Jan 7, 2018
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 476 features our interview with Kyle Siemens. Kyle is CEO at Brightest. We discussed the case for certifications. The whole concept of certifications is a lightning rod for the excesses of agile and the Agile (big A) industry. Mr. Siemens makes a strong argument for certification when done properly.
Kyle Siemens is an energetic, loyal and hard-working Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba. After completing my Bachelor's degree at the University of Manitoba in German literature and mathematics, I moved to Berlin in 2006 with a DAAD scholarship and got my Masters in communication and languages. After working several years at various agencies (running campaigns for national and international brands), I stumbled upon an incredible path by chance, which led me to where I am today - Online Marketing Volunteer of the TMMi Foundation and CEO of a global ISTQB exam provider called Brightest: www.brightest.org.
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Re-Read Saturday News
This week we tackled Chapter 10 of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti. Today we begin Part 3 with Chapter 10 which is titled, Introduction to Cycle Time Scatterplots. Scatterplots take us beyond the analysis of average cycle time (or even approximate average cycle time). Scatterplots provide a visual representation of the data so we can begin to use the data to predict the future. Remember to buy your copy today and read along, and we will be back next week!
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January 25, 2018 11 AM EST - 12:30 EST
In this webinar, you will learn about the four leadership concepts that can double the chances that your agile transformation will be effective.
SPaMCAST 477 features our essay on silence. Silence is a powerful tool to guide conversations and mine information from the stream of consciousness that flows around us. If silence was just a tool to improve our connections with people and to improve listening, it would be worth practicing. But, silence is also a tool to peer deeper into our minds. Silence improves relaxation and helps individuals to focus.
We will also have columns from Kim Pries the Software Sensi and Gene Hughson of Form Follows Function.