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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. 


Apr 1, 2018

SPaMCAST 488 features our interview with Prem Ranganath. Prem and I discussed why organizations need to focus on innovation and excellence.  The topic might sound trite; however, making innovation and excellence happen is hard. Prem provides examples and advice from the real world.

Prem is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive quality strategy for product engineering covering people, processes, tools and an enabling culture at Trilliant Networks.  Prem takes an intrapreneurial approach to empower Trilliant’s customers by enabling lean, agile solution delivery and a culture of quality. He enjoys working with teams to solve problems using design thinking and experimentation.

In 2017, Prem was the Capability Challenge champion and is a member of ASQ’s Influential Voices program.

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Twitter: @pgranganath

Re-Read Saturday News

We continue the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around! This week we tackle Chapters one and two. The two chapters, titled Pain and Business as Usual, establish the foundation which positioned Marquet to build his management style. Chapters one and two are part of Part I. The book is broken into IV parts, which provide a macro change arc to drive the story.

Current Installment:  
Week 3:  Pain and Business as Usual
Previous Installments:
Week 2: Forward and Introduction
Week 1: Game Plan

Upcoming Webinars and Conferences

QAI Quest 2018
The Three Amigo’s Role in Agile
May 21-25, 2018,
San Antonio, Texas

May 11
Rome, Italy

I will also be at Agile West on June 7th (my birthday!)


SPaMCAST 489 will feature our essay titled, Lean: The Science and Art of a Gemba Walk Deciding on the purpose and scope of a Gemba walk is part science and part art. The part that is science is driven by measurement and observation of the organization’s value stream(s). The art is applied to decide where to look, to begin with and in the empathy, you apply during the walk!

We will also have installments from Jon M Quigley and Gene Hughson.