Aug 27, 2017
SPaMCAST 457 features our essay on cognitive biases and their impact on decision making. If you doubt the impact of biases on decision making, read chapter five of The Science of Successful Organizational Change (current Re-read Saturday Book) and listen to this week's podcast!
Our second column this week is from Jon M Quigley (The Alpha and Omega of Product Development), Jon continues his theme of learning organizations with penetrating insight on how a learning organization evolves.
Kim Pries (The Software Sensei) anchors the cast this week with a strong argument that if you want to improve the software you are delivering begin by hiring the right people!
We also have a promo for 2017 Agile Leadership Summit:
Mark your calendar for an entirely new class of business conference. More "business theater" than a conference, the 2017 Agile Leadership Summit (September 22nd in Washington, DC) is sponsored by AgileCxO (agilecxo.org). It features an integrated mix of six vignettes on Agile leadership, two fantastic industry keynotes, and onstage jazz musicians who are demonstrating agility, iteration, and excellence throughout. Learn more at http://agilecxo.org.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week Steven dives into Chapter 6 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change. There are a lot of techniques that I see used on a daily basis that are based on pop psychology. Confronting the true believers is often a lot like jousting at windmills. 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 458 will feature our interview with Billie Schuttpelz. We discussed why many organizations need help learning to use agile and lean. We delved into the role of the facilitator helping an organization change and shaping the message. If you are involved in organizational transformations this is a must-listen interview.
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