Sep 17, 2017
SPaMCAST 460 features our interview with Peter Varhol. Peter and I discussed machine learning and AI, and how it will impact software development and testing. We also discussed how anyone can stay current and enhance their careers.
Peter Varhol is a well-known writer and speaker on software and technology topics, having authored dozens of articles and spoken at a number of industry conferences and webcasts. He has advanced degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology, and is Principal at his company, Technology Strategy Research, LLC. His past roles include technology journalist, software product manager, software developer, and university professor.
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.
For other events, SPaMCAST team members will be attending check the recent blog entry titled Upcoming Conferences and Webinars!
Re-Read Saturday News
This week Steven dives into Chapter 9 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change. Chapter 9 is the capstone of the book, putting all of the pieces-parts together. Steve is tackling Chapter 9 in two parts. Two more weeks are left in this re-read.
Vote for the next re-read book here!
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
Week 8: Misunderstanding Human Behavior
Week 9: The Science of Changing Behaviors
Week 10: Chapter 8: The Science of Changing Hearts and Minds
Week 11: Leading With Science (Part 1)
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SPaMCAST 461 will feature our essay on the four leadership concepts that can double the chances that your agile transformation will be effective.
We will also have columns from Kim Pries and Jon M Quigley!
Shameless Ad for my book!
Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: “This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.