May 15, 2022
In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 703, we wrestle with one of the basics of agile. What is the power of making a commitment? Making and keeping commitments are core components of professional behavior. It is a promise to perform. Whether Agile or Waterfall, commitments are used to manage software projects. They are used to drive the behavior of teams.
We also have a visit from Jon M Quigley who brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column to the podcast.
Re-read Saturday News
Chapter 7 is one of my favorites in Why Limit WIP: We Are Drowning In Work. One of the chronic problems I help teams deal with is the perceived need to start everything that comes to them, generating huge amounts of WIP. Many of the items sit in an on-hold status until something else happens. The iron-willed self-discipline of starting is great at creating on-hold items and crap at getting work done. There is a gap in understanding the impact of the consequences.
Remember to buy a copy and read along. Amazon Affiliate LInk: https://amzn.to/36Rq3p5
Week 1: Preface, Foreword, Introduction, and Logistics – https://bit.ly/3iDezbp
Week 2: Processing and Memory – https://bit.ly/3qYR4yg
Week 3: Completion - https://bit.ly/3usMiLm
Week 4: Multitasking - https://bit.ly/37hUh5z
Week 5: Context Switching - https://bit.ly/3K8KADF
Week 6: Creating An Economy - https://bit.ly/3F1XKkZ
Week 7: Healthy Constraints - https://bit.ly/3kM8xqh
Week 8: Focus - https://bit.ly/3PkE0hg
In the SPaMCAST 704, we talk leadership with Stuart Leo Founder & CEO at Waymaker.io. Leadership is incredibly important and requires constant attention.