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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. 

 

Jul 15, 2018

SPaMCAST 503 features our essay “Culture: The Knife’s Edge of Change.”  I have often heard the line, culture eats change for breakfast. Culture, culture, culture – the success of every change that is considered or implemented balances on the knife edge of culture. Aligning cultures so that change is possible requires seeing the differences and then minimizing enough of those differences to allow change to happen.

We also have an installment of the Alpha and Omega of Product Development with Jon M Quigley.  In this installment of Jon’s wonderful column, we discuss the muda of underutilizing people.   

We conclude with a visit with Gene Hughson.  We discuss an entry from his Form Follows Function Blog tilted,  “When asked for the time, don’t explain how your watch works”. Communication between the user and technical domains is fraught with difficulties. A problem? As Gene always says,  “exactly!”


Re-Read Saturday News

We will complete our re-read of Turn The Ship Around next week with a few final thoughts.  The next book in the series will be The Checklist Manifesto  (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along) by  Atul Gawande. Today we complete re-reading the chapters in  L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around!  Chapter 28, 29 and Afterthoughts complete Marquet’s reflection on the leader-leader model and his journey of discovery.

Current Installment:

Week 18: A New Method of Resupplying and Ripples  - https://bit.ly/2mgVFtI

Previous Installments:

Week 17: Combat Effectiveness and Homecoming - https://bit.ly/2u3j8TI

Week 16:  A Dangerous Passage and Looking Ahead -https://bit.ly/2lIbslb

Week 15: A Remembrance of War and Leadership at Every Level - https://bit.ly/2Imi5lS

Week 14: Part IV and Under Way for Deployment - https://bit.ly/2tcXprb

Week 13: Final Preparations -  https://bit.ly/2t1OgSn

Week 12: Underway for San Diego and All Present and Accounted For - https:/ /bit.ly/2J7AkRx

Week 11: Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn - https://bit.ly/2IMZYL2

Week 10: A New Ship and We Have A Problem - https://bit.ly/2IUJ6RL

Week 9: Up Scope! and ”A New Ship” - https://bit.ly/2KfDZbS

Week 8: Under Way on Nuclear Power and ”I Intend To . . .” – https://bit.ly/2rnvkgx
Week 7: Change, In a Word and Welcome Aboard Sante Fe https://bit.ly/2r5l1hk
Week 6: I Relieve You - https://bit.ly/2F7C5ag

Week 5: Call to Action and Whatever they tell me to do! - https://bit.ly/2IXZugS

Week 4: Change of Course and Frustration - https://bit.ly/2qbPzgK

Week 3: Pain and Business as Usual - https://bit.ly/2qfd74g

Week 2: Forward and Introduction - https://bit.ly/2H8K4Jg

Week 1: Game Plan - https://bit.ly/2HgCdqW

 

Next SPaMCAST
SPaMCAST 504 features our interview with Gerie Owen.  Gerie and I discussed continuous testing, DevOps and testing and agile culture! We worked through big ideas that can have a big impact on how you work and deliver value immediately.