Apr 26, 2015
Software Process and Measurement Cast 339 features our essay on demonstrations and a new Form Follows Function column from Gene Hughson.
Demonstrations are a tool to generate conversations about what is being delivered. Because a demonstration occurs at the end of every sprint the team will continually be demonstrating the value they are delivering, which reinforces confidence and motivation. The act of demonstrating value provides the team with a platform for collecting feedback that will help them stay on track and focused on delivering what has the most value to the business.
Gene continues his theme of microservices. This week we tackle, “Microservices, SOA, and EITA: Where To Draw the Line? Why to Draw the Line?” Gene says, “we recognize lines to prevent needless conflict and waste.”
Two special notes:
Jo Ann Sweeny of the Explaining Change column is running her annual Worth Working Summit. Please visit http://www.worthworkingsummit.com/
Jeremy Berriault will be joining the SPaMCAST family. Jeremy will be focusing on testing and the lessons testing can provide to a team and organization.
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Re-Read Saturday News
The Re-Read Saturday focus on Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement began on February 21nd. The Goal has been hugely influential because it introduced the Theory of Constraints which is central to lean thinking. The book is written as a business novel. Visit the Software Process and Measurement Blog and catch up on the re-read.
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I am beginning to think of which book will be next. Do you have any ideas?
CMMI Institute Global Congress
May 12-13 Seattle, WA, USA
My topic - Agile Risk Management
DCG will also have a booth!
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our interview with Tom Howlett. Tom is the author of the Diary of a Scrummaster and is a Scrum Master’s Scrum Master. Tom and I talked Agile and being Agile outside of the classic software development environments.
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