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SPaMCAST 346 – Jon Quigley, Configuration Management

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Jon Quigley.  We discussed configuration management and his new book Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application. Jon co-authored the book with Kim Robertson. Configuration management, the management and control of project deliverable, is one of the most critical practices anyone building a product, writing a piece of code or working on a project with more than one person involved must learn or face the consequences!

Jon’s Bio:

Jon M. Quigley PMP CTFL is a principal and founding member of Value Transformation, a product development training and cost improvement organization established in 2009, as well as being Electrical / Electronic Process Manager at Volvo Trucks North America.  Jon has an Engineering Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and two Master Degrees from City University of Seattle.  Jon has nearly twenty five years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management.

Jon has written or contributed to a huge number of books, presentations and articles including:

Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application” ISBN 978-148222935 May 1, 2015 which was the focus of this interview.

Jon is collaborating on another Project Management book (Q1 2016) through The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Contact Jon at:

jon.quigley@valuetransform.com

http://www.valuetransform.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/value-transformation-llc

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmquigley

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Re-Read Saturday News

The Re-Read Saturday focus on Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement began on February 21ndThe Goal has been hugely influential because it introduced the Theory of Constraints, which is central to lean thinking. The book is written as a business novel. Visit the Software Process and Measurement Blog and catch up on the re-read.

Note: If you don’t have a copy of the book, buy one.  If you use the link below it will support the Software Process and Measurement blog and podcast.

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Next . . . The Mythical Man-Month Get a copy now and start reading! We will start in two weeks!

Upcoming Events

Software Quality and Test Management 

September 13 – 18, 2015

San Diego, California

http://qualitymanagementconference.com/

I will be speaking on the impact of cognitive biases on teams!  Let me know if you are attending!

More on other great conferences next week.

Next SPaMCast

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our essay on Managing Agile Projects and Teams (7/15 -7/20/13 and last week updates – Meg). Teams make decisions daily that affect the direction of the sprint and project. The faster these decisions are made the higher the team’s velocity or productivity, and having a solid understanding of the real goals of the project helps the team make decisions more effectively.

We will also have columns from Kim Pries with his Software Sensei column and Gene Hughson with an entry from his Form Follows Function column.

Shameless Ad for my book!

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: “This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here.

Available in English and Chinese.

Direct download: SPaMCAST_346__Jon_Quigley_Configuration_Management.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 268 - Gene Hughson, Architecture, Management, Software Development

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 268

The Software Process and Measurment Cast features my interview with Gene Hughson.  We discussed agile, solution architecture, people, processes and his blog, Form Follows Function. An early holiday present! 

Gene Hughson is an Applications Manager for Fidelity National Financial in Richmond, Virginia.  Gene has over 17 years of experience in software development, combining application and solution architecture, management and process improvement, even managing to do some hands-on coding from time to time.  Gene has been a member of the Richmond Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), serving as President for 2013 and continuing in that capacity for 2014.  Gene has written guest posts for CitizenTekk (http://citizentekk.com/author/genehughson/) and maintains his own blog, Form Follows Function (http://genehughson.wordpress.com/), where he opines on architecture, management, and software development processes.

Other ways to track Gene down ...
LinkedIn: http://ow.ly/rMrN9
Twitter: @GeneHughson
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+GeneHughson/posts

For the next few weeks the Software Process and Measurement Cast will include a promo for the "Influential Agile Leader" events led by Johanna Rothman and Gil Broza.  Check out the full details at www.InfluentialAgileLeader.com

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The Daily Process Thoughts is my project designed to deliver a quick daily idea, thought or simple smile to help you become a better change agent. Each day you will get piece of thought provoking text and a picture or hand drawn chart to illustrate the idea being presented. The goal is to deliver every day; rain or shine, in sickness or in health or for better or worse! Check it out at www.tcagley.wordpress.com

Shameless Ad for my book! 

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."

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One more thing!  Help support the SPaMCAST by reviewing and rating the Software Process and Measurement Cast on ITunes! It helps people find the cast. 

Next:

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 269 features our essay on gamification. Gamification is a technique that leverages innate competitive attributes of IT development” players” to channel behavior using game mechanics. A powerful tool for channeling and supporting organizational change.


SPaMCAST 211 - Instant Gratification and Pain Deferred

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 211!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 211 features my essay, "Instant Gratification and Pain Deferred." Why do we say yes when no or later would be better for everyone!

Shameless Ad for my book! 

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniquesco-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."

NOW AVAILABLE IN CHINESE! 

Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
Email:  spamcastinfo@gmail.com
Voicemail:  +1-206-888-6111
Website: www.spamcast.net
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tcagley
Facebook:  http://bit.ly/16fBWV

One more thing!  Help support the SPaMCAST by reviewing and rating the Software Process and Measurement Cast on ITunes! It helps people find the cast. 

Next:
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 212 will feature my interview with Arlene Minkiewicz.  We talked about estimation!

Direct download: SPaMCAST_211_-_Instant_Gratification_and_Pain_Deferred.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

SPaMCAST 181 - Manufacturing, Engineering or Craft?

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 181!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 181 features my essay titled, Manufacturing, Engineering or Craft?  The essay begins . . .

A few weeks ago I sat next to a gentlemen on a flight to Albuquerque.  After a couple of glasses of wine we found we were in related fields.  As the conversation progressed he confided in me that he did not understand why software projects were never on time, on budget or exactly what he wanted since software development was engineering and his consultants had called development a factory. I paid for the next round of wine as I tried to dissuade my new friend that building, enhancing or maintaining software was not really like assembling a car.

Shameless Ad for my book! 

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."

Have you bought your copy?

Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
Email:  spamcastinfo@gmail.com
Voicemail:  +1-206-888-6111
Website: www.spamcast.net
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tcagley
Facebook:  http://bit.ly/16fBWV

Next

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 182 features my interview with Corey Haines, Software Journeyman.  Simply put WOW!

Direct download: SPaMCAST_181_-_Manufacturing_Engineering_or_Craft.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT