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SPaMCAST 498 features our interview John Kordyback.  Agile is more than just Scrum or a bunch values. Agile has a technical side that can’t be ignored. This week, John and I have a wide-ranging conversation covering the technical side of agile, the impact of tools on principles, and the difference in agile approaches for systems of engagement and systems of record.

Bio:

John Kordyback is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks leading technology transformations and applying lean principles within complex enterprises. He is a strong advocate for applying the lean delivery and operational practices found in the Devops and Evolutionary Architecture movements to gain more value from existing technology investments. John has worked in insurance, telecommunications, commodity and securities trading, high tech, energy, and the airline industries. Before his technology career, John worked as a researcher and practitioner for people with disabilities.

Email: jkordyba@thoughtworks.com

Twitter: @jkordyback

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we tackle chapter 20 of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around! (have you bought your copy?). Chapter 20 completes part 3 which has focused on competence and the run-up to the deployment of the Santa Fe. The title of this chapter is Final Preparations.  We have six or seven weeks left – Steven Adams is pushing for the next book to be Release It, the other option is The Checklist Manifesto.  Both are great . . . thoughts?

Current Installment:

Week 13: Final Preparations –  https://bit.ly/2t1OgSn

Previous Installments:

Week 12: Underway for San Diego and All Present and Accounted Forhttps://bit.ly/2J7AkRx

Week 11: Mistakes Just Happen and We Learnhttps://bit.ly/2IMZYL2

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

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

 

Next SPaMCAST
SPaMCAST 499 will feature our essay on trust and coaching.  Two powerful and related tools! We will also include the voices of Wolfram Müller and the Software Sensei, himself, Kim Pries!