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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. 


Nov 8, 2015

The Software Process and Measurement Cast includes two columns this week.  The first is our essay: Scaled Agile Charters.  A scaled Agile charter is not just a thicker team charter because a scaled Agile project is not just a bigger Agile project. Scaled Agile charters need to be assembled part by part based on the needs of the project. This week’s essay provides a path to getting value from scaled Agile charters.

The second column is a new installment of Jeremy Berriault’s QA Corner! We discussed using communities of practice to spread testing knowledge. A community of practices is a wonderful tool to transfer knowledge and to generate a network among practitioners.

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Re-Read Saturday News

Remember that the Re-Read Saturday of The Mythical Man-Month returns this week when we tackle the essay titled “No Silver Bullet” Check out the new installment at Software Process and Measurement Blog.

Upcoming Events

Agile Development Conference East
November 8-13, 2015
Orlando, Florida

I will be speaking on November 12th on the topic of Agile Risk. Let me know if you are going and we will have a SPaMCAST Meetup.

In the next few weeks we will start to lay out the 2016 conference calendar.


The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our interview with Pedro Serrador.  We discussed his presentation titled Does Agile Work?, based on the paper he co-authored by the same name. Pedro lays out his research on whether Agile really works.  The answer is . . . see you next week.

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