Apr 17, 2017
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 438 features our essay on leveraging sizing in testing. Size can be a useful tool for budgeting and planning both at the portfolio level and the team level.
Gene Hughson brings his Form Follows Function Blog to the cast this week to discuss his recent blog entry titled, Organizations as Systems and Innovation. One of the highlights of the conversation is whether emergence is a primary factor driving change in a complex system.
Our third column is from the Software Sensei, Kim Pries. Kim discusses why blindly accepting canned solutions does not negate the need for active troubleshooting of for problems in software development.
Re-Read Saturday News
This week, we tackle chapter 1 of Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World by Brian J. Robertson published by Henry Holt and Company in 2015. Chapter 1 is titled, Evolving Organization. Holacracy is an approach to address shortcomings that have appeared as organizations evolve. Holacracy is not a silver bullet, but rather provides a stable platform for identifying and addressing problems efficiently.
Visit the Software Process and Measurement Cast blog to participate in this and previous re-reads.
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our interview with Alex Yakyma. Our discussion focused on the industry's broken mindset that prevents it from being Lean and Agile. A powerful and possibly controversial interview.
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