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 – 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 Introduction 

Week 2: Age of Software 

Week 3: From Project to Product 

Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework

Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics 

Week 6: Connecting to Business Results 

Week 7: Tracking Disruptions 

Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks –

Week 9: Specialized Tools and the Value Stream 

Week 10:Value Stream Management 

Week 11: The Conclusion  


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.