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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. 


Feb 16, 2014

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 277.  SPaMCAST 277 features our essay on Scrumban. Scrumban is the combination of Kanban (lean) and Scrum (Agile) techniques. Each contributes different things to the hybrid framework. Kanban contributes a focus on flow, while Scrum contributes a focus on people and timeframe. Together, both focuses bring value to process improvement. The understanding of how these two sets of techniques and philosophies can be combined provides change agents with another powerful arrow in their quiver of available options.

Also in SPaMCAST 277 Steve Tendon discusses the limitations of Scrum.  Many people believe Scrum is a silver bullet for every situation.  Steve will attempt to dissuade you of that opinion!

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Next week we will feature an interview with Diane Zajac-Woodie. Diane and I talked about the role of business analysts (BAs) in Agile projects and Agile teams. BAs can play an extremely important communication and leadership role in Agile projects which enhances the team’s ability to deliver value.


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