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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. 


Oct 4, 2020

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 619 features the return of Joe Schofield.  Joe and I talked about his new book, Aligning People and Culture for Agile Transformation: A Leadership & Change Story (  During our discussion, we talked about how writing the book changes an author and his hope for how people will use the book to understand and create change.   




Joe’s Bio:

As an enabler and educator: Joe is an Authorized Training Partner with VMEdu, a Scrum Certified Trainer with SCRUMstudy™, and a contributor to the Great IT Professional Webinar Series sponsored by Computer Aid, Inc. Joe has over 80 published books, papers, conference presentations and keynotes—including contributions to the books: The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement (2012), IT Measurement, Certified Function Point Specialist Exam Guide, and The Economics of Software Quality. He has taught over 100 college courses, 75 of those at the graduate level. Joe has facilitated ~200 teams in the areas of software specification, team building, and organizational planning using lean six sigma, business process reengineering, and JAD. He was a certified instructor for the Introduction to the CMMI for most of the past decade.

Re-Read Saturday News 

I am pretty sure that Steve and Daniel might disagree with me, but I find the concept of full-kitting one of the most important ideas in Tame your Work Flow. Chapter 17 provides more explanation for the concept. My involvement in software development, enhancements, maintenance, package and hardware installation, and configuration has made it very clear to me that flow needs to be a paramount concern.

Have you bought your copy of  Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s  Tame your Work Flow?  Use the link 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 

Week 7: Introduction to Throughput Accounting and Culture 

Week 8: Accounting F(r)iction and  Show Me the Money 

Week 9: Constraints in the Work Flow and in the Work Process - 

Week 10: Understanding PEST Environments and Finding the Constraint in PEST Environments - 

Week 11: Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling - 

Week 12: Portfolio Prioritization and Selection in PEST Environments - 

Week 13: Flow Efficiency, DBR, and TameFlow Kanban Boards - 

Week 14: Outcomes, Values, and Efforts in PEST Environments -

Week 15: Introduction to Execution Management Signals - 

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud sponsor of the following events!

Women in Tech Conference

Learn, be inspired, and connect with others working to advance inclusion in the technology industry with a live@Manning event. The “Women in Tech” online conference will be held on Oct 13, starring women that are rocking the tech boat! 

Agile Online Summit 2020

The Agile Online Summit was created for people who couldn’t attend major conferences. This will be its third year, and the main goal is to bring major level agile speakers to people all over the world as well as spotlight some up and coming agile coaches and trainers.  October 26th to 30th, 2020, Live and recorded too. 


The Software Process and Measurement Cast 620 is something out of the ordinary. Ola Omiyale and I interviewed Nalin Parbhu, the Founder and CTO of Infuse, and useMango™. We talked about testing and test automation which is a passion for all three of us. It was also a blast for me to have someone co-anchoring the interview.