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SPaMCAST 585 - Most Agile Transformations Ignore Technical Skills, A Conversation with Susan Parente and Jon M Quigley

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Release Date: 02/09/2020

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The SPaMCAST 585 features an intimate conversation between Jon M Quigley, Susan Parente, and myself. We discussed experimentation, learning, and a deep dive into whether agile transformations do enough to prepare technical teams to get the maximum value from agile. 

Contact Susan at parente.s3@gmail.com
Contact Jon at Jon.Quigley@valuetransform.com 

Business Agility Conference is sponsoring SPaMCAST!  

Dates: March 11-12, 2020

Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street

URL: http://bit.ly/2SmOJMS 

Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount.

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. 

This is the first, and original, Business Agility Conference. The goal is to bring the local and international business agility community together in a friendly, educational and fun environment to exchange and explore ways to create lasting change.

This conference is unique, not only in the topic but also in structure. You will experience;

  • 20-minute “Art of the Possible” stories from each speaker
  • 20-minutes Panel Q/A with the audience for each theme
  • 45-minute deep dives and facilitated peer conversations

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.

URL: http://bit.ly/2SmOJMS 

Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount!  

Support the podcast and blog by visiting the link and adding the Business Agility Conference to your conference dance card in 2020!

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we complete our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow with a few concluding comments. I now have read this book twice.  It has influenced my practice both times. I will probably re-read the book again in a few years and expect to be changed again.

This weeks  installment of Re-read Saturday is:

Week 39 - Concluding Remarks - http://bit.ly/37cyKoL 

Or start at the beginning

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction http://bit.ly/2UL4D6h

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!  

Next SPaMCAST

The SPaMCAST 586 features our interview with Jeff Dalton. We talked about his book Great Big Agile and the Agile Performance Holarchy. Jeff brings his wisdom and humor to the podcast again to challenge the perception that we can’t learn from high-performance agile organizations!