Jan 25, 2015
Software Process and Measurement Cast features our Interview with Steve Tendon. We discussed his new book Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban published J Ross. Steve discussed how to lead knowledge workers and build a hyper-performing knowledge work organization. We talked about the four flows, psychology, information, work and finance that affect performance. Steve’s ideas can be used to help teams can raise their game to deliver results that not only raise the bar but jump over it.
Steve has a great offer for SPaMCAST listeners. Check out https://tameflow.com/spamcast for a way to get Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban at 40% off the list price.
Steve Tendon, creator of the TameFlow management approach, is a senior, multilingual, executive management consultant, experienced at leading and directing multinational and distributed knowledge-work organizations. He is an expert in organizational performance transformation programs. Mr. Tendon is a sought-after adviser, coach, mentor and consultant, as well as author and speaker, specializing in organizational productivity, organizational design, process excellence and process innovation. Steve helps businesses create high-performance organizations and teams and holds a MSc. in Software Project Management from the University of Aberdeen.
Mr. Tendon has published numerous articles and is a contributing author to Agility Across Time and Space: Implementing Agile Methods in Global Software Projects. Steve is currently a Director at TameFlow Consulting Ltd, where he helps clients achieve outstanding organizational performance by applying the theories and practices described in this book. Mr. Tendon has held senior Software Engineering Management roles at various firms over the course of his career, including the role of Technical Director for the Italian branch of Borland International, the birthplace of hyper-productivity in software development. Borland's development of Quattro Pro for Windows remains the most productive software project ever documented. This case was Mr. Tendon’s source of inspiration that lead to his development of the TameFlow perspective and management approach.
In the next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our essay on the ubiquitous stand-up meeting. The stand-up meeting has become a feature of agile and non-agile project alike. The technique can be a powerful force to improve team effectiveness and cohesion or it a can really make a mess out of things! We explore how to get more of the former and less of the later!
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We are just completed a re-read John Kotter’s classic Leading Change on the Software Process and Measurement Blog (www.tcagley.wordpress.com). Please feel free to jump in and add your thoughts and comments!
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