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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. 

 

Sep 23, 2018

SPaMCAST 513 features a second essay on reciprocity.  One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn is that some people on a team are passengers and others play different, more involved, roles. Being a passenger long-term on a team or in an organization is a form of rent-seeking and is not valued highly by others.

We also have columns from Susan Parente (I Am Not a Scrumdamentalist) and Jeremy Berriault (QA Corner).  Susan provides a spirited discussion of self-directed teams in agile.  It is a myth that agile teams just get to do what they want. One of the places to find Susan is at S3 Technologies, LLC. Rounding out the cast is this month’s installment of the QA Corner.   Jeremy discusses one of thorniest facts of life for a tester -- hard deadlines.

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we tackle Chapter 8, titled The Hero In The Age of Checklists.  Heroes are a big deal; pick up any newspaper and you will see how much the cult of hero is celebrated.  Checklists and methods are viewed by many as diminishing the role of the hero which sows the seeds of resistance to change.  What role does the hero play in a disciplined process? If the hero is core to how we view ourselves and our society, do tools like checklists run the risk of being met with hostility?  Chapter 8 dives directly into the deep end to address these topics.

We have two or three more weeks left in this re-read, which means it’s time for the poll.  Vote and be heard! Write in candidates are welcome.

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Remember to buy a copy of The Checklist Manifesto and READ along!

Current Installment:

Week 9 - The Hero In The Age of Checklists - https://bit.ly/2PWu2TC

Previous Installments:

Week 8 - The Fix - https://bit.ly/2NeKyBE

Week 7 - The Checklist Factory - https://bit.ly/2wV3yu3

Week 6 - The First Try - https://bit.ly/2Q0PhVt

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

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

 

Conferences and More!

Agile Coach Camp 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan.

September 28 - 30 https://agilecoachcampus.com/

Participating

Agile Online Summit 2018

Virtual

October 8 - 12

https://www.agileonlinesummit.com/

Speaking on Agile Metrics!

ISMA 16

Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 16

Register Now; https://bit.ly/2PXH8A5

Presentation: Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role

ITMPI Webinar

Virtual

October 31

Register Now: https://bit.ly/2zo8MAV

Webinar:  Agile, Where Agile Fears to Tread

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 514 will feature our interview with John Clapham. John and I talked DevOps, people, agile, and how all those pieces fit together coherently or not. This a big, fun, informative interview!