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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 30, 2018

SPaMCAST 514 features our interview with John Clapham. John and I talked DevOps, people, agile, and how all those pieces fit together coherently or not. John even quoted Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. This is a big, fun, informative interview!

John Clapham is an experienced coach, trainer, and consultant, specializing in DevOps and Agile.  He helps teams to build great products, creating environments and systems which are effective, productive and enjoyable to work in. Often this means introducing Scrum, or developing a deeper understanding of the method and it's principles.  John draws on broad experience as an engineer and lead, he has built web and enterprise applications in government, publishing, telecommunications, commerce, defense, and public sector arenas.

Twitter:  @johnC_bristol



Re-Read Saturday News

This week we tackle Chapter 9 of The Checklist Manifesto.  The Save is the final chapter in the book.  Next week we will discuss our final thoughts and decide on the next book.  In chapter 9 Atul Gawande talks about his experiences with the surgical checklist he helped to create.  The last chapter is a combination of emotion and evidence.

Remember to buy a copy of The Checklist Manifesto and READ along!

Current Installment:

Week 10 - The Save -

Previous Installments:

Week 9 - The Hero In The Age of Checklists -

Week 8 - The Fix -

Week 7 - The Checklist Factory -

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 -


Conferences and More!

Agile Online Summit 2018


October 8 – 12

Speaking on Agile Metrics!


Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 16

Register Now;

Presentation: Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role

ITMPI Webinar


October 31

Register Now:

Webinar:  Agile, Where Agile Fears to Tread



SPaMCAST 515 will feature an essay on transformation and agile metrics. Whether you like the word transformation or not, many in the process improvement and agile communities help to facilitate change. Involvement in any non-trivial change effort requires resources, people, support and the expenditure of political capital.

We will also hear from Kim Pries and Gene Hughson.