Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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. 


Mar 14, 2021

Vasco Duarte returns to the podcast to discuss the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters are the face of agile in many organizations. Helping team facilitators get the role right benefits not only the agile community but every business they are involved with!  

Vasco has been working in the software industry since 1998 and has learned the hard way what works (most of the time) and what does not work (almost never).

His goal is to help our industry evolve. We can’t become better without trying out new and innovative approaches to software development. The majority of our businesses run on software. We owe it to our society to get better at an activity that affects so much our lives and our countries’ economies.

Vasco consults companies that understand software is a key component of their business model. Get in touch via twitter: @duarte_vasco; or on his company’s web-site:

Check out the Scrum Master’s Toolbox Podcast:

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud media sponsor of the Global Scrum Master Summit. 

The First Global Scrum Master Summit

Coming Soon. Sign-up to be notified when registrations open

Week of May 17th, 2021, Live and Recorded

Organized by the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud media sponsor of the DevOps Online Summit

DevOps professionals throughout the world come together and share their learnings here at the DevOps Online Summit. This coming April 26th – 30th we are having our third summit. Our goal is to bring together 5000 DevOps professionals.  Grab a ticket! 

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we read Chapter 5 of  Fixing Your Scrum, Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller. Chapter 5 dives into fixing the antipatterns that hover around the product backlog. This chapter reinforces that a team and product owner are only as good as the backlog they are working from.  If you have not bought your copy -- what are you waiting for? Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems 

This Week’s Installment 

Week 1: Re-read Logistics and Front Matter - 

Week 2: A Brief Introduction To Scrum, and Why Scrum Goes Bad - 

Week 3: Breaking Bad Scrum with a Value-Driven Approach - 

Week 4: The Product Owner - 

Week 5: The Product Backlog - 


Next week we will talk with Caleb Woods, CEO and| Senior Software Craftsman at RoleModel Software. Caleb and I talk about the role of craftsmanship in developing and maintaining software (or really anything else).