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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. 


Sep 23, 2012

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 204!  

Software Process and Measurement Cast 204 features my interview with Jason Yip.  We visited the edges of lean and agile ideas.  During the visit we explored how we can all push our knowledge of how work is done!

Jason Yip first encountered Extreme Programming in 1999 through discussions on comp.object, and Ward's wiki,  He's been with ThoughtWorks since early 2001, experiencing engagements in operations, setting up builds and continuous integration, custom application development, Agile coaching, process improvement, and is currently a Principal Consultant focusing on organisation-level application of Agile, Lean, and Kanban.

The best way to understand Jason's thoughts is to check out his blog (, follow his Twitter feed (@jchyip), and browse his Slideshare presentations (

The SPaMCAST 204 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban

By now, most of you in the Lean-Agile community have heard of LeanKit, recognized by community leaders and practitioners alike as the most flexible and powerful tool available for implementing visual management. Since their launch in 2009, LeanKit has helped hundreds of companies around the world to quickly and easily model even very complex processes as vertical and horizontal lanes on a virtual whiteboard with cards representing work flowing from step to step. 

LeanKit has recently the launched groundbreaking new features that allow even the largest enterprise portfolio and projects to be managed using multiple levels of drill-down Kanban boards, detailed sub-taskboards, and roll-up Lean metrics - as well as a complete overhaul of their user interface that makes LeanKit more attractive, more intuitive, and easier to manage. If you haven't checked out LeanKit or haven't lately, check out the website to explore how they can help Lean-Agile scale within your organization.   Visit LeanKit Kanban! (and say hello for the SPaMCAST!)

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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Upcoming Conferecnes

Conference season is coming.  I will be speaking at the following conferences and look forward to meeting up with all SPaMCAST listeners and contributors.

AgileTrek, November 9th in Toronto

TesTrek, November 5 - 8 in Toronto

ISMA 7, October 28 - 31 in Phoenix, AZ

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 205 will feature my essay whose working title is "Does It Matter How Agile You Are?"