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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. 


Jan 21, 2018

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 478 features our interview with Evan Leybourn.  Evan is back to discuss his new venture, The Business Agility Institute. Agile is not just for software anymore!


Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champions and supports the next generation of organizations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic - perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. We connect leaders across industries and regions to share their experiences and insights with each other. Our flagship event, the Business Agility Conference will run in New York from March 14th. Evan is also the author of Directing the Agile Organisation and will soon be publishing his next book on #noprojects.

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Re-Read Saturday News

This week we tackled Chapter 11 of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti. Chapter 11 is titled Interpreting Cycle Time Scatterplots. Visualization and patterns are a powerful way of visualizing data. Remember to buy your copy today and read along, and we will be back next week!

Previous Installments
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: Workflow Metrics and CFDs

Week 7: Flow Metrics and CFSs

Week 8: Conservation of Flow, Part I

Week 9: Conservation of Flow, Part II

Week 10: Flow Debt

Week 11: Introduction to Cycle Time Scatterplots

Week 12: Cycle Time Histograms

Week 13: Interpreting Cycle Time Scatterplots


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The SPaMCAST 478 is sponsored by Tom Cagley & Associates.  

I have some very exciting news. As you know, I have spent the last ten years as part of Premios (formerly known as David Consulting Group and DCG Software Value). It is time for a change.  

As of January 16th, Tom Cagley & Associates begins business. Our goal is to work with organizations and teams to unlock their inherent greatness. As experienced thought leaders, we have studied a wide range of organizations to uncover what makes them the best at what they do. By delivering training, guidance, and coaching we can help make the transformation of your organization and team a success - and prove it.  

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January 25, 2018 11 AM EST - 12:30 EST
Agile: Leadership Required
In this webinar, you will learn about the four leadership concepts that can double the chances that your agile transformation will be effective.

February 2nd, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Agile Leadership for Agile Transformation or Fail!
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February 6, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
AGILE best practices for STARTUPS
San Antonio Software Startup Meetup
600 Navarro St, 3rd Floor · San Antonio, TX

If you are in the San Antonio area, please RSVP guys and this will help the organizers plan.  I will have opening remarks on business agility and then will focus on the questions and comments from the assembly!

SPaMCAST 478 will feature our essay, “You Know it is Virtual Agile When …”  Just because someone says they are agile or are doing stand-ups doesn’t mean they really have embraced agile.  

We will also have columns from Steve Tendon who brings his Tame The Flow: Hyper-Productive Knowledge-Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban  (buy a copy here) to the cast.  Also, Jon M Quigley will return with his column, Alpha and Omega of Product Development.