Feb 26, 2017
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 432 begins with an essay on the impact of leadership types on adopting and sustaining Agile. Leadership style has a direct impact on an organization’s ability to adopt and sustain Agile. Some leadership styles are more supportive, while others evoke more of a response that is epitomized by locking feral cats and dogs in a room (nobody wins).
Next up, Jeremy Berriault brings his QA Corner to the cast to discuss surprises in QA testing. Visit Jeremy's blog at https://jberria.wordpress.com/ Next we will have a column from The Software Sensei, Kim Pries. Kim discusses the holy trinity of forethought, execution and follow through. Reach out to Kim on LinkedIn. Last, but not least, Jon M Quigley brings his column, the Alpha and Omega of Product Development, to the Cast. In this segment, Jon discusses on-boarding. On-boarding new people is critical even if the person is just joining from another team down the hall. One of the places you can find Jon is at Value Transformation LLC.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week, we tackle Chapter 5 in Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (buy your copy and read along). In Chapter 5, Dweck uses examples from the business world to illustrate and elaborate on fixed and growth mindsets.
Every week we discuss a chapter then consider the implications of what we have “read” from the point of view of someone pursuing an organizational transformation and also how to use the material when coaching teams.
Remember to buy a copy of Carol Dweck’s Mindset and read along!
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Feedback on SPaMCAST 428 with Mark Bojeun. Dan Stafford wrote to Mark and said, “ Great talk Mark, insightful as ever. Open and honest communication is such an important tenet.” (Listen Now)
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In the Software Process and Measurement Cast, Jeff Dalton returns to discuss holacracy. Jeff has implemented holacracy in his own firm and others and has a lot to share about this exciting form of management and leadership.
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