At the end of the year, planning and prioritization take center stage. We can only really prioritize work, needs, and dreams that are within our span of control. That does not stop people from trying to prioritize work that is not theirs to prioritize. 

We also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her I’m Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the cast.  This month we talk about getting leadership right. It is possible!

Re-Read Saturday News 

As 2021 comes to a close we bring our re-read of Project to Product to a close as well (buy a copy and dive into the book https://amzn.to/2WzvPac – Amazon Affiliate link). The conclusion of the book brings the discussion back as a reflection on the turning point of the Age of Software. 

Catch up on previous installments:

Week 1: Foreword and Introductionhttps://bit.ly/39gIt0A 

Week 2: Age of Softwarehttps://bit.ly/2XYvqyI 

Week 3: From Project to Product https://bit.ly/3mhwJBb 

Week 4: Introducing The Flow Frameworkhttps://bit.ly/3lqJTwd

Week 5: Capturing Flow Metricshttps://bit.ly/3GjCffC 

Week 6: Connecting to Business Resultshttps://bit.ly/3BTROqQ 

Week 7: Tracking Disruptionshttps://bit.ly/3neIs5h 

Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks – 

https://bit.ly/3DHO5OU

Week 9: Specialized Tools and the Value Streamhttps://bit.ly/332OuhC 

Week 10:Value Stream Managementhttps://bit.ly/3ESfhv2 

Week 11: The Conclusionhttps://bit.ly/3e5d83c  

Next SPaMCAST 

Next week, we will have a special show. Ben Wozniki and I talked about team topologies (the idea and the book). Ben and I have worked together, hosted a video podcast together, and more — this was more of a conversation than an interview.