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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 28, 2019

SPaMCAST 557 features our interview with Jorgen Hesselberg.  We talked about his book Unlocking Agility,  assessing agility, and whether leadership and structure lead culture when adopting an agile mindset.  It is a thought-provoking and fun interview. Jorgen’s irrepressible nature shines through even when tackling tough topics! 

Jorgens Bio:

“Jorgen Hesselberg is the author of Unlocking Agility and co-founder of Comparative Agility, a leading agile assessment, and continuous improvement platform. A proven thought leader of numerous successful enterprise transformation efforts since 2009, Jorgen provides strategic guidance, executive counsel, and coaching to some of the world’s most respected companies both as an internal change agent and an external consultant. He has trained thousands of people on agile and Scrum, disruptive innovation, and enterprise transformation strategy.”

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Comparative Agility:


Re-Read Saturday News

Chapter 14 continues the discussion of cognitive biases and heuristics.  In Chapter 14 of Thinking, Fast and Slow we explore the representative heuristic.  


Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!  

The installments:

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction

Week 2: The Characters Of The Story

Week 3: Attention and Effort

Week 4: The Lazy Controller

Week 5: The Associative Machine

Week 6: Cognitive Ease

Week 7: Norms, Surprises, and Causes

Week 8: A Machine for Jumping to Conclusions - 

Week 9: How Judgement Happens and Answering An Easier Question - 

Week 10:  Law of Small Numbers - 

Week 11: Anchors - 

Week 12: The Science of Availability - 

Week 13: Availability, Emotion, and Risk - 

Week 14: Tom W’s Speciality - 



SPaMCAST 558 will feature our essay Story Points – Leave Them, Don’t Love Them.  I use them when needed but I am becoming less enamored with story points every day.  

We will also return to the QA Corner and spend some time with Jeremy Berriault.