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#56: The Power of Experimentation

July 12, 2023     15 minutes

In this week's episode of the Agile Mentors Podcast, Brian Milner dives deep into the importance of experimentation in Agile organizations. Tune in to learn valuable tips for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Developers to embrace an experimental mindset.


Experimentation is at the heart of Agile's DNA, fueling innovation and continuous improvement.

Today on the Agile Mentors Podcast, Brian Milner explores the fundamental role of experimentation in Agile organizations.

"Agile is a framework that allows teams to find the best ways of working together, and this can only be achieved through continuous experimentation." Brian offers his tips for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Developers to embrace experimentation in their respective roles.

Experimentation is a cultural value. Listen in to gain insights into the power of experimentation to unlock the full potential of Agile within your organization.

Summer is a great time to explore new approaches and experiment with Agile practices. Join Brian as he shares practical tips and real-world examples to help you embrace an experimental mindset on your Agile journey.

Listen Now to Discover:

[00:53] - This is the second of our special July episodes where we're taking a break from interviews and focusing on some quick tips you can use.
[01:21] - Today, we're diving into the topic of experimentation.
[02:53] - What Google says about experimentation
[03:46] - What is Empiricism, and what does it have to do with Agile?
[04:09] - Unlike traditional product development, Agile operates on a research and development paradigm focused on experimentation and inventing new solutions rather than mass production.
[04:35] - Experimentation is really at the heart of what we do in Agile.
[05:03] - Experimentation is a cultural value.
[06:10] - Wipe the word failure out of your vocabulary.
[06:42] - Experiments can go either way, and that's okay. It's just the facts.
[07:09] - Three tips for Scrum Masters to embrace experimentation.
[10:04] - Three tips for Product Owners to embrace experimentation.
[11:44] - How Developers can embrace experimentation.
[14:03] - Finding the right balance for your team.

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Brian Milner is the SVP of coaching and training at Mountain Goat Software. He's passionate about making a difference in people's day-to-day work, influenced by his own experience of transitioning to Scrum and seeing improvements in work/life balance, honesty, respect, and the quality of work.