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In SPaMCAST 560 we complete our wide-ranging interview with Al Shalloway.  We continue our conversations about the troubles dogging classic agile, the Agile Industrial Complex, using a scientific approach to change, and FLEX.  I recommend that you listen to SPaMCAST 559 before listening to this week’s podcast. 

Mr. Shalloway’s bio:

Al Shalloway is the creator of FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation), a framework that is a platform for any practices consistent with Flow, Lean, and Agile, including technical practices. Al has made explicit his thought leadership in Scrum, XP, SAFe, Lean, Flow, design patterns and test-first methods into creating FLEX. FLEX takes a scientific approach regarding what methods work best. While it integrates with its own baseline of practices to offer a complete solution to organizations, its architecture enables it to be both tailored as needed to an organization as well as having other consultants integrate their own practices in it. The intention is to create a community of consultants that can offer the services needed by practitioners in a cohesive manner while avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach. Al is the co-author of 5 books as well as the author of the upcoming book on FLEX.

Website:https://www.netobjectives.com/

Email: alshall@netobjectives.com 

Twitter: @alshalloway 

Re-Read Saturday News

Why does leadership bring a release home to great adulation only to have the next release crash and burn? Did the leader’s skill change between releases or were other random factors, such as luck, involved. Kahneman suggests a simple formula as a thought experiment.  Success = skill + luck. Chapter 17 of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Regression To The Mean, discusses correlation and causal interpretation.  

Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!  

 The installments:

Week 1: Logistics and Introductionhttp://bit.ly/2UL4D6h

Week 2: The Characters Of The Storyhttp://bit.ly/2PwItyX

Week 3: Attention and Efforthttp://bit.ly/2H45x5A

Week 4: The Lazy Controllerhttp://bit.ly/2LE3MQQ

Week 5: The Associative Machinehttp://bit.ly/2JQgp8I

Week 6: Cognitive Easehttp://bit.ly/2VTuqVu

Week 7: Norms, Surprises, and Causeshttp://bit.ly/2Molok2

Week 8: A Machine for Jumping to Conclusionshttp://bit.ly/2XOjOcx 

Week 9: How Judgement Happens and Answering An Easier Questionhttp://bit.ly/2XBPaX3 

Week 10:  Law of Small Numbershttp://bit.ly/2JcjxtI 

Week 11: Anchorshttp://bit.ly/30iMgUu 

Week 12: The Science of Availabilityhttp://bit.ly/30tW6TN 

Week 13: Availability, Emotion, and Riskhttp://bit.ly/2GmOkTT 

Week 14: Tom W’s Specialityhttp://bit.ly/2YxKSA8 

Week 15: Linda: Less Is Morehttp://bit.ly/2T3EgnV 

Week 16: Causes Trump Statisticshttp://bit.ly/2OTpAta 

Week 17: Regression To The Meanhttp://bit.ly/2ZdwCgu 

 

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 561 will feature our essay on the Daily Scrum.  The Daily Scrum, sometimes known as a standup, is ubiquitous but it is often a hot mess.  Let’s fix it.  

We will also have a visit from Susan Parente!