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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 2, 2021

Experimentation is a dirty word in many organizations, however, it can be a powerful tool to drive and guide change.  Tammy Gretz shares how she adopted experiments in her practice and how she uses them to change the behavior and culture of people and organizations.

I am occasionally asked why I enjoy meet-ups so much. Meeting people like Tammy is a major part of the reason.  Thanks to the Women in Agile, Cleveland for the great introduction which lead to this interview!  

Tammy’s bio: 

Tammy  is an “Agile Coach Making Shift Happen”

“I exist to generously collaborate, embrace tension and use it to make shift happen.”

I have been influencing change through servant leadership, elbow grease, and lattes for over 20 years. I am a massive maker and the majority of my education comes from experimenting and the relentless pursuit of understanding team dynamics, embracing tension, and using it to fuel innovation and change in the workplace and beyond. 

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

The First Global Scrum Master Summit

Week of May 17th, 2021, Live and Recorded

Organized by the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Re-Read Saturday News 

Chapter 12 in Fixing Your Scrum, Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller, talks about the daily scrum. The daily “meeting” might be a ubiquitous feature of corporate life but it can be better! 

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 12 - Reclaiming The Daily Scrum - 

Previous Installments

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 - 

Week 6: The Development Team - 

Week 7: Embracing The Scrum Master Role 

Week 8: Management - 

Week 9:  Thinking In Sprints - 

Week 10: Sprint Planning - 

Week 11: Sprint Backlog - 


In the next SPaMCAST, we will chew on work entry patterns.  There are 5 basic patterns which are you?  Why is one better than another (some are downright not useful for agile).

We will also have a visit from Tony Timbol bringing the story on user stories to the Software Process and Measurement Cast listeners