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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. 


Aug 1, 2021

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Mike Potter, CEO of Rewind.  Mike and I talk about the need to backup SaaS applications, remote and hybrid working, and entrepreneurship. This interview opened my eyes to the risks we all face by trusting SaaS application companies to back up our data. Mike also highlights in his answers how humanity in the workplace can help create special results.  

Bio - A self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, Mike Potter is the co-founder of Rewind, a company that backs up and protects SaaS data. While studying Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University, Mike began his start-up career as the founder of, one of the most popular sporting websites in Canada. Since founding Rewind in 2015, Mike has focused on building a company culture that values and respects employees. “I'm a big believer in building strong teams, hiring great people, and giving them the freedom to do their best work”, he adds. When Mike isn’t building companies or products, he can usually be found constructing LEGOs with his kids or walking his dogs.



Twitter: @mikepotter


Upcoming Events

Using the TMMi accelerates the value of DevOps

Fri, August 6, 2021  -- This Friday!

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This is a free TMMi America Webinar featuring Rex Black 

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About this event

In this webinar, we will address how DevOps testing benefits through TMMi

  1. How TMMi’s higher Process Areas drive defect prevention, Shift Left, and CI/CD build and test pipelines
  2. Address the benefits of how DevOps Organization benefits from using the TMMi.
  3. Leveraging TMMi to focus DevOps test process improvements

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we focus on Chapter 5 of  Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg.  This chapter focuses on incrementalism.  How are you breaking work down?

An update on my continued experiment using Monotasking. This week I have succeeded in turning off all my interruptions (Slack, Text, Teams, Twitter, email, and others) as I am doing my monotasking sessions, a type of incrementalism . . . at least in the morning. I do pop many of those apps back on briefly at the end of each panorama session to make sure no emergencies have occurred. Afternoons are tough due to meetings and other hardscape activities, therefore I moved as many of my focus activities earlier in the day (as a morning person, this suits me) when I can quietly timebox.


This Week

Week 7 - Progress Incrementally - 


Previous Entries in  Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg

Week 1 - Logistics, Game Plan, and Preface - 

Week 2 - Introduction - 

Week 3 - Monotasking In A Nutshell - 

Week 4 - Cut Down on Things to Do - 

Week 5 - Focus on One Task - 

Week 6 - Never Procrastinate 


Next week we present our essay spinning deeper into the nether regions of poor prioritization. Knowing the potential issues that can occur in prioritization is the first step toward fixing them.

We also have a visit from Tony Timbol who brings his To Tell A Story column to the podcast.