Sep 4, 2011
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 150!
The SPaMCAST 150 features my interview Yuval Yeret. We discussed Kanban, Agile, life, the universe and everything. Ok I might have gotten a bit carried away but only a bit.
SPAMCast listener ordering an AgileSparks Assessment and Management Focusing workshop by end of 2011 will get a 25% discount from list price - Mention SPAMCast when contacting AgileSparks.
Yuval is leading the Kanban/Flow practice in AgileSparks, an international lean agile consulting company. He has been in the technology management world since 1994. He graduated top of class from the IDF Mamram Computer School and in the last 17 years held various management positions in IT and Product Development including several VP R&D positions, with a focus on the Networking and Storage worlds. Six years ago Yuval started used Lean/Agile thinking and practices to turn
around technology organizations. On top of being a Kanban guru and nominee for the 2011 Lean SSC Brickell Key Award, Yuval is also a seasoned Scrum practitioner and CSM/CSP/CSPO. Yuval is a big believer in pragmatic best-of-breed solution design, taking the best from each approach, and not sticking to any particular Dogma. Yuval is based in Israel but you can often find him speaking and training/consulting in Europe and across the Atlantic.
A Word From Our Sponsor . . .
THe SPaMCAST 149 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 signaling 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 personal project my wife and I are working on. This week I was in Canada and we could share the Kanban board across the miles with ease!
I want to thank LeanKit Kanban for thier sponsorship over the past four shows. The sponsorship has helped defray some to the hosting, bandwidth costs and other administrative cost. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at SPaMCASTinfo@gmail.com for a rate sheet or to discuss options.
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 151 will feature an essay on importance and urgency. They might be related but they are not the same!