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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 22, 2019

SPaMCAST 578 features our interview with Evan Leybourn. Evan and I discussed HR Guilds and news from the Business Agility Institute. Evan last visited the podcast on SPaMCAST 478 as the Business Agility Institute was just being formed.  Two years later it is going strong and helping change how business is done. 

Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next generation of organizations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic - perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. The BAI connects leaders across industries and regions to share their experiences and insights with each other. The flagship event, the Business Agility Conference will run in New York March on 11 and 12, 2020. Evan is also the author of Directing the Agile Organisation and #noprojects: A Culture of Continuous Value.

Business Agility Institute:

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Business Agility Conference

Dates: March 11-12, 2020

Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street

The Business Agility Conference is an intense 2-day event focusing on the future of business, focusing on customer centricity, employee engagement, organization design, product innovation, and next-gen leadership. We are bringing together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of business agility to share their experiences and the benefits their organizations have gained from exploring new and agile practices. 

This year’s speakers include current and prior executives from Zappos, Amazon, Pacific Life Insurance, and Scrum Alliance, the Chair of the Board of CHOICE, as well as thought-leaders from Menlo Innovations, Freddie Mac, and AgilityHealth.


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Re-Read Saturday News

In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about keeping score!  Mental accounts and keeping score impact the decisions that we make. Keeping score and the potential for regret support the status quo and fosters resistance to change.

Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!

The current installment of Re-read Saturday is:

Week 32: Keeping Score - 


SPaMCAST 579 will feature our essay on fear-driven agile hybrids.  Most hybridization issues stem from techniques that conflict with the framework and/or agile principles due to clashes with culture or lack of knowledge.  Let’s explore why when context demands, the right techniques can be used to augment the framework.

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