Sep 7, 2014
Software Process and Measurement Cast number 306 features our interview with Luis Gonçalves. We discussed getting rid of performance appraisals. Luis makes the case that performance appraisals hurt people and companies.
Luis’s Bio . . .
Luis Gonçalves is an Agile coach, author, speaker and blogger.
Luis has been working in the software industry since 2003, as an Agile practitioner since 2007. He has experience in integrating sequential project phases like localization into an Agile framework and pioneering Agile adoption at different companies and in different contexts.
Luis is the co-author of the book, Getting Value Out of Agile Retrospectives.
He has a technical background and is Management 3.0 passionate.
Mr Gonçalves likes to write and share ideas with the world and is a passionate blogger. Inspiration comes from his professional life and from the books he reads. Follow his blog at http://lmsgoncalves.com/
Luis asks for SPaMCAST listeners to provide feedback on his new book, Get Rid of Performance Appraisals.
His mailing list is http://eepurl.com/QGxfX which provides the first part of his new book for free!
Software Process and Measurement Cast number 307 features our essay on Agile integration testing. Integration testing is defined as testing in which components (software and hardware) are combined to confirm that they interact according to expectations and requirements. Good integration testing is critical to effective Agile development.
Upcoming: ITMPI Webinar!
We Are All Biased! September 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
How we think and form opinions affects our work whether we are project managers, sponsors or stakeholders. In this webinar, we will examine some of the most prevalent workplace biases such as anchor bias, agreement bias and outcome bias. Strategies and tools for avoiding these pitfalls will be provided.
I will be presenting at the International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management in San Diego, CA on October 1. I have a great discount code!!!! Contact me if you are interested.
I will be presenting at the North East Quality Council 60th Conference October 21st and 22nd in Springfield, MA.
More on all of these great events in the near future! I look forward to seeing all SPaMCAST readers and listeners that attend these great events!
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