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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 8, 2015

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Shirly Ronen-Harel. We began by talking about the book she is co-authoring, The Coaching Booster, which is 80% complete on LeanPub. We branched out into other topics including coaching, lean, Agile and using lean and Agile in startups. This was an incredibly content-rich podcast.  Have your notepad ready when you listen because Shirly provides ideas and advice that can change how you work!

Shirly provides coaching and consulting on Agile/lean methods.  She provides Agile solutions using methods like Scrum, Kanban, Agile Testing, Agile product development, DevOps , Agile project management and more. Shirly is experienced with Agile assimilation with large companies, as well as small companies and startups. She holds a BSW degree from the University of Tel-Aviv (1995) and also has experience with family and individual therapy at crisis stage.

Shirly is also the author of an Agile parenting book and is currently writing a new book about personal Agile coaching.

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The contest is over for the copy of Anthony Mersino’s new book Agile Project Management, and the winner is Paul Laberge! We will have another contest in a few weeks so keep listening.

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Re-Read Saturday News

The Re-Read Saturday focus on Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement began on February 21ndThe Goal has been hugely influential because it introduced the Theory of Constraints, which is central to lean thinking. The book is written as a business novel. Visit the Software Process and Measurement Blog and catch up on the re-read.

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Upcoming Events

CMMI Institute Conference EMEA 2015
March 26 -27 London, UK
I will be presenting “Agile Risk Management.”

International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management
Washington D.C. May 31 - June 5, 2015
Wednesday June 3, 2015
I will be presenting a new and improved version of “The Impact of Cognitive Biases on Test and Project Teams.”

Next SPaMCast

In the next Software Process and Measurement we will feature our essay on what is Agile. Agile is more than just behaviors!  Agile is values and principles and . . . I would be willing to fight over that definition!

We will also have new entries from Kim Pries and Jo Ann Sweeny!

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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.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here.

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