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SPaMCAST opens with our essay, Don’t Shortcut Shu Ha Ri. Recently I have been thinking about just how rigorously practitioners need to follow processes, methods, and frameworks, and when it makes sense to tweak processes to fit the culture. Learn and practice first, then decide how to tweak agile, Scrum or any framework to your culture. The results will be better.

Our second column will introduce a new column from Susan Parente titled, “I Am Not A Scrumdamentalist.”  Susan originally appeared on SPaMCAST 344 —  Note: The material provided by Susan Parente, is copyright of Susan Parente and may not be used without her specific consent.  

Our final column in the SPaMCAST 487 features the Software Sensi, Kim Pries.  In this column, Kim talks about what works and does not work. (I had originally scheduled Jon Quigley this week, however, I took the wrong hard drive on the road this week).

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we explore the forward and the introduction of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around! In one fell swoop, we take care of all of the pages numbered in italics.  The introduction adds some extra context to how Marquet’s leadership style and theories evolved.

Current Installment:   Week 2: Forward and Introduction

Previous Installment: Week 1: Game Plan

Upcoming Webinars and Conferences

QAI Quest 2018
The Three Amigo’s Role in Agile
May 21-25, 2018,
San Antonio, Texas

May 11
Rome, Italy

I will also be at Agile West on June 7th (my birthday!)

SPaMCAST 488 will feature our interview with Prem Ranganath. Prem and I discussed why organizations need to focus on innovation and excellence.  The topic might sound trite; however, making innovation and excellence happen is hard. Prem provides examples and advice from the real world.