Aug 14, 2011
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 147!
The Software Process and Measurement cast 147 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban.
The essay in the SPaMCAST 147, which was edited as I flew to Zurich Switzerland, is titled Selfishness and Process Improvement. This essay suggests when marketing process changes to critical influencers you must understand the strategies they use to derive value from their career. The essay begins:
Successful implementations of process improvement programs are always a reflection of a large number of tactical marketing engagements set within a larger, overarching communications or marketing program. My experience is that Process improvement implementations generally hinge on the decisions of one or a small group of critical influencers. The Prisoner’s Dilemma, a simple application of game theory can provide a framework for a proactive tactical marketing program that leverages the need of a practitioner to maximize the value of their participation in the process improvement implementation as a tool to support to their overall career goals.
THe SPaMCAST 146 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban. LeanKit Kanban is a software tool for kanban that is as simple to use as physical kanban. If you put it up on a touchscreen in your team area, it practically IS physical kanban. But your boards are available from anywhere, and updated in real-time. A slew of colors, icons, and avatars take your visual signalling to the next level. And the system tracks the metrics for you, providing analytics on bottlenecks, lead time, work distribution, process efficiency, and variability - for a single board or a whole company. It's kanban for the Lean enterprise.
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Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 148 features my interview with Mattias Skarin! We discussed all topics, Kanban! If you are interested in increased effectiveness and effiecency you will be interested in the conversation with Mattias.