Jun 4, 2017
SPaMCAST 445 features the return of a favorite, Capers Jones. It is always fun to talk with someone with their own page in Wikepedia. Capers and I talked about his new book, A Guide to Selecting Software Measures and Metrics. Capers is passionate about software quality and measurement. Capers said, “High-quality software is not expensive. High-quality software is faster and cheaper to build and maintain than low-quality software, from initial development all the way through total cost of ownership.” Jones, Caper, Bonsignour, Olivier, and Jitendra Subramanyam, Jitendra, The Economics of Software Quality. As usual, Capers was engaging, educational and controversial. Spending time with Capers is always a learning experience!
Capers biography is long and storied. Let it be said that Capers is a serial author, public speaker, pundit, guru and deep thinker. Check out his Wikipedia page or Linkedin.
Capers can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capers first appeared on SPaMCAST 3 and last appeared on SPaMCAST 53
Re-Read Saturday News
This week we tackle Chapter 7 of Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World by Brian J. Robertson published by Henry Holt and Company in 2015. Chapter 7 shows how to generate alignment between roles, circles, and the overall organization. Lots of inspect and adapt talk this week.
Catch up on the first four entries in the re-read
Week 1: Logistics and Introduction
Week 3: Distribution Authority
Week 4: Organizational Structure
Week 7: Facilitating Governance
Week 8: Strategy and Dynamic Control
Visit the Software Process and Measurement Cast blog to participate in this and previous re-reads.
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SPaMCAST 446 will feature our essay on questions. Questions are a coach and facilitator’s secret power! Do you have a favorite go to question you like to ask? Care to share?
We will also have columns from Gene Hughson and Jon M Quigley (and maybe more)!
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