Apr 28, 2013
Welecome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 235
Over the past seven years at the end of every interview I have asked "what two issues would you fix and why" or some close variant of that question. In that question each of my interviewees has left thier own mark on how I think about software process and measurement. This week I am continuing with a walk down memory lane with three of the most popular segments from 2010.
I have also included an entry from the Daily Process Thoughts titled "Grief?"
In the States it has become fairly common to find an impromptu memorial where a major traffic accident has occurred. I recently on a hike ran across a memorial to someone’s favorite dog. It has become easy and acceptable to memorialize loss. Kubler-Ross in her book “On Death and Dying” identified five stages of grief which include denial, arguing bargaining, depression and acceptance I would suggest that memorialization reflects acceptance.
Change and loss tend to follow similar paths. Memorializing how we worked in the past may well be a reflection of acceptance of what is being done now. As a change agent you do not need to react to every memorialization as a sign of push back. Reflect carefully what is being really said and try to help your organization through acceptance.
The Daily Process Thoughts is my project designed to deliver a quick daily idea, thought or simple smile to help you become a better change agent. Each day you will get piece of thought provoking text and a picture or hand drawn chart to illustrate the idea being presented. The goal is to deliver every day; rain or shine, in sickness or in health or for better or worse! Check it out at www.tcagley.wordpress.com.
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In the next SPaMCAST I will shift back to standard programming with an interview with Peter Talor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James in which we discussed thier new book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship. Sponsors are not neccesarily born to the role and unless we want to take pot luck we better understand what makes a good sponsor.