Jun 11, 2017
SPaMCAST 446 will feature our essay on questions. Questions are a coach and facilitator’s secret power! But, with great power comes great responsibility.
Our second column is from Gene Hughson. Gene and I discussed his essay Go-to People Considered Harmful originally published on his blog Form Follows Function (www.genehughson.wordpress.com). The concept may sound counterintuitive, but it is not.
The third column is from Kim Pries, the Software Sensei. In this installment, Kim dives into the topic of servant leadership.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week we tackle Chapter 8 of Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World by Brian J. Robertson published by Henry Holt and Company in 2015. Chapter 8 is a bit of a bits and bobs chapter but begins to draw in a lot of loose threads.
This week we also announce the next book in the re-read series. The envelope please. . . . The next book is The Science of Successful Organizational Change. Remember to use the link to buy a copy in order to support the podcast and blog. The reread will be led by Steven Adams. Steve has been an active participant in many of our previous re-reads and has appeared twice on the Software Process and Measurement Cast to discuss earlier re-reads. I will provide supplemental comments and highlights. I am looking forward to sitting on the other side of the table during the next re-read!
Catch up on the all of the Holacracy entries:
Week 1: Logistics and Introduction
Week 3: Distribution Authority
Week 4: Organizational Structure
Week 7: Facilitating Governance
Week 8: Strategy and Dynamic Control
Week 9 Adopting Holacracy
Visit the Software Process and Measurement Cast blog to participate in this and previous re-reads.
A Call To Action
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SPaMCAST 447 will feature our interview with Angela Wick on the role of the product owner and business analyst in Agile efforts.The two roles are important and interrelated. This is not first-time the SPaMCAST has featured essays and conversations on the role of product owners ( for example SPaMCAST 430 and SPaMCAST 325). Angela provides a fresh take on the role!
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