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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. 

 

Aug 26, 2018

SPaMCAST 509 will feature our essay discussing if you can demonstrate incomplete work.  My knee-jerk reaction is no...or maybe heck no, but knee-jerk reactions are not always right.

Blog entries in the what happens to incomplete work theme:

Frequently Asked Questions: The Sprint Is Over, What Do I Do With Incomplete Stories? https://bit.ly/2P9mm09

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Demo Work That Isn’t Done - https://bit.ly/2wfJzXv

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Resize A Story If It Is Harder Than We Thought? - https://bit.ly/2MvkB0a

Frequently Asked Questions: When Can I Demo Work That Isn’t Done https://bit.ly/2PCs0Zz  

We will also hear from Gene Hughson (Form Follows Function). Gene talks Architects!  Gene and I discussed his essay, So what exactly does an Architect do? Contact Gene on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/genehughson/

Bringing the cast home this week is Jon M. Quigley.  Jon brings his marvelous Alpha and Omega of Product Development to the cast this week in order to discuss the root cause analysis. Process improvement is most effective when we diagnose the real problem rather than just a symptom.

 

Re-Read Saturday News

In week 5 of re-read of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along) we tackle Chapter 4, The Idea. In Chapter 4 Gawande shows how checklists can help push decision-making outward, which empowers teams and makes them more responsive.

Current Installment:

Week 5 - The Idea - https://bit.ly/2PCs0Zz

Previous Installments:

Week 4 - The End Of The Master Builder - https://bit.ly/2BmIGBc

Week 3 – The Checklist - https://bit.ly/2KMhVFR

Week 2 – The Problem With Extreme Complexity - https://bit.ly/2AGZQZX

Week 1 - Approach and Introduction - https://bit.ly/2LYi9Lv

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 510 is a special cast.  Over the past year we have talked to Steve Tendon and Wolfram Wolfram Müller about their book, Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban. Haven’t bought it yet? https://amzn.to/2MOxbXY .  In SPaMCAST 510 we get Steve and Wolfram on the same line to sum up the finer points!