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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 21, 2024

With SPaMCAST 791 we complete Year 17 with our interview with Vinnie GIl. Vinnie and I talked about conferences and staying connected with the Agile Community. One of the topics we covered was the value of conferences and meetups to the community and individuals—a great way to complete year 17.


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Vinnie puts people and culture first. She enjoys connecting with people and companies to find their purpose, walking alongside them in their organisational growth journey. Her passion is influencing change at the Enterprise level to help bring about wide-ranging agile organisational transformation.

Vinnie has vast industry and deep business experience in mining, engineering, retail, financial services, public sector, education, travel, and automotive to name a few.  She has over 20 years in the project space and previously held roles in Project Management, Contracts, IT, HR, Strategy as well as experience working in and with start-up companies.  She is a Chartered Fellow of the MCIPD.

She is deeply involved in the Agile community and volunteers her time with the Business Agility Institute, in addition to being a member of the International Consortium for Agile.  She is an IC Agile Authorised Instructor and teaches ICP Leading With Agility and Agility in Human Resources. Vinnie has a special interest in educating and education being the tool that empowers people.

As an international conference speaker, she enjoys sharing real life agile learnings with a hint of banter.

Mastering Work Intake
by Tom Cagley and Jeremy Willets 

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Have you purchased your copy of  Mastering Work Intake: From Chaos to Predictable Delivery?  Doing the right work at the right time can make or break your project, and there are surprisingly few resources to show you how to manage this process effectively - no longer. Mastering Work Intake: From Chaos to Predictable Delivery focuses on the full pipeline that work follows as it enters and exits your organization, including the different types of work that enter at different levels and times. It is a must-read for agile coaches, Scrum Masters, product owners, project and portfolio managers, team members, and anyone who touches the software development process. Mastering work intake involves recognizing that it’s easy to say “ yes” and much harder to say “ no.”


Buy a copy today!  

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Re-read Saturday News

This week, Chapter 5 of  Actionable Agile Metrics Volume II, Advanced Topics in Predictability. The question of how much data is required to determine what is happening in a system is a perennial bugaboo. Those predisposed to acting tend to think less is more, while those with more reticence sometimes wait forever to make a decision.  The question of how much data is needed is more than just a footnote in flow.

Buy a copy and get reading – Actionable Agile Metrics Volume II, Advanced Topics in Predictability.  

Week 1: Re-read Logistics and Preface

Week 2: Wilt The Stilt and Definition of Variation

Week 3: Variation and Predictability  – 

Week 4: Process Behavior Charts Part 1

Week 5: How Much Data? - 



SPaMCAST 792 begins Year 18 with our interview with Gil Broza. Gill and I talked about his new book, Deliver Better Results: How to Unlock Your Organization’s Potential.  The book explores what all successful improvements to value delivery have in common.