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Software Process and Measurement Cast

The Software Process and Measurement Cast provides a forum to explore the varied world of software process improvement and measurement.  The SPaMCast covers topics that deal the challenges how work is done in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.  The show combines commentaries, interviews and your feedback to serve up ideas, options, opinions, advice and even occasionally facts. 


May 14, 2020

Today, a special announcement: I would like to introduce you to the Patterns Video Podcast.  Ben Woznicki and I have been working on this project for nearly six months and it is finally time to stop starting and start shipping (that’s an agile joke). 

Our idea is to share patterns (hence the name) for how teams and organizations can release sooner with higher confidence. Both Ben and I have helped a lot of different organizations. We've seen things that work well, seen things that work poorly, seen some things that do both, and unfortunately some things that would make your hair stand up. The effective patterns are what we are here to share as well as provide space for you to interact and learn. All of the videos will be on the shorter side.

Our typical format will include:

  1. A brief review of the basic idea that we're talking about.
  2. Discuss the problems the idea is trying to solve and introduce any controversy on the topic.
  3. Provide an approach to use the concept within specific contexts (think hints and tips)
  4. The history of the idea.
  5. Finally, common challenges when using the idea and antidotes to those challenges.

At least in the short term, we are going to deliver the video content in two ways:

  1. SPaMCAST Podcast feed.  This will be a medium resolution version that is better for commutes or just listening while you jog.
  2. Patterns Podcast YouTube Site. This will be a full 1080p version of the video (those get large) for those interested in the full impact of Ben’s cinematic multicamera video techniques. 

All of the videos will be short and conclude with a call to action. We will begin delivering every two weeks. While Ben and I like to talk, we want to hear from you because your perspective will help us learn and grow. Contact us at:

@tcagley on twitter 

@benwoz on twitter