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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. 


May 10, 2020

SPaMCAST 599 will feature my conversation with Steve Tendon. Steve and I talked about his Tameflow books, the genesis of the framework, the Theory of Constraints, and of course Herbie. Steve provides several profound pieces of wisdom for increasing value.

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we complete the content portion of our Re-read with Chapter 11 and the Afterword of  Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

Next week we will have a few words to wrap-up this book and warp into the next book in the series. The envelope please . . . the next book we will re-read is Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s Tame Your Work Flow. The top three books (Tame Your Work Flow, Great Big Agile, and Fixing Your Scrum) in the pool got more votes than all of the other books we have re-read over the past year. Therefore, my intent is to do something radical: declare that I will read all three of the top three books in order. This should take us through the summer. 

If you do not have a copy or have tossed it at someone during a crucial conversation, it is time to buy a copy. Please use the link (using the link helps support the blog and podcast). Read previous installments:

Week 1 - Logistics, Forewards, and Preface - 

Week 2 - Chapter 1: What’s a crucial conversation? And who cares? - 

Week 3 – Chapter 2: The Power of Dialogue  

Week 4 - Chapter 3: Start With Heart - 

Week 5 - Learn To Look -

Week 6 - Make It Safe - 

Week 7 - Master my Stories - 

Week 8 - State My Path - 

Week 9 - Explore Others’ Paths - 

Week 10 - Move to Action - 

Week 11- Yeah, But -  

Week 12 - Putting It All Together and Afterword - 


The next Spamcast will feature our interview with Sandy Mamoli. Sandy is a world-class coach. We talked teams, and how high performing teams are formed. As a former Olympic athlete, Sandy has a unique perspective and as an Agile Coach, she has a wide range of experience with many types of teams.