May 27, 2012
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 188!
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 188 features my interview with Siraj Sirajuddin. We discussed agile, organizational change, listening, philosophy and a ton more!
Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations like Extended Stay America, Ft. Huachuca AZ, DKB Household Brands, Railinc, Media Temple, EDF, Springfield TN Middle School, Ultimate Software, LabCorp, Elemica, Inc., ShoreTel, Winn Dixie Stores, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, NIH, CMS and Compaq Computers.
He has 20 years of experience with people and process improvement consulting and coaching. He has deep and varied domain (Social Media, SAAS, IT, Software, Healthcare, Retail, Transport, Education, Finance) and functional knowledge and process improvement experience using Lean, Kanban, Agile, CMMI, Six Sigma, PMBOK, SOX, BASEL and HIPAA.
He is also an expert / student of Systems Thinking / Learning Organizations, People Dynamics, Transactional Analysis, MBTI, FIRO(B), Element B, Leadership & Motivation and Team Building.
He invented several unique techniques (Influence Maps, Supplication, Exit & Re-entry, Language of Elegance, The Interview, Clean Slate, Cereal Box, Intensive Collaboration & Discovery) that are now used for managing strategic plans and scaling operations / projects at various client locations.
Siraj completed his MBA in 1992 from BIM and he continues to learn every second!
He loves poetry, travel, music, books and being with people. Most of all he loves his two daughters!
He brings tremendous energy and passion to every engagement
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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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 189 will feature Part Two of "Who Owns Estimating In An Agile Project." THe essay dives more deeply into the role of the PMO and the prorject team in Agile Estimation. I hope we will all still be friends when I am done.