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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 16, 2024

This week on the Software Process and Measurement Cast we have a replay of an interview of Jim Benson from 2019.  Jim and I focused on prioritization and how prioritization can be a reflection of more deep-seated problems. One of the ideas Jim shares is that processes are the social contract for getting work done. 

In the foreword of Mastering Work Intake, I wrote with Jeremy Willets(published in January 2024), we reflected that Mastering stood on the shoulders of Jim’s Why Limit WIP. Reflecting on this interview I continue to see the relationship between work intake and the travails of prioritization.  All of us at SPaMCAST look forward to your thoughts.

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Learn To Tame Your Work Intake Beast!

Jeremy Willets and I are celebrating summer in the northern hemisphere with a summer camp. We’ll look at the primary causes of work intake problems… and how to solve them! Join us for an entertaining and informative LinkedIn Live event weekly beginning June 19th at 11:30.

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Re-read Saturday News

This week we revisit our first re-read from 2015, The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement ( Dead Tree Version or Kindle Version) written by Eli Goldratt. If you are interested in the flow of work you need to read The Goal – more than once.  The link is 


Re-read Saturday Instalments

Part 1        Part 2      Part 3      Part 4        Part 5 

Part 6        Part 7       Part 8      Part 9       Part 10

Part 11     Part 12      Part 13    Part 14    Part 15

Part 16    Part 17

Next week we will return to our re-read of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book, Flow.  


On the next Software Process and Measurement Cast, more of the story of Innovatech and what happens when responsibility and accountability get muddled.


We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development.