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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 30, 2022

In SPaMCAST 727 we discuss the assumptions behind Little’s Law and Neglected WIP. Some of the assumptions you can cheat to generate useful conversations but there are limits and you need to be upfront about what you are doing. 

We also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the...

Oct 23, 2022

In SPaMCAST 726 Mr. Allan Kelly returns! We discussed the fact that backlogs often become dumping grounds. Allan suggested an energetic solution. We also discussed OKRs and whether they are related to backlogs. Are OKRs the chicken or the egg?

Allan Kelly advises and mentors managers and teams in using agile approaches...

Oct 16, 2022

One of the most common problems teams face is starting more work than they complete. Neglected WIP is the gap between all the work you say you are working on and the stuff you are doing. The natural vagaries of office life can cause an item to get stuck due to someone being out sick or because your co-worker hit the...

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...

Oct 2, 2022

SPaMCAST 723 features our essay on neglected WIP. Work that has been started and is now just sitting around is neglected. Running a team or organization above their natural level WIP for any length of time causes flow velocity (throughput) to slow and flow time (cycle time) to increase. When there is too much work,...