Sep 23, 2018
SPaMCAST 513 features a second essay on reciprocity. One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn is that some people on a team are passengers and others play different, more involved, roles. Being a passenger long-term on a team or in an organization is a form of rent-seeking and is not valued highly by others.
We also have columns from Susan Parente (I Am Not a Scrumdamentalist) and Jeremy Berriault (QA Corner). Susan provides a spirited discussion of self-directed teams in agile. It is a myth that agile teams just get to do what they want. One of the places to find Susan is at S3 Technologies, LLC. Rounding out the cast is this month’s installment of the QA Corner. Jeremy discusses one of thorniest facts of life for a tester -- hard deadlines.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week we tackle Chapter 8, titled The Hero In The Age of Checklists. Heroes are a big deal; pick up any newspaper and you will see how much the cult of hero is celebrated. Checklists and methods are viewed by many as diminishing the role of the hero which sows the seeds of resistance to change. What role does the hero play in a disciplined process? If the hero is core to how we view ourselves and our society, do tools like checklists run the risk of being met with hostility? Chapter 8 dives directly into the deep end to address these topics.
We have two or three more weeks left in this re-read, which means it’s time for the poll. Vote and be heard! Write in candidates are welcome.
Remember to buy a copy of The Checklist Manifesto and READ along!
Conferences and More!
Agile Coach Camp 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
September 28 - 30 https://agilecoachcampus.com/
Agile Online Summit 2018
October 8 - 12
Speaking on Agile Metrics!
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Register Now; https://bit.ly/2PXH8A5
Presentation: Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role
Register Now: https://bit.ly/2zo8MAV
Webinar: Agile, Where Agile Fears to Tread
SPaMCAST 514 will feature our interview with John Clapham. John and I talked DevOps, people, agile, and how all those pieces fit together coherently or not. This a big, fun, informative interview!