Feb 2, 2020
SPaMCAST 584, the first interview of our 14th year of the SPaMCAST, features our interview with Allan Kelly. We discussed his new book, The Art of Agile Product Ownership: A Guide for Product Managers, Business Analysts, and Entrepreneurs. The role of a product owner is hard and often misunderstood. Allan offers practical advice on sorting the role out.
Allan has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of seven books including "Continuous Digital", "Little Book of Requirements and User Stories" and his latest book is "Art of Agile Product Ownership."
When not writing Allan consults and coaches, helping companies embrace the agile and digital world, and teams to improve their performance.
Retrospective cards: www.dialoguesheets.com
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Dates: March 11-12, 2020
Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street
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The Business Agility Conference is an intense 2-day event focusing on the future of business, focusing on customer centricity, employee engagement, organization design, product innovation, and next-gen leadership. The Conference is bringing together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of business agility to share their experiences and the benefits their organizations have gained from exploring new and agile practices.
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This year’s speakers include current and prior executives from Zappos, Amazon, Pacific Life Insurance, Scrum Alliance, the Chair of the Board of CHOICE, as well as thought-leaders from Menlo Innovations, Freddie Mac, and AgilityHealth.
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Re-Read Saturday News
This week we complete the material in Thinking, Fast and Slow. The Conclusion Chapter is the last of the main material in the book. In this chapter, there are three areas I want to highlight. Next week we finish the re-read in earnest with a few closing thoughts.
The previous installment of Re-read Saturday is:
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The next book in our Re-read Saturday Feature is Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler. I have never read this book, I just ordered the book using the link https://amzn.to/34RuZ6V (using the link helps support the blog and podcast). If you do not have a copy or have tossed it at someone during a crucial conversation, it is time to buy a copy. Please use the link above!
The SPaMCAST 585 features an intimate conversation between Jon M Quigley, Susan Parente, and myself discussing experimentation, learning, and a deep dive into whether teams are enabled to get the maximum value from agile.