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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. 


May 27, 2018

SPaMCAST 496 features our interview with Sam Laing.  Sam and I talked about coaching agile teams. The goal of coaching is to help people unleash their inner power.  We also touch on the difference between coaching and mentoring. They are different and require different approaches but both are useful!

Sam’s Bio - Sam writes:

Samantha Laing (@samlaing)

My personal motto is ‘be brave’, and I embody this by taking on challenges one small step at a time.

Most of my career has been in the IT industry, specifically Software Development. Nowadays I find myself guiding and mentoring others with a passion for agile. This year my focus has been on experimenting and learning from my failures (and successes) – what a great journey so far.

Contact Sam at:

Re-Read Saturday News

In week eleven of the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around!  (Buy Your Copy Now).  This week we begin Part III of the book and add two more mechanisms to our tool belt.  This week the two chapters are Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn.

Current Installment:

Week 11: Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn -

Previous Installments:

Week 10: A New Ship and We Have A Problem -

Week 9: Up Scope! and ”A New Ship” -

Week 8: Under Way on Nuclear Power and ”I Intend To . . .” –
Week 7: Change, In a Word and Welcome Aboard Sante Fe
Week 6: I Relieve You -

Week 5: Call to Action and Whatever they tell me to do! -

Week 4: Change of Course and Frustration -

Week 3: Pain and Business as Usual -

Week 2: Forward and Introduction -

Week 1: Game Plan -


SPaMCAST 497 will feature our essay on micromanagement.  Micromanagement is almost always a bad idea. The problem is that people still do it and then rationalize the behavior. We will hold forth on the topic!

We will also have columns from Gene Hughson and Susan Parente!