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Software Process and Measurement Cast


The Software Process and Measurement Cast provides a forum to explore the varied world of software process improvement and measurement.  The SPaMCast covers topics that deal the challenges how work is done in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.  The show combines commentaries, interviews and your feedback to serve up ideas, options, opinions, advice and even occasionally facts. 

 

Oct 8, 2017

SPaMCAST 463 features our essay on using big picture stories to generate resonance.  Early in the history of Agile, most descriptions of Agile included the need to define a central metaphor to help guide the work.  Somewhere over time, the idea of a central metaphor has disappeared as Agile thought leaders have focused on more tactical facets of Agile methods and frameworks. It’s time to reconsider the big picture story!

We will also have columns from Gene Hughson of Form Follows Function fame.  Gene and I discuss his recent essay, Management, Simple and Wrong – Semantics, Systems, and Self-Correction.  This essay is about meaning and includes an appearance from Snidely Whiplash.

Anchoring the cast, Jeremy Berriault brings the QA Corner to the podcast.  Jeremy and I discussed motivating testers. Testers like any other discipline require the correct care and feeding to effectively deliver value.

Here is a promo for my upcoming ITMPI Webinar!

Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 11:00 AM (EST)

Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role

In this webinar, you will learn why an Agile team’s product owner has a special obligation for leadership and value delivery.  It's a hard role but we will discuss making it work!

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For other events, SPaMCAST team members will be attending check the recent blog entry titled Upcoming Conferences and Webinars!

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we take a quick break to deliver a review of The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel. In the review I sought to answer three questions:

  1. Is the material true to the original author's ideas?
  2. Are the critical concepts easier to consume?
  3. Do the characters translate from text to pictures well?

Next in the Re-read Series is  . . . .

Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti (Author)

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Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 464 will feature our interview with Beth Leonard.  Beth and I talked about innovative thinking, risk-based reviews and making the software development process more effective and efficient.   Beth is one of the most innovative and forward thinkers we have talked with on the podcast.

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