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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. 


Nov 8, 2020

Software Process and Measurement Cast 624 is structured a little differently. We begin with the conclusion of a three-column arc on grateful leadership from Susan Parente’s Not A Scrumdamentalist Column. In this installment, Susan and I discuss how servant leadership, commonly practiced by agilists, can combine with grateful leadership to be even more powerful. 

Catch up on earlier installments of this arc 



After Susan’s column, we visit the first essay in the four-part series on why teams don’t get stories done when they say they will.  The essay Our Stories Aren’t Getting Done! names the three usual suspects that cause stories to “escape” sprints.


Re-Read Saturday News 

Chapter 20 of Tame your Work Flow is titled Operational Governance in PEST Environments. Daniel Doiron describes this chapter as an ode to management by exception.  There are two threads in this chapter that I highlight. The first is Steve and Daniel’s discussion on the need for different perspectives to identify the constraint in complicated environments. The second major component in the chapter is a discussion of an approach for governance. As I am quoted at the end of the chapter giving this book my highest praise, “this book is very useful.”

This weeks installment 

Week 20: Operational Governance in PEST Environments - 

New? Start your re-read at the beginning

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter


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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 625 will feature our interview with Drew Angell. Drew and I talk about web development and software development excellence. Being good is more than just excellence in coding, listening and problem-solving are also needed.