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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. 


Nov 21, 2021

This week we are taking a quick journey into a discussion of prioritization outside of a team or an organization's span of control. It is easy to confuse influence and actually be able to exert control over an outcome.  Wishful thinking often can lead to frustration. 

Tony TImbol also brings his “To Tell A Story” column to the cast building on the ideas that are central fro good user stores.  Check out Tony’s Product Owner training events at  This week to talk about the product owner’s role in writing and maintaining user stories. 

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we re-read Chapter 7 of Project to Product (Amazon Affiliate Link). This week we consider Mik’s first two epiphanies and introduce the topic of network value streams.  

Catch up on previous installments:

Week 1: Foreword and Introduction - 

Week 2: Age of Software - 

Week 3: From Project to Product - 

Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework -

Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics - 

Week 6: Connecting to Business Results - 

Week 7: Tracking Disruptions - 

Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks 


Next week an essay on the role of the team lead in Scrum. As Mellisa Greller points out, the role of the TL is often overlooked. When a role is overlooked it causes friction. Unless you are starting a campfire, friction is not a great idea.  

We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley (i know I said that last week but this week we recorded the next few Alpha and Omega of Product Development columns).