Aug 25, 2019
In SPaMCAST 561 we discuss making the Daily Scrum work for the mission it was intended. When a Daily Scrum or daily stand-up is not used for micro-planning and collaborating to achieve the team’s goal, they are occurring for a reason. Those meetings are scratching some other itch than planning, an itch that however unagile is often defended. When the goal of a daily meeting is something other than group planning there are more efficient and less expensive approaches even for highly agile teams to address status and have a social event.
Also in this podcast, Susan Parente brings us her Not A Scrumdamentalist column. Susan discusses the product owner's role and why it is important.
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Re-Read Saturday News
I took a day off from our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow to spend the day at a pickle festival. I began the morning with a bike ride (Mr. Adam’s has already commented on Strava) rather than running to change things up just a little which helped shift me to an introspective mood! For your reading pleasure, a slightly modified entry from the Motivational Sunday series, this one from a Sunday in December 2013.
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SPaMCAST 562 features an interview with Steve Tendon and Daniel Dioron. We discussed their new book Tame Your Work Flow. Steve and Daniel share deep insights into applying the Theory of Constraints in the real world. The flow of work is not an esoteric topic. Steve and Daniel provide very useful advice on how to deliver more value.