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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. 


Nov 18, 2013

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 264

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 264 features my interview with Alexei Zheglov.  We discussed lean, work-in-process limits and flow.

A summary of Alexei's bio from LinkedIn . . .

How does value flow through your knowledge-work organization? The reality for many knowledge-work organizations today is, not very well. Therefore, we need to design, evolve, discover and help better systems of work emerge.

Alexei's present drive and ability to help guide people to those better ways go back to his programming since the 80s (professionally since the 90s), mastering many practices and discovering manyproblems and solutions. It was more than 10 years ago that I created my first test doubles and human-readable acceptance tests. He was in the engineering trenches of a lean startup long before there was such a term.

Alexei doesn't "roll out" "methodologies." He draws from a large number of approaches - such as Kanban (and, by extension, many innovations rapidly created by the global Lean/Kanban community). A3 Thinking, Agile software engineering practices, and others - to discover solutions to problems and to help people learn and see why and how something we do is an improvement.

Alexei has actively contributed to the Agile/Lean community in his part of the world over the last several years, emerged as an influencer at Canadian open-space Agile Coach Camps (2010-2013), organized and presented at many user group meetings, and spoke at larger forums such as Agile India 2012, Agile New England, AgileDC and three Canadian AgileTours: Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa.

He was one of the translators of the Stoos Communique in January 2012 and founded my region's Limited WIP Society chapter later that year to facilitate learning of the Kanban method and how Lean works in knowledge-work fields in general.

His specialties include: Agile and Lean software development. How Lean works in knowledge-work fields. Agile technical practices. Kanban. Personal Kanban. Lean Startup. Systems thinking. Cynefin. Real Options

Big concepts  . . . a big interview!

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