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SPaMCAST 564 is part 2 of my conversation with Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron.  We discussed their new book Tame Your Work Flow. Steve and Daniel ask the question “Do you need a high-performance enterprise management & governance approach improving planning, execution, and delivery while dealing with multiple projects, events, stakeholders and teams?”, the book and the interview probes potential answers. In order to answer the question, the three of us take a deep dive into applying Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints in the real world. Listen to part 1 before listing to SPaMCAST 564.

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Steve Tendon’s Bio

With a background in software engineering (in his early career he lead the development of software applications in diverse fields, like banking, health care, legal, human resources, and more), Steve is the creator of the TameFlow ® Approach, a systems thinking approach for creating breakthrough performance innovation in knowledge-intensive digital businesses. The TameFlow Approach has been developed and used with great success since 2003, across numerous industries. Steve holds MSc in Software Project Management with the University of Aberdeen, an MIT Fintech Innovation: Future Commerce certificate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme certificate with the Oxford Saïd Business School.

Daniel Doiron’s Bio

Daniel has been involved in IT since 1981 in a wide range of roles and responsibilities, primarily in client-facing consulting projects covering the government, banking, insurance, and telecom industries to name a few. Daniel’s involvement with Agile started with Scrum in 2005 and more recently with Kanban and Management 3.0.

Daniel is heavily involved with Steve Tendon’s TameFlow method. He is proficient with working expertise in Finance/Accounting/Managerial control (MBA-CPA-CMA), Agility (CSP), Project Management (PMP), Kanban (CKC and CKP) coupled with 38 years in IT (Bachelor studies & career).

He loves systems, enjoys measuring improvement while embracing teamwork that actually works! For Tameflow Training, visit  http://agileagonist.com/

Re-Read Saturday News

A few nights ago severe thunderstorms rolled through northern Ohio.  There were lots of power outages and trees that were blown over. The next morning when I went to the grocery store, the store’s systems could not accept debit cards. I immediately made up a story that connected the storms to system failure. As we have seen before, System 1 thinking takes disparate facts and creates a coherent believable story.  No conclusion is too big a jump for System 1 thinking. My story and my belief that I had predicted the most probable cause is an illusion of validity which unless I can get System 2 involved stands a good chance at being wrong even though I believe I am correct!

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 

Week 18: Taming Intuitive Predictionshttp://bit.ly/2kAHClJ  

Week 19: The Illusion of Understandinghttp://bit.ly/2lK954p  

Week 20: The Illusion of Validity –   http://bit.ly/2mfyrYh 

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 565 will feature an essay on sprint goals. Everyone says they use sprint goals. While I am not convinced, those that do use them often mess them up. We will spend a few minutes straightening them out!

We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley who will bring his column, The Alpha and Omega of Product Development to the podcast!