May 31, 2015
Software Process and Measurement Cast 344 features our conversation with Susan Parente. We talked about Agile risk management. Risk is not always discussed in polite Agile circles however Susan suggests that if you do not have a plan to address risk you are asking for pain for yourself and everyone around you.
Susan Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC and an Associate Professor at Post University. She is an author, mentor and teacher focused on project and risk management. Her experience is augmented by her Masters in Engineering Management with a focus in Marketing of Technology from George Washington University, DC, along with a number of professional certifications. Ms. Parente has 16+ years’ experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD.
Risk Management Resources: www.techriskmanager.com
Company website: www.s3-tec.com
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The Re-Read Saturday focus on Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement began on February 21nd. The 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.
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2015 ICEAA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING
June 9 – 12
San Diego, California
I will be speaking on June 10. My presentation is titled “Agile Estimation Using Functional Metrics.”
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Also upcoming conferences I will be involved in include and SQTM in September. More on these great conferences next week.
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our will essay on Cognitive Bias. The core of software development, enhancements and maintenance is people. Knowledge of cognitive biases can help us understand and predict team behaviors. Will will also have the first installment Jeremy Berriault’s QA Corner. QA Corner is all about testing.
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