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SPaMCAST 495 features our essay titled, The Definition of Done: Simplicity and Complexity Revisited. The Definition of Done is an important agile technique to help teams plan and execute work. The simplest definition of the Definition of Done is the criteria that a work product must meet to be considered to be complete. While the concept is simple, the implementation of the technique in the real world is rarely simple. Both context and interpretations make things just a bit gray!

Our second column features Jon Quigley’s column, The Alpha and Omega of Product Development. In this installment Jon and I discussed Muda, waste, and whether failed innovations are waste.

Kim Pries, the Software Sensei, contributes his essay Kanban to the Kanban Power.  Kim talks about using kanban to guide and control work both in the workplace and at home.  

Re-Read Saturday News

In week ten of the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around!  (Buy Your Copy Now) we add two more mechanisms for control and complete part two of the book.  This week the two chapters are A New Ship and We Have A Problem.

Current Installment:

Week 10: A New Ship and We Have A Problemhttps://bit.ly/2IUJ6RL
Previous Installments:

Week 9: Up Scope! and ”A New Ship”https://bit.ly/2KfDZbS

Week 8: Under Way on Nuclear Power and ”I Intend To . . .” – https://bit.ly/2rnvkgx
Week 7: Change, In a Word and Welcome Aboard Sante Fehttps://bit.ly/2r5l1hk
Week 6: I Relieve Youhttps://bit.ly/2F7C5ag

Week 5: Call to Action and Whatever they tell me to do!https://bit.ly/2IXZugS

Week 4: Change of Course and Frustrationhttps://bit.ly/2qbPzgK

Week 3: Pain and Business as Usualhttps://bit.ly/2qfd74g

Week 2: Forward and Introductionhttps://bit.ly/2H8K4Jg

Week 1: Game Planhttps://bit.ly/2HgCdqW

 

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May 21-25, 2018,
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SPaMCAST 496 will feature our interview with Sam Liang.  Sam and I talked about agile coaching and the competencies needed to work more effectively.