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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 20, 2019

On January 18, 2007 show zero was posted.  Show zero established the RSS feed and let me get some of the bugs out of our workflow.  We begin year 13 next week. Thank you for being part of the Software Process and Measurement Cast.

SPaMCAST 530 features our interview with Justin McPherson. Justin and I talked about the role of the enterprise architect in agile. Organizations struggle with the role of the architect as they embrace agile methods.  However it is not all about agile, the multiple layers of architecture such as solution, application and enterprise add to the confusion and the perception that people need to jump through too many hoops. Justin’s experience provides direction.

Justin’s LinkedIn Bio:

Executive consultant with 25 years of experience in IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation leadership. Specializing in Establishing the Office of the Architect, Enterprise Architecture Design & Performance Management, Enterprise Architecture Platforms, Application Portfolio Optimization, Operating Model Frameworks, Business Transformation, Enterprise Risk Management and Information Security & Regulatory Compliance

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Re-Read Saturday News

Re-Read Saturday News
I have been vacillating between an intense discussion of Bad Blood and a terse and blunt statement about Theranos.  In the end, I took a middle path. If you want to dive into the detail again, grab the book and the follow our re-read through it.  If you want the later, check final thoughts to get the bottom line!

Remember that we will re-read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell next (get a copy). Next week we will lay out our approach to The Tipping Point.

Current Entry:

Week 13 - Final Thoughts -  

Previous Entries:
Week 1 – Approach and Introduction   

Week 2 -- A Purposeful Life and Gluebot -

Week 3 -- Apple Envy, Goodbye East Paly and Childhood Neighbors -

Week 4 -- A Reflection -

Week 5 -- Sunny -

Week 6 - The miniLab -

Week 7 - Wellness Play -

Week 8 - Who is LTC Shoemaker -

Week 9 - Lightning a Fuisz and Ian Gibbons -

Week 10 - Chiat\Day, Going Live and Unicorn -

Week 11: The Grandson, Fame and The Hippocratic Oath -

Week 12 : Chapters 19 through Epilogue -



SPaMCAST 531 will feature our essay on Balancing Control and Self-Organization to Avoid Heat Death.  Control and self-organization represent a classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears problem. We discuss whether there is a solution.

We will also have a visit from Gene Hughson or Jon M Quigley.