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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 24, 2019

SPaMCAST 535 features our essay spawned when I was asked to help a Scrum Master who said: “I messed up a scrum team, should I do kanban?”  There is not a straightforward answer because regardless of the path forward there are people issues that need to be dealt with first.

Also in this podcast, we have a visit from Susan Parente and her ‘I am not a Scrumdamentalist’ column.  In this installment, Susan discusses distributed Agile. Agile on distributed teams is often discussed in hushed tones.  Susan brings the topic out into the open and provides excellent advice.

Re-Read Saturday News
We continue our re-read of The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Chapter Four of Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point begins the discussion of the role of context in approaching a tipping point.  Stop borrowing your best friends copy and buy a copy of the book for yourself!  

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SPaMCAST 536 will feature our interview with Dave Sohmer.   Dave is an executive that has led two separate major agile transformations.  Mr. Sohmer provides an executive’s perspective on the impact of adopting agile in two major financial institutions.  The two very different companies led to two very different approaches to adopting agile.