SPaMCAST 600 - Team Self-selection, A Discussion WIth Sandy Mamoli


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SPaMCAST 600, yes 600, features my interview with Sandy Mamoli. We talked about teams and the book she co-authored, Creating Great Teams: How Self-Selection Lets People Excel. Sandy’s unique perspective as a world-class athlete and Agile Coach allows her to deliver options about forming teams you didn’t know you had!

Sandy Mamoli

Agile advisor, coach, and author

Sandy Mamoli is a former Olympian, international keynote speaker, and author of „Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Lets People Excel“. From working with global enterprises in Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Copenhagen to being one of New Zealand’s leading coaches, she brings her practical flair and passionate advocacy for all things Agile to businesses around the world. She has a master’s degree in artificial intelligence and knows quite a lot about Agile.

Twitter: @smamol


Re-Read Saturday News

This is our last installment of our re-read of Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition. I want to thank Nancy Kastl for the great suggestion and everyone that voted during the selection process. This is a useful book. Interestingly during a Heart of Agile get together this week a number of people recommended the book in the chat. I am glad I read it.

If you do not have a copy or have tossed it at someone during a crucial conversation, it is time to buy a copy. Please use the link (using the link helps support the blog and podcast). Read previous installments:

Week 1 - Logistics, Forewards, and Preface -

Week 2 - Chapter 1: What’s a crucial conversation? And who cares? -

Week 3 – Chapter 2: The Power of Dialogue

Week 4 - Chapter 3: Start With Heart -

Week 5 - Learn To Look -

Week 6 - Make It Safe -

Week 7 - Master my Stories -

Week 8 - State My Path -

Week 9 - Explore Others’ Paths -

Week 10 - Move to Action -

Week 11- Yeah, But -

Week 12 - Putting It All Together and Afterword -

Week 13 - Final Thoughts -

The next book we will re-read is Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s Tame Your Work Flow. I will layout the logistics for the re-read next week.


The Software Process and Measurement Cast 601 will feature our interview with Brian Weaver. Brian is the Founder and CEO of Torch.AI. We covered a wide range of topics, including AI and agile and the role of leadership in creating an environment where extraordinary results are possible.

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