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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 4, 2012

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 189!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 189 features my essay on the use of experiments to support process improvement programs.  The essay begins:

Is the use of experiments part of your process improvement culture? When I’m at conferences or networking events, I get asked whether or not an idea or technique will work in a specific organization or situation.  In many cases the answer I give is that in reality, it depends. I know that sounds like common consultant speak but what “it depends” means is that to really understand if something could work, you need to determine how to balance organizational culture, people, skills and the assets that can be deployed (not all tools are good).  The only way to increase the knowledge needed to forecast success of any specific change is through experimentation in a real world environment.

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In the SPaMCAST 190 we have a return visit by Raja Bavani of Mindtree.  We discussed distributed agile.  Is was a great interview and a VERY pertinent topic for anyone practicing agile, methodologists or those who manage agile organizations.