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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. 


Sep 3, 2023

To paraphrase Ghostbusters, critical thinking is the indispensable defense science of the next decade. Over the summer we have investigated the concept so we are better positioned to take part in a boisterous world. As decision-makers, the onus is on us to use critical thinking.

Also, Jeremy Berriault joins bringing his QA Corner to the podcast. In this installment, Jeremy discusses the difference between maturity and evolution. Do agile organizations mature or evolve?


Re-Read Saturday News

We have spent the majority of the summer re-reading Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. While I didn't take the book to the beach, I did take it to the porch! As with other re-reads, the content of the book has found its way into my writing and consulting practice. In the case of Made to Stick, several ideas and examples have made their way into my essays on critical thinking. The two themes work well together. As you consider sticky ideas you need a framework to test their veracity.


Buy a copy of the book and then catch up on the logistics of this re-read:

Week 1: Announcement and Logistics - 

Week 2: Introduction - 

Week 3: Simple - 

Week 4: Unexpected - 

Week 5: Concrete - 

Week 6: Credible - 

Week 7: Emotional - 

Week 8: Stories - 

Week 9: Epilogue - 

Week 10: Final Thoughts - 



The Software Process and Measurement Cast 772 features our interview with Ahmed Wasfy. We will discuss the role of the engineering manager and how people learn the role. Being a good engineering manager requires more than a magic wand.