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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 3, 2022

Daniel Doiron's new book Seeing Money Clearly challenges Agile Centers of Excellence to view decision-making through the lens of Throughput Accounting. 

Throughput Accounting is a lot of things:

  • An accounting system, 
  • A financial application, 
  • A process of ongoing improvement (POOGI), and 
  • First and foremost, the decision-making arm of the Theory of Constraints. 

Daniel’s Bio

“I am the only CPA in the world - negative assurance provided - to give a one-day Throughput Accounting class to a CPA chapter (Québec) within the scope of their mandatory Professional Development Program. A few CPA chapters in the world give diluted Throughput Accounting classes in a recorded format and ignore the Five Focusing Steps, thereby disqualifying them from the spirit of Throughput Accounting”, states Doiron.


“For Agile CoEs (Center of Excellence), I wrote the only Throughput Accounting book dealing exclusively with Knowledge Work. It has received rave reviews from the top minds in Throughput Accounting as I have brought numerous novelties never thought of before.”

In short, Seeing Money Clearly

  • Teaches CPAs how to make more money now and in the future.
  • Teaches Agile CoEs how to mint money. 

Download Seeing Money Clearly at and reach out at and on Twitter @AgileAgonist

Re-read Saturday  News

This week, Chapter 1 of Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins (SPaMCAST Amazon affiliate line - buy a copy). The chapter tackles more than just the question embedded in the title exploring why a coach is needed, the path to becoming a coach, and both the mindsets and skills a coach needs.   

Read all of Week 1’s entry and next week we will cover Part 1, Chapter 1: Will I Be A Good Coach.  

 Remember to buy a copy of Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins and read along.

Previous Installments

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction - 

Week 2: Will I Be A Good Coach - 


We will map the attributes of flow explored in SPaMCAST 708 to a basic palette of flow metrics. This will complete the circle defining flow, establishing basic attributes, and then identifying how to measure flow through its attributes. 


We will also have a visit from Jon M. Quigley who brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development to the cast!