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We are doing something special in SPaMCAST 510.  Over the past couple of years we have talked to Steve Tendon and Wolfram Müller about their book, Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban. Today as part of our conversation Steve and Wolfram shine a light on some of the finer points in the book! They also share how they became collaborations on the book.  Remember to buy a copy and support the authors and the podcast .  

Wolfram’s Bio

Founder & Principal Consultant at and VISTEM, Wolfram brings 25 years‘ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Project Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Engineer. As head of the PMO at 1&1 Internet AG, he led 40 project managers in the delivery of 500 projects, innovating industry-leading methods, to drive unprecedented improvements in speed and reliability across the portfolio. He has published over 20 articles and books on ‘Critical Chain’, ‘Agile’, and ‘Lean’ and is a well-known speaker in Europe on how to achieve hyper-productive IT project portfolios based on the Theory of Constraints.


Web: (in German)


Steve’s Bio

Steve is a senior executive management consultant, adviser, speaker and author. his research and consulting work focuses on the use of emerging technologies, and in particular Blockchain technologies, to improve business performance.

In 2016 he acted as a Strategic Adviser for the Ministry of Economy, Investment and Small Business (MEIB) of the Maltese Government to increase the country’s global competitiveness. Steve developed the vision of “Malta, the Blockchain Island” and authored Malta’s “National Blockchain Strategy,” which was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on April, 2017.

Steve is the creator of the TameFlow Approach.


Twitter: @tendon

Re-Read Saturday News

In week 6 of re-read of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along) we read about Atul’s first try using a checklist to solve a big problem.  The Chapter is titled The First Try. Let’s just say it is a learning opportunity.


Current Installment:

Week 6 – The First Try


Previous Installments:

Week 5 – The Idea

Week 4 – The End Of The Master Builder

Week 3 – The Checklist

Week 2 – The Problem With Extreme Complexity

Week 1 – Approach and Introduction


SPaMCAST 511 we will feature an essay on reciprocity.  Reciprocity is a powerful tool, not just for coaches and agilists, but also for just about everyone that interacts with people.

We will also have a column from Kim Pries, The Software Sensei.