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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. 


Jul 22, 2018

SPaMCAST 504 features our interview with Gerie Owen.  Gerie and I discussed continuous testing, DevOps, and testing in an agile culture! We worked through big ideas that can have a big impact on how you work and deliver value immediately.

Gerie Owen is the VP of Knowledge and Innovation at QualiTest. Gerie Owen represents the QualiTest team at the client site and manages the offshore team’s test activities including the development of an automated regression test suite. Gerie manages large, complex projects involving multiple applications, coordinates test teams across multiple time zones and delivers high-quality projects on time and within budget.

Gerie is also a Certified Scrum Master, Conference Presenter and Author on Testing and Test management topics. She enjoys mentoring new QA Leads and brings a cohesive team approach to testing.  Gerie is the author of many articles on testing and is currently writing a series on the Brave New Worlds of testing. She chooses her presentation topics based on her testing and test management experiences, what she has learned from them and what she would like to learn to improve them.




Re-Read Saturday News
Today we complete our re-read of Turn the Ship Around! with a few final thoughts.  Next week we will begin The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (use the link and buy a copy so you can read along).

Current Installment:

Week 19: Final Thoughts! -

Previous Installments:

Week 18: A New Method of Resupplying and Ripples  -

Week 17: Combat Effectiveness and Homecoming -

Week 16:  A Dangerous Passage and Looking Ahead -

Week 15: A Remembrance of War and Leadership at Every Level -

Week 14: Part IV and Under Way for Deployment -

Week 13: Final Preparations -

Week 12: Underway for San Diego and All Present and Accounted For - https:/ /

Week 11: Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn -

Week 10: A New Ship and We Have A Problem -

Week 9: Up Scope! and ”A New Ship” -

Week 8: Under Way on Nuclear Power and ”I Intend To . . .” –
Week 7: Change, In a Word and Welcome Aboard Sante Fe
Week 6: I Relieve You -

Week 5: Call to Action and Whatever they tell me to do! -

Week 4: Change of Course and Frustration -

Week 3: Pain and Business as Usual -

Week 2: Forward and Introduction -

Week 1: Game Plan -


SPaMCAST 505 will feature our essay on coaching. How about a bit of nudge to improve your coaching? We will also have the penultimate session of our read of Steve Tendon and Wolfram Müller’s Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach.  We will wrap up with a visit from Susan Parente, who will bring her “Not a Scrumdamentalist” column to the cast!