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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 9, 2022

This week we feature an interview with Indus Khaitan, Founder & CEO at Quolum. A few of the topics covered include: 

  • Why do organizations need help in consuming SaaS at scale efficiently?
  • How can looking carefully at how you are using Saas save organizations tons of money? 
  • How can organizations refocus on delivering value rather than on overhead?
  • What does it take to take a vision and make it a going concern, more than once?

Indus Khaitan is the founder of Quolum. Quolum helps companies manage their SaaS spend. He started Bitzer Mobile, a mobile security startup that Oracle acquired. Earlier, he led growth at Chargebee. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Indus’ Profile:

Websites: (AngelList Profile) (Company)


Twitter: 1ndus

 Podcast: Chief Future Officer 

Re-read Saturday News

This week we reread Chapter 11 of Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins (SPaMCAST Amazon affiliate link Chapter 11, Agile Coach Failure, Recovery, and Success Modes, begins Part 3 of Coaching Agile Teams. Part 3  titled “ Getting More for Yourself.” Chapter 11 hits the topic of failure head-on, sharing both failure and success modes. Anyone that has been in the business of agile coach (coach, Scrum Master, manager, or others) for more than a few years and has pushed the boundaries of culture will have failures on their CV. Coaching is hard, training and continuous learning are important but not enough. A coach without experience is a trainee. A wide range of experience, which opens the door to successes and failures, is a learning opportunity that classes and webinars can’t deliver.

Remember to buy a copy of  Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins (SPaMCAST Amazon affiliate line and read along!

Logistics Note:  We will combine the discussion of the last two chapters in this book and then follow that with a recap before starting. Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching: The Journey from Beginner to Mastery and Beyond (Amazon Associate Link – buy your copy soon and start reading). Buy a copy now and start reading. 

Previous Installments

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction - 

Week 2: Will I Be A Good Coach - 

Week 3: Expect High Performance - 

Week 4: Master Yourself - 

Week 5: Let Your Style Change - 

Week 6: Coach as Coach-Mentor - 

Week 7: Coach as Facilitator - 

Week 8: Coach As Teacher - 

Week 9: Coach As Problem Solver - 

Week 10: Coach As Conflict Navigator - 

Week 11: Coach As Collaboration Conductor - 

Week 12 Agile Coach Failure, Recovery, and Success Modes - 


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In SPaMCAST 725 we delve deeper into the concept of neglected WIP highlighting the calculation and a quick case study’ette so you can see the concept in action.

We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault from the QA Corner.