Aug 18, 2013
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 251
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 251 features Commitment Part 2 or Revisited depending on your point of view. This new essay builds on the essay broadcast in SPaMCAST 239 and as I said before, "Committed individuals are the building blocks for building committed teams. While teams are generally required for achieving results in software development, individuals are never optional"
The essay begins . . .
Making and keeping commitments is a core component of professional behavior. The simple definition of a commitment is a promise to perform. Commitment that builds motivation and trust is a fundamental part of the Agile framework that encourages us to “learn early and learn often.” Like any other behavior, there is some mix of reward and punishment that organizations can use to encourage appropriate commitment by teams. Whether Agile or Waterfall, commitments are used to manage software projects by driving the behavior of teams.
For more on commitement listen to SPaMCAST 239
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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 252 features my interview with Jo Ann Sweeney, Jo Ann and I discussed the need forplanning communication when working with distributed multi-cultural teams.