May 6, 2012
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 185!
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 184 my essay titled the "Narcissism of Small Differences." This essay is based on comments made by Corey Haines in the SPaMCAST 182. The essay begins:
Every interview I do for the Software Process and Measurement Cast teaches me something about our industry and the people that populate it. Occasionally a topic is brought up that sets me off on a new path of exploration and that changes how I interact with the world around me. The interview with Corey Haines in the SPaMCAST 182 was one such interview, during the cast, Corey referred to the concept of the "narcissism of small differences" as a barrier to delivering value. His point was dead-on but after I did some research I discovered that like many other concepts this one is a bit more complicated.
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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 186 will feature my interview Jo Ann Sweeney. We discussed using social media as a tool to support communications inside and outside projects. It was great to have Jo Ann back on the Cast.