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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. 


Dec 18, 2022

While preparing for this week’s podcast I ran across a recording of a presentation I did at IDEAfest 2020. The topic was the seven macro trends driving software development behavior. The presentation was crafted just at the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic but the topics are still relevant, perhaps even more relevant than they were in March 2020. So to make a long story short, I re-edited the recording and decided to share the talk with those that weren’t at IDEAfest 2020 or have blanked the last two years from their memory. 

I will also post the presentation in the feed for your pleasure and to spark conversation. 

Re-read Saturday News

This week we re-read Chapter 6 of Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching: The Journey from Beginner to Mastery and Beyond (Amazon Associate Link - buy a copy or two and give them to friends). Chapter 6 of Badass Agile Coaching: The Journey from Beginner to Mastery and Beyond is titled, Badass Agile Coaching Operating System. There are several important concepts to explore in this chapter all wrapped into the metaphor of a computer operating system.

Previous Entries in Our Re-read:

Week 1: Logistics and Forewords - 

Week 2: Introduction to Badassery in Agile Coaching - 

Week 3: The Mindset of the Badass Agile Coach - 

Week 4: Agile Coaching Frameworks - 

Week 5: Badass Agile Coaching Agreements - 

Week 6: Badass Agile Coach Arcs - 

Week 7: Badass Agile Coaching Operating System - 

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The SPaMCAST 735 feature an essay on using flow metrics to plan either an epic or a sprint. Simply put the process generates a ton of knowledge and is dead simple . . . why aren’t you using it now?

We will also have a visit from Susan Parente and her Not A Scrumdamentalist column