Jul 1, 2012
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 193!
The SPaMCAST 193 features my essay tilled Hyper-Conectivity and Illusions.
I sat in a meeting a few weeks ago and after about ten minutes I was brought up short. Everyone was paying attention; not one laptop was open nor was anyone reading an email or text under the table (by the way you really can't hide by texting under the table). People were taking notes "old school" on paper. The meeting ended on-time after 25 minutes meeting the objective and with the promise of minutes. I was shocked by the seeming efficiency and effectiveness so I lingered after the meeting to discuss my observations with my sponsor.
The SPaMCAST 193 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban.
By now, most of you in the Lean-Agile community have heard of LeanKit, recognized by community leaders and practitioners alike as the most flexible and powerful tool available for implementing visual management. Since their launch in 2009, LeanKit has helped hundreds of companies around the world to quickly and easily model even very complex processes as vertical and horizontal lanes on a virtual whiteboard with cards representing work flowing from step to step.
Well, LeanKit has now announced the launch of groundbreaking new features that allow even the largest enterprise portfolio and projects to be managed using multiple levels of drill-down Kanban boards, detailed sub-taskboards, and roll-up Lean metrics - as well as a complete overhaul of their user interface that makes LeanKit more attractive, more intuitive, and easier to manage. If you haven't checked out LeanKit or haven't lately, check out the website to explore how they can help Lean-Agile scale within your organization.
Visit LeanKit Kanban! (and say hello for the SPaMCAST!)
In the near future the essay componenent of the Software Process and Measurement Cast will be adding new contnent. The Cast will begin an evolution to a magazine format. Bill Fox will be the first of the SPaMCAST Magazine's contributors! Interested in participating? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
News just in . . . We also just got word that the SPM book has been adopted for a class at the University of West Flroida for the Fall.
Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 194 will my interview with Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager, talking about his new book The Lazy Project Manager and The Project From Hell.