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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. 


Jan 19, 2020

SPaMCAST 582 features our interview with Paul Gibbons.  We discussed his new book IMPACT: 21st Century Change Management, Behavioral Science, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Work (Leading Change in the Digital Age). The interview started by exploring the high-level factors that influence change and then spun down into areas such as the future of work, biases, and de-biasing. This is the second book in the series he began with  The Science of Successful Organization Change which we discussed on SPaMCAST 480. The ideas that Paul shares are thought-provoking and will improve how you think about change.  

Pau’s bio:

Paul Gibbons is an author, academic, business consultant, podcaster and professional speaker. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. After eight years as a senior consultant at PwC, Gibbons founded Future Considerations, a consulting firm that provided guidance to major corporations, including Shell, BP, Barclays and HSBC, on achieving whole-systems change. From 2015-2018, he was an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He currently devotes himself mainly to writing and speaking to businesses about transformational leadership, change, and ethics.. He has authored five books, most prominently The Science of Successful Organizational Change, and runs the popular philosophy podcast, Think Bigger Think Better. He lives in the Denver area with his two sons and enjoys playing poker, chess, and other mind sports. 

Paul’s Website:


Facebook – Paul Gibbons (author)

Twitter – @paulggibbons

YouTube – Philosophyfirst

LinkedIn – Paul G Gibbons

Paul is a podcaster! His podcast, Think Bigger, Think Better asks the question How can contemporary philosophy and science help us make better choices, lead better lives, and create a sustainable, prosperous world? Check out Think Bigger, Think Better on Apple Podcasts or where ever you get your podcasts!

Business Agility Conference is sponsoring this Podcast!  

Dates: March 11-12, 2020

Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street


Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount! 

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. The Conference is 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 is the first, and original, Business Agility Conference. The goal is to bring the local and international business agility community together in a friendly, educational and fun environment to exchange and explore ways to create lasting change.

This conference is unique, not only in the topic but also in structure. You will experience;

  • 20-minute “Art of the Possible” stories from each speaker
  • 20-minutes Panel Q/A with the audience for each theme
  • 45-minute deep dives and facilitated peer conversations

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


Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount!  

Support the podcast and blog by visiting the link and adding the Business Agility Conference to your conference dance card in 2020!

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we discuss Chapter 36 of Thinking, Fast and Slow.  The chapter is titled Life As A Story. This chapter focuses on two closely related biases that impact the stories we tell about our lives.

The current installment of Re-read Saturday is:

Week 36 - Life As A Story 

Or start at the beginning

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction

The next book in our Re-read Saturday Feature is Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler.  I have never read this book, I just ordered the book using the link (using the link helps support the blog and podcast). If you do not have a copy or have tossed it at someone during a crucial conversation, it is time to buy a copy. Please use the link above!  


SPaMCAST 583 marks the beginning of the Podcast’s 14th year!  Our first podcast of year 14 will feature a three-way discussion between Susan Parente, Anthony Mersino, and myself.  We discussed hybridizing agile approaches. Discussions of hybridization can evoke accusations of not being really agile or not doing agile the right way. Hybrids are often important for meeting people where are so they can smoothly embrace change or meet legal reporting requirements. Susan, Anthony and I have different experiences and opinions on the topic. The conversation will be spirited.