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