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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. 


Dec 24, 2017

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 474 features our interview with Tom Henricksen.  Tom recently organized and executed the Agile Online Summit that I participated in.  We get behind the scene story about how the Summit came together and how it enhanced the Agile community!

Tom’s Bio

Tom Henricksen is a speaker and career coach who leads others to turn their dreams into plans. Throughout Tom’s career, he has learned firsthand how hard it can be to find a good career match. As a result of his trials, he’s created a simple process designed to help find a career that inspires passion, encourages optimal performance, and results in profit.


Online Agile Summit:

Twitter: @TomHenricksen

Facebook: Facebook profile


Re-Read Saturday News

Chapter 9 of Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable  Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today) is titled, “Flow Debt.”  In this chapter, we use the approximate average cycle time to guide teams and other stakeholders to ask good questions so that the flow of value can be improved!  Buy your copy today and read along!

Catch up on the all the installments of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An


Introduction and Game Plan

Week 2: Flow, Flow Metrics, and Predictability

Week 3: The Basics of Flow Metrics

Week 4: An Introduction to Little’s Law

Week 5: Introduction to CFDs

Week 6: Flow Metrics and CFDs

Week 7: Interpreting CFDs

Week 8: Conservation of Flow, Part I

Week 9: Conservation of Flow, Part II

Week 10: Flow Debt

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A Call To Action

I still need a few more leaders of Agile PMOs for a special podcast and for background interviews.  Please contact me to discuss the topic at if you are interested in telling me your story!


SPaMCAST 475 features the majority of the SPaMCAST Crew in a round-robin discussion.  Six people with strong opinions, three tough topics and lots of note-taking  This is one of my favorite moments of the podcast year.  Topics included the extensibility of Agile to other parts of the business, why do software development leaders spend so much time telling developers how to do their job and what is keeping us from consistently delivering quality. Pretty amazing!