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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 21, 2022

Flow Load has a special place in flow metrics, it is a leading indicator of value delivery as exhibited in flow velocity (throughput) and flow time. We review one experiment and propose another. In the end, you either control work entry or it controls you.

A quick advertisement:

Controlling work entry requires preparation and knowledge building to establish a path to control work entry (magic wands are normally not available) which is why Jeremy Willets and I have developed a work entry workshop. We recently delivered the workshop at the 2022 Path to Agility in Columbus, OH to rave reviews. Interested email us at or

Also this week we are joined by Tony TImbol and his To Tell A Story column. In this installment, Tony focuses on the impact of delayed requirements on agile teams. 

Do you have questions that you would like Susan, Jon, Jeremy, Tony, or myself to answer?  Leave a voice message at 01.440.668.5717 or an email at

Re-read Saturday News

Chapter 6 of Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins is titled Coach as Facilitator. As a coach, I suspect I spend more time facilitating and observing than playing any other sub-role. Chapter 6 provides a number of gems that piqued my interest more during this read than in the first.

Remember to buy a copy of  Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins (SPaMCAST Amazon affiliate line and read along!

Previous Installments

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction - 

Week 2: Will I Be A Good Coach - 

Week 3: Expect High Performance - 

Week 4: Master Yourself - 

Week 5: Let Your Style Change - 

Week 6: Coach as Coach-Mentor - 

Week 7: Coach as Facilitator - 


SPaMCAST 718 features our most recent discussion with Luis Gonçalves.  Luis and I talked about OKRs. We will cover the gamut; the good, the bad, and the OMG they’ve turned into annual reviews all in one session!

Luis last appeared on the cast in SPaMCAST 670.