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SPaMCAST 517 is very different from my original plan — and pretty cool if I do say so my self.  This week I spoke at ISMA 16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was originally scheduled to open the session, however, the translators were two hours late. The Portuguese speaking speakers were moved earlier so that the conference could get started.  During my wait, I discovered that I could record sessions on my iPhone, therefore, the SPaMCAST 517 is a recording of my talk, titled Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role! If you would like a copy of the slides please email me at SPaMCASTinfo@gmail.com .  

Note:  There is a bit of noise in the audio, shirt pockets might not be the best recording platforms.  


Re-Read Saturday News
Today we continue our journey through Bad Blood, Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2018).   Today we tackle chapters one and two. They are titled, “A Purposeful Life” and “Gluebot.”  I have not changed the estimate of 20 to 25 weeks, however, Stephen Adams has thrown down the gauntlet by suggesting we can do more than two chapters a week.  We shall see!

Links to the re-read!

Week 1 – Approach and Introductionhttps://bit.ly/2J1pY2t
Week 2 — A Purposeful Life and Gluebothttps://bit.ly/2RZANGh


Conferences and More!
ITMPI Webinar
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October 31
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Webinar:  Agile, Where Agile Fears to Tread

Next SPaMCAST
SPaMCAST 518 will feature our interview with Rebecca Staton-Reinstein.  We talk leadership and the difference between a leader and a manager. You need both!

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Rereading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

I am traveling this week in India for the 13th CSI/IFPUG International Software Measurement & Analysis Conference: “Creating Value from Measurement”. Read more about it here. In the meantime, enjoy some classic content, and I’ll be back with new blog entries next week.

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