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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. 


Aug 21, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 148!
The Software Process and Measurement cast 148 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban

The interview in the SPaMCAST 148 is with Mattias Skarin.  We talked about kanban, effectiveness and software development philosophy.  I think it was a great interview and I hope you will like it!

Biography: Mattias Skarin

Sun Tzu once said the ultimate responsibility of generalship is to maneuver  into a position of success. Mr Skarin asks, "How do we do this in software?" This is his quest. He works as a Lean and Kanban coach, creating systems that leverage the combined effort of many. Mattias solves problems, building people, so they can walk on your own. During his journey he has helped software teams deliver with confidence, scaled Scrum over multiple teams (cutting game cycle time from 24 months to 4) and improved life for operations and support using Kanban.

He is the author of the book ”Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both” and regularly traina and coaches in Lean, Kanban and TDD.

Contact information:

THe SPaMCAST 148 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.  

I have been using LeanKit Kanban for a personnal project my wife and I are working on.  This week I was in Switzerland and we could share the kanban board accross continents with ease!

Check out to sign up for an extended free trial of LeanKit Kanban. And don't forget to download the new  LeanKit iPad application in the App Store. 

All SPaMCAST listeners should visit and support our sponsor and thank them for helping defray the cost of providing the Software Process and Measurement Cast!  

Shameless Ad for my book! 

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."

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SPaMCAST 149 features the next entry in my Simple Checklist Series. I have titled this one, Preparing For the CMMI The Right Way.  I think you will get a lot out of this essay whether you are beginning a CMMI implementation or any major change program.