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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 18, 2018

Software Process and Measurement Cast 482 features our interview with Natalie Warnert.  We talked about the diversity of voice, thoughts and ideas and Women in Agile.  Developing ideas and solving problems is the reason for software development, project management, process improvement, business systems analysis -- just about everything in life is about solving problems.  Diversity helps us to generate better ideas and decisions.  


Natalie Warnert is the primary founder of the Women in Agile initiative, which enables, empowers, and expands the distribution of new and diverse ideas in the agile and technology communities worldwide. She is a frequent speaker on business and agile topics including product strategy, user experience, and emotional intelligence. Her strategy focuses on actions you can implement tomorrow for the immediate impact that track toward longer-term vision and outcomes. Natalie also brings unparalleled humor to all her engagements (or so she thinks).

Natalie is passionate about guiding companies as they design, execute, and support their approach to cultural change as a Principal Agile Consultant at CA Technologies. Her vast thought leadership experience is recognized by her numerous keynotes, podcasts, and publications. Natalie has earned various degrees and certifications over the past decade including her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, SAFe Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Professional, and Six Sigma Yellow Belt. For more of Natalie’s work please visit

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we tackled Chapter 15 of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti. Chapter 15 is titled Monte Carlo Method Introduction.  

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Previous Installments
Introduction and Game Plan

Week 2: Flow, Flow Metrics, and Predictability

Week 3: The Basics of Flow Metrics

Week 4: An Introduction to Little’s Law

Week 5: Introduction to CFDs

Week 6: Workflow Metrics and CFDs

Week 7: Flow Metrics and CFSs

Week 8: Conservation of Flow, Part I

Week 9: Conservation of Flow, Part II

Week 10: Flow Debt

Week 11: Introduction to Cycle Time Scatterplots

Week 12: Cycle Time Histograms

Week 13: Interpreting Cycle Time Scatterplots

Week 14: Service Level Agreements

Week 15: Pull Policies

Week 16: Introduction to Forecasting

Week 17: Monte Carlo Method Introduction


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SPaMCAT 483 will feature our essay on measuring the value delivered by agile. We also have columns from Steve Tendon and Jon M Quigley.