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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. 


Mar 2, 2014

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 279. SPaMCAST 279 features our essay on Agile and risk management.  Many think of Agile and risk as an oxymoron.  However, we will show how Agile Risk Management can be used to improve the value projects deliver.

Has the adoption of Agile techniques magically erased risk from software projects? Or have we just changed the mechanism and timing of how we recognize and manage risk? Or more frighteningly, by changing the project environment through adopting Agile techniques, might we trick ourselves into thinking that risk has been abolished when it really still exists?  

The charts referred to in the podcast can be found below:
Agile and Risk Management: Prioritization Techniques, Part 1
Agile and Risk Management: Prioritization and Measurement Techniques, Part 2

Other risk related blog entries
Risk Class Structure (Sort Of)
Classic to Agile Risk Management Comparison
A Framework for Evaluating Agile Risk Management
Agile and Risk

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Next week we will feature our interview with Mark C. Bojeun, author of Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics (Kindle version).  Mark makes a very strong case that project and program managers can impact team culture and dynamics.  The team’s culture is directly linked to productivity, quality and morale.

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