Oct 7, 2018
SPaMCAST 515 features our essay on transformation and agile metrics. Whether you like the word transformation or not, many in the process improvement and agile communities help to facilitate change. Involvement in any non-trivial change effort requires resources, people, support and the expenditure of political capital. Metrics are tools for getting the people and resources you need.
We also feature a visit from the Software Sensi. Mr. Pries weights in on defining “what is quality”. Kim mixes theory and practice to make a profound statement.
Anchoring the cast this week is Gene Hughson. Gene writes at the Form Follows Function blog. This week we talk about a piece titled, Dependency Management – Anti-Patterns as Art from The Daily WTF. It really is art -- but really a visualization of anti-patterns at the same time.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week we conclude our re-read of The Checklist Manifesto with a few final thoughts and notes and a restatement of a checklist for a checklist that Stephen Adams contributed in the comments for Chapter 9 – they deserve more exposure.
This is an excellent book that is very useful for anyone involved in worrying about whether work is done consistently. My punchline, “try using a checklist because they make sure our actions matter.” I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do.
Next week we will lay out the plan for our read of Bad Blood (buy your copy today https://amzn.to/2zTEgPq and support the blog and the author). Bad Blood is a new book for me, therefore a “read” rather than a re-read.
All of the entries for our re-read of the Checklist Manifesto:
Conferences and More!
Agile Online Summit 2018
October 8 - 12
Speaking on Agile Metrics!
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Register Now; https://bit.ly/2PXH8A5
Presentation: Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role!
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Webinar: Agile, Where Agile Fears to Tread
SPaMCAST 516 will feature our interview with Nishi Garg. We started by discussing the major differences in agile and non-agile testing and ended with a discussion of agile pods. This is a wonderfully idea rich interview. Nishi blogs at testwithnishi