SPaMCAST 612 - I Am An Agile Guide, A Conversation With Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 612 features a conversation with Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly on the topic of being an agile guide. I have felt that the term coach was overused for more than a few years. Woody and Allan put a voice to a topic that I started writing about earlier this summer describing the term 'agile guide'. Over the past 14 years, there have been a number of conversations that changed how I think and work. This is certainly one of those gestalt moments.
Allan has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles, and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of seven books including "Continuous Digital", "Little Book of Requirements and User Stories" and his latest book is "Art of Agile Product Ownership."
When not writing, Allan consults and coaches, helping companies embrace the agile and digital world, and teams to improve their performance.
Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years. Woody is an independent freelance agile guide! He believes code must be simple, clean, and maintainable to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change.
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Re-Read Saturday News
This week we tackle two chapters in Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s Tame your Work Flow. Chapters ten and eleven put our understanding of workflow and process-flow into action in more complex environments.
Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 613 will feature our essay on directive and non-directive coaching. It is not as straightforward a dichotomy as you would expect, but as a coach, you do need to pick a position.
We will also have a visit to the QA Corner.