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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. 


Jun 11, 2023

The SPaMCAST 759 continues our exploration of critical thinking. This week we search for a consumable definition. If you can’t hold a definition in your mind it is hard to contemplate the impact and necessity of rigorous thinking. 

Keis Kostaqi, brings the first installment of her Scrum Master, Facilitation and Transformation column to the podcast. In this installment, Keis discusses the impact of hierarchy on the role and behavior of Scrum Masters.

Re-Read Saturday News

We are nearly at the conclusion of Team Topologies: Organizing Business And Technology Teams For Fast Flow . Over the next few days, we will post a poll to get the selection process moving for our next re-read book. 

Chapter 8 is titled “Evolve Team Structures With Organization Sensing.” I was struck by two important (and related) concepts during this read. They both are encompassed in the quote “the most important thing is not the shape of the organization itself but the rules and heuristics used to adapt and change the organizations as new challenges arise.” 

Previous Installments:

Week 1: Front Matter and Logistics 

Week 2: The Problem With Org Charts 

Week 3:  Conway’s Law and Why It Matters 

Week 4: Team First Thinking 

Week 5: Static Team Topologies 

Week 6: The Four Fundamental Team Topologies (Part 1) 

Week 7: The Four Fundamental Team Topologies (Part 2) 

Week 8: Choose Team-First Boundaries

Week 9: Team Interaction Modes - 

Week 10: Evolve Team Structures with Organizational Sensing - 


SPaMCAST 760 will feature an interview with Jonathan Hensley, Founder & CEO at EMERGE. Jonathan and I talked about digital transformations and engagement. The core boils down to alignment.