Mar 13, 2022
Organizational design often collides with getting work done; generating friction that causes all manner of problems. No one goes out of their way to make things difficult, however poor operating metaphors and one size fits all solutions are never optimal. There is a way for agile and team leaders to coexist, but can you take that path?
Also this week, Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column make time for the cast. In this installment, we talk about time (including a few time-related puns).
Re-Read Saturday News
The accountability conversation is the fifth and last conversation addressed in our re-read of Agile Conversations by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick. In Chapter 7 the authors define accountability as “being obligated to render an account of what you have done and why.” Next week we will cover the conclusions and some final thoughts. Then we will have a quick interlude re-reading Jim Benson’s Why Limit WiP while we run a poll to select the next books.
Week 1: Logistics and Introduction - https://bit.ly/3EZspxT
Week 2: Escaping The Software Factory - https://bit.ly/3HIlivg
Week 3: Improving Your Conversations - https://bit.ly/3ty0nYe
Week 4: The Trust Conversation - https://bit.ly/3ApUrSk
Week 5 The Fear Conversation (Part 1) - https://bit.ly/3gahSpt
Week 6 The Fear Conversation (Part 2) - https://bit.ly/34lLON4
Week 7 The Why Conversation (Part 1) - https://bit.ly/3Jg6KE2
Week 8 The Why Conversation (Part 2) – https://bit.ly/34YAsPc
Week 9 The Commitment Conversation - https://bit.ly/3pmaooj
Week 10 The Accountability Conversation - https://bit.ly/3KCJXD1
Next week, Julianna Lamb, co-founder and CTO at STYTCH. We talked agile, start-ups, security, and more.