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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. 


Jun 9, 2024

Accountability and responsibility are intertwined. In most businesses, the concepts are intertwined, and when hierarchies are present, layered. In other words, determining who is responsible and accountable is harder than deciding how many layers were in the seven-layer dip several hours after it has been served to a hungry softball team. Let’s use the example of developing a feature for a product for Innovatech, an imaginary firm. This ‘case study’ synthesizes several real-life stories. The story format protects the innocent and pokes fun at those acting like a “box of rocks.” This is part of a larger business novella David Herron and I are developing that wh hope to share over the summer. Today we will begin with a bit of background.

We also have a visit from the Evolutionary Agilist. Jeremy Berriault and I wrestle with the question, why do we still have testers in the age of automated testing and AI.

Learn To Tame Your Work Intake Beast!

Jeremy Willets and I are celebrating summer in the northern hemisphere with a summer camp. We’ll look at the primary causes of work intake problems… and how to solve them! Join us for an entertaining and informative LinkedIn Live event weekly beginning June 19th at 11:30.


Fly for Work Intake Summer Camp


Register at - registration is not necessary but it will help getting a count for virtual juice boxes.


Re-read Saturday News

Chapter 3 of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow is titled Enjoyment and The Quality of Life. This chapter resonates strongly with me. I have always struggled with the idea that lounging around or mindlessly working is enjoyable. Thinking about those scenarios the word tedious comes to mind. Let’s explore!

Buy a copy and read along - 

Week 1: Preface and Logistics - 

Week 2: Happiness - 

Week 3: Consciousness - 

Week 4: Enjoyment and The Quality of Life - 


Next week, I will be traveling to attend a funeral of a family member.  We will revisit a favorite from 2019, SPaMCAST 553 - Prioritization and Capability, An Interview with Jim Benson. We will be back with new programming on June 23rd.