We talk to
Coach Project Manager Maggie Litton about desire, power, and Lacanian Psychoanalysis.
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Our Guest, Maggie Litton
- Coaches at Cognitect
- "Coach" vs "Project Manager"
- Vagina dentata
- Some related Feminism 101:
- Melissa McEwan: Feminst Noobs and Feminist Identity
- Meagan Waller: "What I mean when I say 'the patriarchy' vs what they hear when I say it"
- Rehabilitating the term "Project Manager"
- Shanley Kane: Shanley on Management
- Project management is helping teams negotiate desire and power
- Teams' collective will to power
- Dunning–Kruger effect
- Helping people and teams understand, clarify, communicate, and ultimately get what they want
- Maggie's forthcoming book, a manual for rookie software project sponsors
- Jonathan Rasmusson: The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software
- thoughtbot: The Playbook
- LessAccounting: Running A Small Business
- Donald Rumsfeld on epistemology
- Slavoj Žižek on ideaology and other things
- Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture
- Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out
- Jacques Lacan
- Lacanian Psychoanalysis
- Three realms: imaginary, symbolic, real
- Jen Myers: Making Software Development Make Sense to Everyone
- An example of the power of the imaginary realm from Sally Ride: "You can't be what you can't see."
- Fantasy of Disempowerment, see The Matrix
- Slavoj Žižek: The Matrix, Or the Two Sides of Perversion
- "Asserting power honestly and fairly is hard, scary, exhausting work." (Not as hard, scary, and exhausting as being systematically disempowered is, of course.)
- Project Management in a nutshell: Helping teams find appropriate and effective ways to assert authority.
- "I'm a feminist and a project manager."
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