Aug 13, 2017
SPaMCAST 455 features our interview with Michael King. We talked about Michael’s approach to Agile, process improvement and the CMMI at Halfaker and Associates. Michael provides a glimpse into making a change in the real world. Mr. King delivers more than just theory. One word describes the interview - insightful.
Michael King serves as Chief Technology Officer at Halfaker and Associates (www.halfaker.com), leading customer solution architecture, internal IT operations, business process architecture, and quality management activities. Michael has 14 years of systems engineering, project management, and process design experience within the Federal contracting industry. He has previously served as Halfaker’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Halfaker, Michael worked within Lockheed Martin’s Critical Infrastructure Protection group, providing system engineering support related to identity management, physical security, and cyber security. Michael holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Information Systems and Technology from Johns Hopkins, and several professional certifications (PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SA). Michael King writes about organization design, Agile, and process management at https://designinggreatorganizations.com.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week Steven dives into Chapter 3 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change. This chapter has provided me several sleepless nights considering the difference between complicated and complex systems. Understanding the difference is important making change happen, work, and stick! Remember to use the link in the essay to buy a copy of the book to support the author, the podcast, and the blog!
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SPaMCAST 456 will feature our interview with Jeff Dalton. We are going back to the even episode paradigm (even number episodes will be interviews) beginning next week. Jeff discussed leadership and whether leaderships more or less important in the Agile, dynamic world we find ourselves inhabiting.
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