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SPaMCAST 612 - I Am An Agile Guide, A Conversation With Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 08/16/2020

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Software Process and Measurement Cast

The headlines of 3 and 4 April 2021 are stark - the data of 533 million Facebook users available on the web (change your password now).  You have 533 MILLION reasons to take Paul Katzoff’s message on data security to heart.

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At the core of agile is the belief that the team is the fundamental building block of work. Because they are so important, organizations put tons of effort into helping and guiding teams. The problem is not that teams aren’t important or that we aren’t working hard to make them better, teams are still chronically messed up.

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Vasco Duarte returns to the podcast to discuss the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters are the face of agile in many organizations. Helping team facilitators get the role right benefits not only the agile community but every business they are involved with!

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In the podcast this week, we discuss the Agile Coaching Code of Ethics and the process of building an ethical foundation.  Shane Hastie and Craig Smith have been leading the effort to craft a useful Agile Coaching Code of Ethics for the past year. These two thought leaders have helped to pull together a diverse group of coaches, and then guide that herd of cats in order to create a new force to guide agile coaches of all stripes. 

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The idea of Communities of Practice is thrown around a lot in organizations, often without thinking about the goals of a CoP.  Why? Organizations are increasingly becoming more diverse and distributed, while at the same time pursuing mechanisms to increase collaboration between groups and consistency of knowledge and practice.

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Chaos Engineering comes to the Software Process and Measurement Cast this week delivered (chaotically) by Mikolaj Pawlikoski.  Miko and I talked about the definition of chaos engineering, why chaos is not scary, and most importantly his new book Chaos Engineering, Site reliability through controlled disruption.  One of the most important side effects of chaos engineering is uninterrupted sleep caused by things not going bump in the night!

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This week we connect with Paul Clayson to talk about cybersecurity in the IoT space. When you are dealing with extreme constraints being secure is complicated and doing nothing is a really bad option. Paul also weighs in on the CMMC (new security model) and serial entrepreneurism.

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This week the Cast features our essay titled, “Collaboration - Disconnected.” The improvement imperative is driven by the need to stay competitive at a holistic level. One would expect that continuous process improvement would be discussed earnestly at every staff meeting at every level of an organization.

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Tony Timbol of Agile Ready joins the Software Process and Measurement Cast this week. Tony and I have worked together in a past life, so we had a bit of fun poking at each other as we talked about user stories, Tony's new product, Agile Ready, and entrepreneurship. Tony delivers a number of great tips, some of which I already have put to use.   

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 612 features a conversation with Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly on the topic of being an agile guide. I have felt that the term coach was overused for more than a few years. Woody and Allan put a voice to a topic that I started writing about earlier this summer describing the term 'agile guide'. Over the past 14 years, there have been a number of conversations that changed how I think and work.  This is certainly one of those gestalt moments.  

Bios:

Allan has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles, and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of seven books including "Continuous Digital", "Little Book of Requirements and User Stories" and his latest book is "Art of Agile Product Ownership."

When not writing, Allan consults and coaches, helping companies embrace the agile and digital world, and teams to improve their performance.

Links:

Me: www.allankelly.net
Blog: www.allankelly.net/blog
Retrospective cards: www.dialoguesheets.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/allankellynet

Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years. Woody is an independent freelance agile guide! He believes code must be simple, clean, and maintainable to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change. 

Contact Information

Mob Programming: http://mobprogramming.org/

Blog: http://zuill.us/WoodyZuill/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/woodyzuill

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle two chapters in Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s  Tame your Work Flow. Chapters ten and eleven put our understanding of workflow and process-flow into action in more complex environments.

Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!  

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter https://bit.ly/2LWJ3EY

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) – https://bit.ly/3h4zmTi

Week 3: Explicit Mental Models https://bit.ly/2UJUZyN 

Week 4: Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law and Economic Impact https://bit.ly/2VrIhoL 

Week 5: Flawed Mental Models https://bit.ly/3eqj70m  

Week 6: Where To Focus Improvement Efforts https://bit.ly/2DTvOUN 

Week 7: Introduction to Throughput Accounting and Culture https://bit.ly/2DbhfLT 

Week 8: Accounting F(r)iction and  Show Me the Money https://bit.ly/2XmDuWu 

Week 9: Constraints in the Work Flow and in the Work Process - https://bit.ly/33Uukoz 

Week 10: Understanding PEST Environments and Finding the Constraint in PEST Environments - https://bit.ly/3ga3ew9 

Next SPaMCAST

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 613 will feature our essay on directive and non-directive coaching. It is not as straightforward a dichotomy as you would expect, but as a coach, you do need to pick a position.   

We will also have a visit to the QA Corner.