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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. 


Dec 29, 2019

SPaMCAST 579 features our essay on fear-driven agile hybrids.  Most hybridization issues stem from techniques that conflict with the framework and/or agile principles due to clashes with culture or lack of knowledge. Blindly making changes will never reflect what the environment’s context demands. Expecting to get good results by randomly changing how you work won’t be effective. 

We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault from QA Corner.  Jeremy and I talked about frameworks and what should happen if the framework is not helping.  

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Business Agility Conference

Dates: March 11-12, 2020

Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street

The Business Agility Conference is an intense 2-day event focusing on the future of business, focusing on customer centricity, employee engagement, organization design, product innovation, and next-gen leadership. The Business Agility Institute is bringing together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of business agility to share their experiences and the benefits their organizations have gained from exploring new and agile practices. 

This year’s speakers include current and prior executives from Zappos, Amazon, Pacific Life Insurance, Scrum Alliance, the Chair of the Board of CHOICE, as well as thought-leaders from Menlo Innovations, Freddie Mac, and AgilityHealth.


Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount!  

Re-Read Saturday News

In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about reversals. Taking related decisions separately allows the decision-maker to use factors that are unrelated to the decision. This allows System 1 Thinking and bias to creep into the process.  


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 current installment of Re-read Saturday is:

Week 33: Reversals - 

Remember we are in the process of choosing the next book in the Re-Read Saturday feature. We have approximately seven weeks left in the reading of Thinking Fast and Slow. We have four books that have been suggested (two I have not read, but should). Please vote for your two favorites in the poll below: 


SPaMCAST 580 will feature our interview with Bill Fox. Bill and I discussed his new book Forward Thinking Workplace  Bill has compiled a huge amount of wisdom from his amazing interviews with leaders and thought leaders. Our discussion highlights the benefits of a deep humanist view of leadership.