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SPaMCAST 497 - Micromanagement, Getting a Handle, Hybrid Agile Solutions
Jun 3, 2018 · 36 min
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SPaMCAST 497 features our essay on micromanagement.  Micromanagement is a bane to employees that fall under a micromanager’s control. If you ask any manager if they think micromanagement is useful they will tell you no.  The problem is that many managers still do it and then rationalize the behavior.

We also welcome back Susan Parente, with her “Not a Scrumdamentalist” column.  In this installment, Susan discusses using hybrid agile methods to deliver value. The message is that the development approach needs to meld with the organization's culture.

Gene Hughson brings the cast home with another entry from his Form Follows Function blog.  In this installment Gene discusses his essay, Getting a handle on IT costs by eliminating chargebacks?  IT costs are a chronic problem. Ideas for getting a handle on costs are always useful.

Re-Read Saturday News

In week twelve of the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around!  (Buy your copy now).  This week we tackle Underway for San Diego and All Present and Accounted For.  Two more tools that are immediately useful.

Current Installment:

Week 12: Underway for San Diego and All Present and Accounted For - https://bit.ly/2J7AkRx

Previous Installments:

Week 11: Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn - https://bit.ly/2IMZYL2

Week 10: A New Ship and We Have A Problem - https://bit.ly/2IUJ6RL

Week 9: Up Scope! and ”A New Ship” - https://bit.ly/2KfDZbS

Week 8: Under Way on Nuclear Power and ”I Intend To . . .” – https://bit.ly/2rnvkgxWeek 7: Change, In a Word and Welcome Aboard Sante Fehttps://bit.ly/2r5l1hk Week 6: I Relieve You - https://bit.ly/2F7C5ag

Week 5: Call to Action and Whatever they tell me to do! - https://bit.ly/2IXZugS

Week 4: Change of Course and Frustration - https://bit.ly/2qbPzgK

Week 3: Pain and Business as Usual - https://bit.ly/2qfd74g

Week 2: Forward and Introduction - https://bit.ly/2H8K4Jg

Week 1: Game Plan - https://bit.ly/2HgCdqW

Next SPaMCAST SPaMCAST 498 will feature our interview John Kordyback.  John and I have a wide-ranging conversation covering the technical side of agile, the impact of tools on principles, and the difference in agile approaches for systems of engagement and systems of record.

 

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