Aug 19, 2018
SPaMCAST 508 features our interview with Vasco Duarte! Vasco and I discuss vision and product owners. The product owner role is crucial. To be effective, the product owner must be able to articulate a vision for the product they champion.
Vasco Duarte’s Bio in his own words:
I want to transform product development organizations into product business organizations. I do that by focusing the work of the product development teams on the end-to-end life-cycle of their products. From Concept to Cash and Back!
Currently a Managing Partner at Oikosofy.
Product Manager, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Director, Agile Coach are only some of the roles that I've taken in software development organizations. Having worked in the software industry since 1997, and Agile practitioner since 2004. I've worked in small, medium and large software organizations as an Agile Coach or leader in agile adoption at those organizations.
I was one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira, Nokia, and F-Secure.
I host a daily podcast where I interview Scrum Masters about their daily challenges and insights: https://scrum-master-toolbox.org/
You can read more from me at my blog: http://SoftwareDevelopmentToday.com
You can join me on twitter: @duarte_vasco
Re-Read Saturday News
In week 4 of re-read of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along) we tackle Chapter 3, The End Of The Master Builder. In Chapter 3 Gawande identifies the scenarios in which checklists have an impact. Checklists provide value even in the most complicated scenarios.
SPaMCAST 509 will feature our essay discussing if you can demonstrate incomplete work. My knee-jerk reaction is no...or maybe heck no, but knee-jerk reactions are not always right.
We will also hear from Gene Hughson (Form Follows Function) and Jon M. Quigley (Alpha and Omega of Product Development).