Aug 20, 2017
SPaMCAST 456 features our interview with Jeff Dalton. Jeff makes his fifth appearance as an interviewee. Jeff discussed leadership and whether leadership is more or less important in the Agile, dynamic world we find ourselves inhabiting.
Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword, a Process Innovation firm, and Chief Evangelist at AgileCxO.org, an Agile Leadership Research and Development center that develops models for high-performing agile teams. Jeff is the principal author of “A Guide to Scrum and CMMI,” published by the CMMI Institute, and is a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and Certified Agile Leadership Consultant that specializes in software product development, self-organizing teams, and performance modeling.
Jeff’s previous appearances on the Software Process and Measurement Cast include
SPaMCAST 433 - Jeff Dalton, Holacracy is the Future
SPaMCAST 366 – Jeff Dalton, 12 Attributes of Great and Agile Organizations
SPaMCAST 296 – Jeff Dalton, CMMI, Agile, Resiliency
SPaMCAST 176 - Jeff Dalton, CMMI, Scrum and Agile
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 5 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change. Cognitive biases are a topic that the Software Process and Measurement Blog has explored multiple times. Cognitive biases are important decision-making tools. Gibbons’ words have helped to crystallize our thinking on cognitive biases and logical fallacies in this chapter. Remember to use the link in the essay to buy a copy of the book to support the author, the podcast, and the blog!
This week and previous installments:
Week 4: Introduction to Part 1 and Fragility to Change-Agility
Week 5: Governance and the Psychology of Risk
Week 6: Decision Making in Complex and Ambiguous Environments
Week 7: Chapter 5: Cognitive Bias and Failed Strategies
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SPaMCAST 457 will feature our most recent 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 then listen to next week's podcast!
We will also have columns from Jon M Quigley (The Alpha and Omega of Product Development) and Kim Pries (The Software Sensei).
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