SPaMCAST 452 features our essay on personal process improvement. We are responsible for our own path in life. Stepping back and reviewing where we are today and where we want to be tomorrow is a form of a retrospective. Just like any other retrospective, the goal is to change the trajectory of the path you are on.
Kim Pries, the Software Sensei, discusses ethics in software. Ethics guide (or they don’t) practitioners of all types. Many certification organizations include ethics statements but rarely have the teeth to enforce those ethics. Kim asks whether this approach makes sense.
Anchoring the cast is Jon M Quigley with his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column. Jon is beginning a three column theme on the impact of people and learning on product development. One of the places you can find Jon is at Value Transformation LLC.
Re-Read Saturday News
Today we continue re-reading The Science of Successful Organizational Change led by Steven Adams. THis week we dive into Chapter One titled Failed Change: The Greatest Preventable Cost to Business? The frightening part of this chapter is how intimately it resonates based on personal observation. Remember to buy your copy.
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SPaMCAST 453 will feature our interview with James Shore. We began with a discussion of the Agile Fluency Model, the concepts, and ideas that led to the model and then got into topics such as whether Agile can ever be method agnostic.
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