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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. 


Jul 19, 2020

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 608 features our essay, An Agile Team in a Waterfall Company. Teams like this exist, and sometimes even flourish. Our essay explores how that is possible and how teams in this circumstance can help evolve whole organizations.

We have a visit from Gene Hughson with his Form Follows Function column. Gene and I talk about how an architect has to avoid bias generated by the expertise that they have spent years developing.   

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle Chapter 5 (this is the beginning of Part 2) of Tame your Work Flow,  The chapter is titled “Where to Focus Improvement Efforts.” Part 2 transitions us from improving wait time and flow efficiency and begins a deep dive into the Theory of Constraints (ToC).

Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!  


Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter -

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) -

Week 3: Explicit Mental Models - 

Week 4: Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law and Economic Impact - 

Week 5: Flawed Mental Models -  

Week 6: Where To Focus Improvement Efforts - 


The Software Process and Measurement Cast 609 will feature the return of Dr. David Rico. Dave and I discussed contracting and agile. This a crucial real-world topic that is often swept under the carpet and politely ignored. That won’t happen in the SPaMCAST 609.