Mar 4, 2018
SPaMCAST 484 features our interview with Andriy Bas of UPTech. Andriy and his partner have created a firm that has truly embraced the ideas of agile, Teal and holacracy to create a highly productive, collaborative and safe workspace. We discussed the impact of the environment on satisfaction, quality, and productivity. We also discussed whether or not this type of approach works for all people.
Andriy Bass an entrepreneur, programmer, reader and marathon runner. Andriy is a co-founder and Team Lead of the IT-company UPTech. The company is known for its unique culture - radical transparency, horizontal hierarchy, self-management. Andriy believes that a healthy culture and teamwork are the foundation for any successful business and that the best client service starts with taking care of your team. True creativity and human potential can also be fully unleashed only in the autonomous self-managed environment.
My twitter: https://twitter.com/bass_andriy
My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bass.andriy
UPTech website: https://uptech.team/
Resources where visitors can learn more about Teal: http://www.reinventingorganizations.com/
Our company blog where we shared some of the practices: http://blog.uptech.team/
Re-Read Saturday News
The Oscars are being announced on March 4, 2018. At some point in the process, someone will call for the envelope and boom: the big reveal. So in the spirit of the moment, we have our next book for the Re-read Saturday. We will begin re-reading Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet in two weeks (buy your copy today). I have interviewed Mr. Marquet twice for the podcast; I have gotten a ton from his books and the interviews, so I am pumped. I also want to announce the book after that, The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (I recently bought a copy and want to share what I have gotten out of it). Now on with the main attraction!
The title of Chapter 16 is Getting Started, in Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today). The never-ending journey of process improvement needs to begin at the beginning. In this chapter, Vacanti lays out an outline for adopting a process improvement approach that uses the metrics discussed earlier in the book.
Introduction and Game Plan
Week 13: Interpreting Cycle Time Scatterplots
Dead Tree Book
Get your copy and begin reading (or re-reading)!
Upcoming Webinars and Conferences
Using Size to Drive Testing in Agile
Tom Cagley & Associates and Sealights Webinar
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
SPaMCAST 485 will feature our essay titled “A Simple Checklist for Choosing a Mentor.” Everyone needs a mentor, but they are hard to find, and even when you find someone willing they might not be the right person! Enter: a checklist!
Jeremy Berriault will bring his QA Corner to the cast. We will discuss trusting your team. Jeremy has recently moved the QA Corner to https://qacorner.blog/
Kim Pries, the Software Sensei will return with the second part of his essay titled “Muddling Through.”