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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. 


Sep 9, 2018

SPaMCAST 511 features our essay on reciprocity.  Reciprocal agreements are part of working and playing well with others that we begin learning on the playground and then bring to the office with us. There are many types of reciprocal agreements in a typical agile project.

Entries in the Reciprocity theme:

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Agreements In Action -

Five Reciprocal Agreements In Agile

Reciprocity or Manipulation? Seven Simple Questions -

Negative and Unhealthy Reciprocity -

Our second column features Kim Pries, the Software Sensei.  Kim discusses the use and impact of domain-specific languages.  The Software Sensei provides sage advice!

The final column this week introduces the Software Process and Measurement Cast listeners to Sandeep Koorse. Sandeep delivers advice on an innovative approach to ensure retrospectives deliver value.  Reach out to Sandeep at

Re-Read Saturday News

We have four or five more weeks left in this re-read, which means it is time to start soliciting ideas for the next book. Sandeep Koorse has suggested Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit  (actually he referenced the book twice in his appearance on the SPaMCAST 511 which will be coming out tomorrow). What are your suggestions?

In week 7 of re-read of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along) we read about Atul’s visit to the Checklist Factory. In this chapter, Dr. Gawande provides the reader with many of the basics needed to create valuable checklists.

Current Installment:

Week 7 - The Checklist Factory -

Previous Installments:

Week 6 - The First Try -

Week 5 - The Idea -

Week 4 - The End Of The Master Builder -

Week 3 – The Checklist -

Week 2 – The Problem With Extreme Complexity -

Week 1 - Approach and Introduction -



SPaMCAST 512 marks the return of Jeff Dalton.  Jeff and I talked about the Agile Performance Holarchy.  The Agile Performance Holarchy provides technology leaders with the guidance they need to model, evaluate, and improve agile performance.