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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. 


Jan 22, 2023

Today we revisit the topic of empathy as we mark the last show in year 16. As coaches and leaders, we are taught that being empathetic is critical. However, the blanket statement that we need to walk a mile in someone else's shoes is not all rainbows and kittens.

We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley who brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column to the podcast. Jon and I continue our conversation on flow and its importance for teams and leaders.

Re-read Saturday News!

This week Chapter 11 of Badass Agile Coaching: The Journey from Beginner to Mastery and Beyond looks up.  Even if you focus your agile coaching practice on teams you will need to coach up the managerial and executive hierarchy of the team.

Week 11 - Coaching Up -

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Using flow metrics to plan in Kanban and Scrum environments. Flow metrics are thought of as incredible metrics for value streams and value chains. They are equally useful at the team level — and in some cases even more powerful.


We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault who brings his QA Corner column to the podcast.