint.
Case Study: How product management saved Fender guitars:
Jeff Gothelf shares how the famous guitar maker overcame its existence-threatening churn rate among new customers.
📯 ChatGPT 4: A Bargain for Scrum Practitioners?
When OpenAI released its new LLM model GPT-4 last week, I could not resist and signed up for $20 monthly. I wanted to determine whether ChatGPT 4 is superior to its predecessor, which left a good impression in recent months; see my previous articles on Scrum, Agile, and ChatGPT .
I decided to run three comparisons, using the identical prompt to trigger answers from the new GPT-4 and previous GPT-3.5 models. Read on and learn what happened. It was not a foregone conclusion.
👉 Learn more: ChatGPT 4: A Bargain for Scrum Practitioners?
🛠 Concepts, Tools & Measuring
(via Connected): Innovation 2.0 : Faster, smarter, safer and bigger
Alex Christodoulou reflects on why larger organizations quickly become less innovative and what autonomous teams and ‘saying no’ have to do with it.
PCMag): OpenAI: ChatGPT Could Disrupt 19% of US Jobs, Is Yours on the List?(via
Michael Kan reports on a recent analysis of how OpenAI’s GPT technology could affect the workforce.
O’Reilly Media): What Are ChatGPT and Its Friends?(via
Mike Loukides walks us through the current ChatGPT ecosystem, helping us to understand why it has been called AI’s iPhone moment.
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