Dec 2, 2018
SPaMCAST 523 features our essay on story points. Story points were a tool designed to give teams a rough understanding of their flow of work. It was a great idea at the time, but that time has passed. Unfortunately, story points now are being used improperly creating more problems than they solve.
In addition, Jon M Quigley brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development to the cast. In this installment, Jon discusses the risks of Centers of Excellence. They are another great idea that can and has been ill-used by many in the industry.
Re-Read Saturday News
We are back with Chapter 7 of Bad Blood, Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 – Buy a copy and read along!). Chapter 7, titled The miniLab, focuses on overpromising and continues to layer on toxicity to the Theranos story.
SPaMCAST 524 will feature our interview with Matt Heusser. Matt is the Managing Director of Excelon Development, speaker and podcaster. Matt and I talk about the nuts and bolts of testing and agile testing.