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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. 


Mar 8, 2009

Show 54 features an interview with Esther Derby focused primarily on agile retrospective but we branched out to talk about agile management and many other topics.

Esther is one of the rare breed of consultant who blends the technical issues, and the managerial issues with the people issues. She is well known for her work in helping teams grow to new levels of productivity.

Management coaching, Scrum implementation, retrospectives, and project assessments are four of Esther’s key practices that serve as effective tools to start team transformation.  
Recognized as one of the world’s leaders in retrospective facilitation, she often receives requests to work with struggling teams. Esther also coaches technical people who are making the transition to management and is a Certified Scrum Master.

Esther can be contacted by email at
Her website is

Links to her books are below:
Agile Retrospectives Making Teams Great
Behind Closed Doors Management
Note that Esther co-authored “Behind Closed Doors Management” with Johanna Rothman in SPaMCAST 23  -- check it out at

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The essay is titled “Agile is  . . .”  I suggest that Agile is the combination of philosophies, methods and techniques.  What it is not is merely an outcome.  The text of the whole essay can be found at

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Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an interview Bill Phifer.  We discussed metrics in outsourcing.    If you have anything to do with sourcing work I think you will get lot out of this interview.