SPaMCAST 451 features our interview with Askhat Urazbaev. Askhat brings a very pragmatic view of Agile in all of its many forms to the Software Process and Measurement Cast. This interview covers a lot of ground, ranging from defining Agile to the impact of corporate and national cultures on what works and what doesn’t work. We dove directly into the interview with very little preamble!
Askhat Urazbaev made a typical career moving from junior developer to project manager in different software companies. Later on, in Luxoft, Askhat as a process architect was he was engaged in adopting "heavyweight" methodologies in different departments of the company. Happily, thanks to one of the customers, Askhatwas exposed to some knowledge of Agile. The new way of development looked very effective. Askhat has participated in several Agile projects in different roles.
In 2006 Askhat started to help teams and departments to adopt Agile methodologies in Luxoft. In March, he has started Russian Agile Community (AgileRussia.ru). In 2008 Askhat founded company ScrumTrek which consults, trains and helps companies in their transition to Agile. Among the customers of ScrumTrek such companies as Skype, Yandex, Rambler, Alfa-Bank, Sberbank and many others.
Re-Read Saturday News
Today we continue re-reading The Science of Successful Organizational Change. Steven Adams (SPaMCAST 437, SPaMCAST 412 and nearly every entry in the Re-read Saturday series) is doing a great job leading this re-read. Remember to use the link to buy a copy to support the podcast and blog.
This week, Steven discusses the introduction to “The Science of Successful Organizational Change” (get your copy). Gibbons dives directly into the meat of the book in the introduction. If you typically jump over the introduction to get to chapter one I would urge you to change your pattern at least for this book!
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THe Software Process and Measurement Cast 452 will feature our essay on personal process improvement along with columns from Jon M Quigley (The Alpha and Omega of Product Development) and Kim Pries (The Software Sensei).