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SPaMCAST 577 features our essay on approaches to backlog prioritization. Today we will share some background and a simple approach because sometimes a straightforward approach will fit the bill!

Also this week, Susan Parente joins the cast with an installment of her Not a Scrumdamentalist column.  Susan discusses agile myths.

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In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about risk policies. The concept of risk policies dovetails quite nicely with our discussion of story and portfolio prioritization.   

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 current installment of Re-read Saturday:

Week 31: Chapter 31: Risk Policieshttp://bit.ly/2RWEqin 

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SPaMCAST 578 features the return of Evan Leybourn.  Evan and I discussed HR Guilds and news from the Business Agility Institute. 

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SPaMCAST 507 opens with our essay on consensus decision making. Consensus decision-making techniques are used by almost every team. The process of getting to a decision or solution that the whole team can at least live will make sure that everyone on the team has a seat at the table and that team builds both majority and minority views into the deliberation process.

Want to read about consensus decision making?   

6 Step Framework for Consensus Decision Making https://bit.ly/2OZj5kF

Consensus Decision Making Revisited – https://bit.ly/2B2uJrT

Life Cycle of Consensus Decision Makinghttps://bit.ly/2B3bgri

Consensus Decision Making Forever – Sometimeshttps://bit.ly/2OY21vk  

In our second column, Susan Parente brings her I Am Not a Scrumdamentalist column to the podcast.  In this installment, Susan talks about the myths of agile and how falling into the traps that the myths create affect the delivery of value.

Jeremy Berriault (QA Corner) anchors the cast this week with a discussion of what happens when you make bad decisions.

Re-Read Saturday News

It is week 3 of our re-read of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along). Chapter 2 continues building the case for checklists to deal with complex and complicated environments. This chapter firmly pins down the idea that checklists save time, money and lives.

Current Installment:

Week 3 – The Checklisthttps://bit.ly/2KMhVFR (more…)