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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. 


Dec 9, 2018

SPaMCAST 524 features the return of Matt Heusser.   Matt and I talk about the nuts and bolts of being a tester in today’s software environment including agile testing.  Matt and I had covered difficult areas that anyone that is interested in quality and risk needs to think about.

Matt’s bio:

The Managing Director of Excelon Development and a member of the board of directors for the Association for Software Testing, Matt Heusser leads test training and change efforts while making as many contributions as he can to active projects. Learn more about Matt at follow him on twitter at @mheusser or check out the testing show podcast on iTunes or online at   

Re-Read Saturday News
We are re-reading Bad Blood, Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 – Buy a copy and read along!). Chapter 9, titled Wellness Play, continues the focus on overpromising and the toxicity overpromising generates inside and outside Theranos.

Week 7 - Wellness Play -

Previous Entries:
Week 1 – Approach and Introduction   

Week 2 -- A Purposeful Life and Gluebot -

Week 3 -- Apple Envy, Goodbye East Paly and Childhood Neighbors -

Week 4 -- A Reflection -

Week 5 -- Sunny -

Week 6 - The miniLab -

SPaMCAST 525 will continue the conversation on story points.  Many teams find that story points are only a partially useful tool to facilitate the flow of work within a team. Can story points be fixed, or better yet can story points still be useful?

We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault with a discussion from the QA Corner.