Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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. 


Mar 13, 2022

Organizational design often collides with getting work done; generating friction that causes all manner of problems. No one goes out of their way to make things difficult, however poor operating metaphors and one size fits all solutions are never optimal. There is a way for agile and team leaders to coexist, but can you take that path?

Also this week, Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column make time for the cast. In this installment, we talk about time (including a few time-related puns).

Re-Read Saturday News 

The accountability conversation is the fifth and last conversation addressed in our re-read of  Agile Conversations by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick. In Chapter 7 the authors define accountability as “being obligated to render an account of what you have done and why.” Next week we will cover the conclusions and some final thoughts. Then we will have a quick interlude re-reading Jim Benson’s Why Limit WiP while we run a poll to select the next books. 


Week 1: Logistics and Introduction - 

Week 2: Escaping The Software Factory - 

Week 3: Improving Your Conversations - 

Week 4: The Trust Conversation - 

Week 5 The Fear Conversation (Part 1) - 

Week 6 The Fear Conversation (Part 2) - 

Week 7 The Why Conversation (Part 1) - 

Week 8 The Why Conversation (Part 2)  –

Week 9 The Commitment Conversation 

Week 10 The Accountability Conversation - 



Next week, Julianna Lamb, co-founder and CTO at STYTCH.  We talked agile, start-ups, security, and more.