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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. 


Apr 14, 2024

The Nine Core Principles of Work Intake are a key backbone of Mastering Work Intake by Jeremy Willets and Tom Cagley. Teams and organizations need to apply these principles to avoid chaos. In the SPaMCAST 804, we illustrate the application of the Nine Core Principles based on role and organizational hierarchy beginning with the classic Scrum team roles.

We also have a visit from Susan Patente, who brings her Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the podcast. This installment discusses why organizations do projects and their role in society.

Learn To Tame Your Work Intake Beast!


Jeremy Willets and I have opened a new workshop cohort to help you learn to tame the work intake beast!  The workshop will run from 31 May to 28 June in five manageable 90-minute chunks.

For more details hop over to our Maven site for more information, sign up, or join the mailing list!  

Re-read Saturday News

Chapter 4, Deep Work is Meaningful begins Part 2 of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Part 2  contains Newport’s rules and ideas for learning to work deeply. There are several ideas that I want to highlight in this chapter.  The first is that attention and focus are finite AND consumable resources.                                                                                             

Remember to buy a copy of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World and read along.

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction - 

Week 2: Deep Work Is Valuable - 

Week 3: Deep Work Is Rare - 

Week 4: Deep Work Is Meaningful - 

Week 5: Work Deeply - 


SPaMCAST 805 will feature our interview with Peter Schroeder. We will discuss plane crashes, fatherhood, and the journey from a technologist to a business person. This is not a two truths and a lie exercise.