16407: Learning Innovation from Seattle

hwms.coverart We move from city to city but what do we learn from our visits? This podcast looks at one corner in Seattle and asks what it teaches us about our model of innovation, a model that is based on:  
  1. Vision
  2. Iteration and Refinement
  3. Socialization
  4. Small Group Decisions
The city has a few things to teach us, though perhaps not in the way that we might expect. [16407]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

16915: How to Talk about Difficulty Topics

hwms.coverart We all have to bear bad news. It is what we have to do. Tell your box that he is wrong, your neighbor that she is disturbing the piece, your employee that he is fired. How do you do it? How Do you do it other than starting with the horribly awkward “I don’t bring bad news but…” Our cast members Evelyne and Sulley explore this question and propose an answer, an answer that comes following a bit of a skirmish in this new series that is part of “How We Manage Stuff.” [16915]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

16405: Seattle & the Problems of an Innovative Organization

hwms.coverart This fall, the podcast moves to Seattle. Such moves keep us flexible, agile, ready to face any task. Well, perhaps any task. There is this problem with slugs. However, we’re in Seattle to consider the attributes of an innovative organization. In the process, we’re looking at four attributes: Vision, Refinement, Socialization, and Decision-making. But to do that, we have to settle into our office. A local property manager is some help (though not much) and our hardworking intern puts down her box of material to deliver the lyrical speech “Rohit that Slug had a mother.” [16405]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

16375: An Interview With Steve Crocker

hwms.coverart         UnknownIn a special interview, Steve Crocker, Chair of the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) talks about his organization, its future, and the future of the Internet. [16375]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

16311: Essay Friday – Vannevar Bush & U. S. Science Policy

hwms.coverart This episode is a little different from our regular episodes with our regular cast. It is a short essay on Vannevar Bush, an essay about the origins of the fundamental ideas that guide how the U. S. Government deals with scientific research and scientific institutions. It is designed to give you a little deeper understanding of the relationship between science & government and to give you that understanding in just 10 minutes. [16311]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

16165: The Binge – Don Shafer, The Cycle of Continuous Improvement, Pierre Bourque

errant.coverart A binge of three episodes.  A binge for your workout.  A binge for your commute.  Or just a binge to catch up on the episodes that you missed. This binge has three episodes from the fall.  In the first Don Shafer of the Athens group talks about deadlines and why software projects can run late.  In the second , Rohit our overly enthusiastic IT guy, explains why Walter P Shewhart, the inventor of the cycle of continuous improvement is so important.  In the last, Pierre Bourque tells us about the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge and why you should know about it, even if you don’t use it. [16165]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 15316: Binge on a new Idea

errant.coverart   Anna-the-Intern one more substitutes for the missing hosts and introduces this binge episode that incorporates the three episodes that started the discussion on Agile methods & Management:   210: What’s in a name? 220: What is new about Agile? 230: The Agile Manifesto [15316]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 15313: Binge Episode – The Aspects of Agile

errant.coverart   Anna-the-Intern introduces this binge episode that incorporates three discussions of Agile Development & Management:   240: How fast is fast enough 250: The Agile Designer 2600: What you see is what you get [15313]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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