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Software Process and Measurement Cast

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Interviews, essays, facts, and tips about agile and lean agile development, process improvement, and measurement in delivery of value!

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SPaMCAST 649 - Making Shift Happen, A Conversation With Tammy Gretz

May 2nd, 2021

35:02

Experimentation is a dirty word in many organizations, however, it can be a powerful tool to drive and guide change.  Tammy Gretz shares how she …

SPaMCAST 648 - Technical Debt, Code As A Liability, A Conversation With Alex Omeyer

April 25th, 2021

35:11

Alex Omeyer and I discussed defining, tracking, and measuring technical debt. Technical debt generates a liability that every organization must deal with. As Alex states, “tech debt might not be the sexiest topic” but …

SPaMCAST 647 - Fixing Work Entry, Hybrid-Agile, Essays and Conversations

April 18th, 2021

23:05

The majority of work entry problems are caused by eight problems. The eight problems often occur in clusters and are a reflection of organizational …

SPaMCAST 646 - Reduce Cost and Risk With Off-Premise Infrastructure, A Conversation with Albert Ahdoot

April 11th, 2021

23:59

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 646, Albert Ahdoot and I focus on discussing the impact of strong off-premise infrastructure on the delivery of value, the impact on the bottom line, and the mitigation of …

SPaMCAST 645 - Getting A Handle on Data Security, A Conversation with Paul Katzoff

April 4th, 2021

31:45

The headlines of 3 and 4 April 2021 are stark - the data of 533 million Facebook users available on the web (change your password now).  You have 533 …

SPaMCAST 644 - Teams Are Important,Static and Dynamic Testing, Essays and Discussions

March 28th, 2021

18:35

In the SPaMCAST 644, we talk teams. At the core of agile is the belief that the team is the fundamental building block of work. Because they are so important, organizations put tons of effort into helping and guiding …

SPaMCAST 643 - Software Craftsmanship, An Interview With Caleb Wood, CEO RoleModel Software

March 21st, 2021

31:45

This week, Caleb Woods, CEO and Senior Software Craftsman at RoleModel Software joins the podcast. Caleb and I talk about the role of craftsmanship …

SPaMCAST 642 - Scrum Master, Your Next CEO - A Conversation With Vasco Duarte

March 14th, 2021

32:47

Vasco Duarte returns to the podcast to discuss the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters are the face of agile in many organizations. Helping team facilitators …

SPaMCAST 641 - The Agile Coaching Code of Ethics, A Conversation With Shane Hastie and Craig Smith

March 7th, 2021

36:01

In the podcast this week, we discuss the Agile Coaching Code of Ethics and the process of building an ethical foundation.  Shane Hastie and Craig …

SPaMCAST 640 - Communities of Practice Goals, User Stories, Essays and Conversations

February 28th, 2021

16:00

The idea of Communities of Practice is thrown around alot in organizations, often without thinking about the goals of a CoP.  Why? Organizations are increasingly becoming more diverse and distributed, while at the same …

SPaMCAST 639 - Chaos Engineering, A Conversation With Mikolaj Pawlikowski

February 21st, 2021

34:07

Chaos Engineering comes to the Software Process and Measurement Cast this week delivered (chaotically) by Mikolaj Pawlikoski.  Miko and I talked …

SPaMCAST 638 - Cybersecurity and IoT, A Conversation With Paul Clayson

February 14th, 2021

31:07

This week we connect with Paul Clayson to talk about cybersecurity in the IoT space. When you are dealing with extreme constraints being secure is …

SPaMCAST 637 - Process Improvement Disconnected, Cost of Poor Quality, Essays and Conversation

February 7th, 2021

24:59

This week the Cast features our essay titled, “Collaboration - Disconnected.” The improvement imperative is driven by the need to stay competitive at …

SPaMCAST 636 - User Stories, Entrepreneurship, Agile Ready, A Conversation With Tony Timbol

January 31st, 2021

40:10

Tony Timbol of Agile Ready joins the Software Process and Measurement Cast this week. Tony and I have worked together in a past life, so we had a bit …

SPaMCAST 635 - Practical Ways to Manage, A Conversation with Johanna Rothman

January 24th, 2021

40:46

Cue the music . . . Happy Birthday, Software Process and Measurement Cast!  Today we begin year 15 with a visit from Johanna Rothman.  We talked about her THREE new books:

Practical Ways to Manage Yourself: Modern …

SPaMCAST 634 - Organizing For Analytics In The Real World, An Interview with Rick Hall

January 17th, 2021

39:04

In this edition of the Software Process and Measurement Cast, I talk with Rick Hall, CEO of Aginity. Rick and I talked about analytics, which has been Rick’s lifelong passion. Rick provides insights on how analytics …

SPaMCAST 633 - Disruption of Healthcare With Empathy, A Conversation With Unmesh Srivastava

January 10th, 2021

32:17

The Podcast this week features my interview with Unmesh Srivastava. We talked about organizational culture and disrupting health care through …

SPaMCAST 632- What Is Working, Working From Home. A Conversation with Dalton, McDonough, Koorse, Hurney, and Cagley

January 3rd, 2021

36:53

Software Process and Measurement Cast 632 reprises a panel from the 18th of March 2020 just as things were getting interesting on the working from the home front. Today we discuss what they have learned working with and …

SPaMCAST 631 - Hackable and Ethical Hackers, A Conversation with Ted Harrington

December 27th, 2020

35:34

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Ted Harrington, author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right. Application security requires planning, coding, and testing. It is …

SPaMCAST 630 - It's All About the People, A Panel Discussion with Laberge, Parente, Voris, Sweeney, and Cagley

December 20th, 2020

43:51

In March 2020, as our world was shrinking and words like 'lockdown' and 'zoom-bombing' were becoming a reality, we recorded and aired SPaMCAST 597. …

SPaMCAST 629 - Agile Metrics In Action- A Conversation With Christopher W H Davis

December 13th, 2020

38:02

This week we are staying with metrics and Manning Publications for a chat with Christopher W H Davis, author of Agile Metrics in Action, How to Measure and Improve Team Performance. Why more metrics?  Well first, the M …

SPaMCAST 628 - Software Development Metrics - A Conversation With Dave Nicolette

December 6th, 2020

29:31

This week Dave Nicolette, author of Software Development Metrics from Manning Publications, and I talk about pragmatically using metrics. Dave and I …

SPaMCAST 627 - Collaboration, Fit for Use, Essays and Conversations

November 29th, 2020

24:44

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 627 features our essay on collaboration.  Collaboration is a word that gets thrown around A LOT in …

SPaMCAST 626 - Custom Software Development, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, A Conversation With Jacob Glenn

November 22nd, 2020

31:50

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 626 features our interview with Jacob Glenn.  Jacob and I began talking about custom software development and then branched into entrepreneurship and leadership. Finding and …

SPaMCAST 625 - Finding Great Developers, GitCommit Bounties, A Conversation With Drew Angell

November 15th, 2020

29:06

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 625 features our interview with Drew Angell. Drew and I talk about web development, software development excellence, and how to find great developers. Being good is more than …

SPaMCAST 624 - Grateful and Servant Leadership Combined, Our Stories Aren’t Getting Done!, Essays and Conversations

November 8th, 2020

22:41

Software Process and Measurement Cast 624 is structured a little differently. We begin with the conclusion of a three-column arc on grateful …

SPaMCAST 623 - Five Lines of Code, Refactoring, A Conversation with Christian Clausen

November 1st, 2020

24:17

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 623 features my interview with Christian “Dr. Lambda” Clausen, author of  Five Lines of Code from Manning Publications. Dr. Lambda delivers advice on why refactoring is a …

SPaMCAST 622 - Cyber Threats, Ransomware, and The Cloud, A Conversation with Brian Gill

October 25th, 2020

34:42

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 622 features my interview with Brian Gill, CEO at Gillware. Brian is a serial entrepreneur in the software and cyber world. We discussed the importance of cybersecurity, real …

SPaMCAST 621 - Why An Agile Coach Code of Ethics, Keeping Grateful Leadership Fresh, Conversations and Essays

October 18th, 2020

24:05

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 621 features our essay on why agile coaches need a code of ethics. Agile is practiced in nearly every …

SPaMCAST 620 - Test Automation and The Future of Manual Testers, A Conversation with Nalin Parbhu and Ola Omiyale

October 11th, 2020

43:34

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 620 is something out of the ordinary. Ola Omiyale joined me as a co-host and we interviewed Nalin Parbhu, the Founder and CTO of Infuse, and useMango™. We talked about testing …

SPaMCAST 619 - Aligning People and Culture for Agile Transformation, A Conversation With Joe Schofield

October 4th, 2020

27:46

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 619 features the return of Joe Schofield.  Joe and I talked about his new book, Aligning People and Culture …

SPaMCAST 618 - Process, Not Just Checking The Box, A Conversation with Mike King and Beth Leonard

September 27th, 2020

37:23

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 618 is a conversation about “process” that I had with two great people, Mike King and Beth Leonard, in March of 2020. Just doing the process to check the box for a rating or …

Agile Online Summit Promo 002

September 23rd, 2020

0:49

The Agile Online Summit was created for people who couldn’t attend major conferences. This will be its third year, and the main goal is to bring …

SPaMCAST 617 - Pomodoro and Productivity, Grateful Leadership, Essays and Conversations

September 20th, 2020

21:46

 

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 617 features our essay on rediscovering productivity.  One of the tools I have embraced is Pomodoro. It …

Agile Online Summit - Promo 002

September 16th, 2020

0:40

The Agile Online Summit was created for people who couldn’t attend major conferences. This will be its third year, and the main goal is to bring …

SPaMCAST 616 - The Agile Online Summit 2020, A Conversation With Tom Henricksen

September 13th, 2020

27:40

The SPaMCAST 616 features our interview with Tom Henricksen. Tom brings the industry two great events the DevOps and the Agile Online Summits. He is also an active thought leader in the agile community. During his …

SPaMCAST 615 - CMMC Cybersecurity Model, A Conversation With Jeff Dalton

September 6th, 2020

35:48

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 615 features my discussion with Jeff Dalton  Jeff and I discussed the new cybersecurity model, the CMMC, and the need for a hyper-focus on cybersecurity. The use of this new …

SPaMCAST 614 - Impact Of AI On The Future Of Work, A Conversation with Jennifer Bonine

August 30th, 2020

33:13

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 614 features our interview with Jennifer Bonine.  Jennifer and I talked AI, the impact of AI on the future …

SPaMCAST 613 - Directive and Non-Directive Coaching, Coaching Testers, Essays and Conversations

August 23rd, 2020

19:29

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 613 features our essay on directive and non-directive coaching. DIrective coaches, akin to many athletic coaches, are a hard sell at the team level. Non-directive coaches, akin …

SPaMCAST 612 - I Am An Agile Guide, A Conversation With Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly

August 16th, 2020

51:24

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 612 features a conversation with Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly on the topic of being an agile guide. I have felt that the term coach was overused for more than a few years. Woody …

SPaMCAST 611 - Operational Anti-Patterns with DevOps Solutions, A Conversation With Jeff Smith

August 9th, 2020

35:58

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 611 features our conversation with Jeff Smith. Jeff and I talked about his new book, Operational …

SPaMCAST 610 - Organizing Around The Product Flow, Agile or Traditional, Pick One, Conversations and Essays

August 2nd, 2020

18:09

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 610 features our essay, An Agile Team In a Waterfall Company – Organizing Around The Product Flow. Focusing on getting features and support for a product to market changes how …

SPaMCAST 609 - Agile and Collaborative Contracts, An Interview with Dr David Rico

July 26th, 2020

32:17

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 609 features our conversation with Dr. David Rico.  Dave is returning to the Software Process and …

SPaMCAST 608 - An Agile Team in a Waterfall Company, Expert Bias - Essays And Conversations

July 19th, 2020

18:30

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 608 features our essay, An Agile Team in a Waterfall Company. Teams like this exist, and sometimes even flourish. Our essay explores how that is possible and how teams in this …

SPaMCAST 607 - Hybrid Project Management, An Interview with Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente

July 12th, 2020

46:17

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 607 features our interview with Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente to discuss their new book Hybrid Project …

SPaMCAST 606 - Seriously Good Software, A Discussion With Marco Faella

July 5th, 2020

28:50

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 606 features our interview with Marco Faella, author of Seriously Good Software: Code that Works, Survives, and Wins. Marco and I discussed quality, craftsmanship, and how being …

SPaMCAST 605 - Product Owners and Retrospectives, A Conversation With Jodie Kane

June 28th, 2020

33:21

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 605 features our interview with Jodie Kane.  Jodie and I discussed involving product owners in …

SPaMCAST 604 - Continuous improvement, Definition of Quality, Essays and Discussions

June 21st, 2020

52:27

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 604 features a presentation that I did on the need for organizations to lean into processes improvement as the COVID-19 disaster abates (at least for the time being). Continuous …

SPaMCAST 603 - Mobbing And Joy, An Interview With Austin Chadwick

June 14th, 2020

40:23

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 603 features my interview with Austin Chadwick. Austin and I talked mobbing, but perhaps more importantly to me, Austin talked about the impact of finding joy in everything you …

SPaMCAST 602 - Reactive Application Development, An Interview with Duncan DeVore

June 7th, 2020

30:27

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 602 features my interview with Duncan DeVore, the co-author of Reactive Application Development. Duncan and I talked about reactive design patterns, adopting a reactive …

SPaMCAST 601 - The CEO As Leader and Visionary, An Interview With Brian Weaver

May 24th, 2020

32:04

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 601 features my interview with Brian Weaver. Brian is the Founder and CEO of Torch.AI. We covered a wide …

SPaMCAST 600 - Team Self-selection, A Discussion WIth Sandy Mamoli

May 17th, 2020

33:29

SPaMCAST 600, yes 600, features my interview with Sandy Mamoli.  We talked about teams and the book she co-authored, Creating Great Teams: How …

SPaMCAST 599 - Tameflow, The Third Way, A Conversation with Steve Tendon

May 10th, 2020

47:39

SPaMCAST 599 will feature my conversation with Steve Tendon. Steve and I talked about his Tameflow books, the genesis of the framework, the Theory of Constraints, and of course Herbie. Steve provides several profound …

SPaMCAST 598 - Recognizing A Toxic Meeting Culture. Continuous Learning - Essays and Discussions

May 3rd, 2020

23:37

SPaMCAST 598 features our essay titled, Recognizing A Toxic Meeting Culture. Just because you are meeting remotely doesn’t mean meeting culture has …

SPaMCAST 597 - Intentional Serendipity, A Panel Discussion with Laberge, Parente, Voris, Sweeney, and Cagley

April 26th, 2020

36:23

The SPaMCAST 597 features a special panel of leaders discussing working from home now and after the initial reaction to being remote has worn off. One of the important points that we discussed was the need to make space …

SPaMCAST 596 - Sharpening The Saw, An Interview With Tom Henricksen

April 19th, 2020

15:20

The SPaMCAST 596 features our interview with Tom Henricksen. Tom brings the industry the DevOps and the Agile Online Summits and is an active thought leader in the agile community.  We talked about how events like his …

IdeaFest Promo April 21 and 22, 2020

April 14th, 2020

2:11

Join us to hear great ideas from industry leaders while they share their stories about CMMC, Agile, Transformation, Culture, CMMI V2.0, High …

SPaMCAST 595 - Unit Testing Principles, An Interview with Vladimir Khorikov

April 12th, 2020

39:31

The SPaMCAST 595 features our interview with Vladimir Khorikov. Vladimir and I geeked out on unit testing and his new book, Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns. Our conversations covered the gamut with a …

DevOps Online Summit 2020 Promo!

April 8th, 2020

1:37

The DevOps Online Summit 2020 is an online event for DevOps professionals. We will have interviews with DevOps leaders and Ask Me Anything sessions. So wherever you are in the world you can attend these online sessions. …

SPaMCAST 594 - Behold the Cryptopreneurs, An interview with Dennis Lewis

April 5th, 2020

27:33

The SPaMCAST 594 features our interview with Dennis Lewis.  Mr. Lewis, author of Behold the Cryptopreneurs, and I talked about how blockchain and …

SPaMCAST 593 - Be Happy and Thrive, An Interview With Scott Crabtree

March 29th, 2020

35:06

The SPaMCAST 593 features my interview with Scott Crabtree. Happiness at work might sound squishy, but happiness has rigorous science behind it. Simply put, happiness yields better outcomes both in terms of value …

SPaMCAST 592 - Human-Centered Design and Women In Agile, An Interview with Shelisa Bainbridge

March 22nd, 2020

35:52

The SPaMCAST 592 features my interview with Shelisa Bainbridge. We talked about human-centered design and the impact of design on the development process. This approach is core to understanding what the customer wants …

SPaMCAST 591 - Advice For Remote Teams, A Discussion with Dalton, McDonough, Koorse, Hurney, and Cagley

March 19th, 2020

31:25

The SPaMCAST 591 is a very special podcast.  On the 18th of March, I convened a panel of luminaries to discuss how they were supporting and working with remote teams. I recorded both the audio and video, today I am …

SPaMCAST 590 - Future of Testing, An Interview with Nancy Kastl

March 15th, 2020

38:06

The SPaMCAST 590 features my interview with Nancy Kastl. Nancy and I discussed testing and the future of the testing profession. The future of testing is not cut and dry; in the short run more automation and in the …

SPaMCAST 589 - Using Clean Language Questions To Refine Requirements, Virtual Agile, Essays and Discussions

March 8th, 2020

20:26

The SPaMCAST 589 features our essay on using clean language to refine requirements. Clean Language’s pedigree is from psychotherapy and has found a …

SPaMCAST 588 - Project Management: It's All Bollocks, An interview with Susie Palmer-Trew and Peter Taylor

March 1st, 2020

25:51

The SPaMCAST 588 features our interview with Susie Palmer-Trew and Peter Taylor.  We discussed their new book Project Management: It's All Bollocks!  …

SPaMCAST 587 - Fixing Your Scrum, An Interview with Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley

February 23rd, 2020

39:36

For SPaMCAST 587 we are going to break cadence and feature another interview. Ryan Ripley, Todd Miller and I discussed their new book Fixing Your …

SPaMCAST 586 - Great Big Agile and The Agile Performance Holarchy, An Interview with Jeff Dalton

February 16th, 2020

40:05

The SPaMCAST 586 features our interview with Jeff Dalton. We talked about his book Great Big Agile and the Agile Performance Holarchy. One of the …

SPaMCAST 585 - Most Agile Transformations Ignore Technical Skills, A Conversation with Susan Parente and Jon M Quigley

February 9th, 2020

34:15

The SPaMCAST 585 features an intimate conversation between Jon M Quigley, Susan Parente, and myself. We discussed experimentation, learning, and a deep dive into whether agile transformations do enough to prepare …

SPaMCAST 584 - The Art of Agile Product Ownership, An Interview with Allan Kelly

February 2nd, 2020

37:27

SPaMCAST 584, the first interview of our 14th year of the SPaMCAST, features our interview with Allan Kelly. We discussed his new book, The Art of Agile Product Ownership: A Guide for Product Managers, Business …

SPaMCAST 583 - Pros and Cons of Hybridizing Agile Frameworks, A Discussion With Anthony Mersino and Susan Parente

January 26th, 2020

32:38

Happy Birthday to the Software Process and Measurement Cast. SPaMCAST 583 marks the beginning of the Podcast’s 14th year!  The first podcast of year 14 features a three-way discussion between Susan Parente, Anthony …

SPaMCAST 581 - Technical Skills, Experimentation, Responsibility, A Discussion with Kim Pries and Jeremy Berriault

January 12th, 2020

46:01

SPaMCAST 581 features a discussion on whether most agile transformations have provided teams with the technical skills to be successful with agile. …

SPaMCAST 580 - The Future of the Workplace, An Interview With Bill Fox

January 5th, 2020

31:41

SPaMCAST 580 features our interview with Bill Fox. Bill and I discussed his new book The Future of the Workplacehttps://amzn.to/2Q8z9Df.  Bill has compiled a huge amount of wisdom from his amazing interviews that …

SPaMCAST 579 - Fear-driven Agile Hybrids, When Testing Frameworks Don’t Work, Essays and Discussions

December 29th, 2019

17:40

SPaMCAST 579 features our essay on fear-driven agile hybrids.  Most hybridization issues stem from techniques that conflict with the framework and/or …

SPaMCAST 578 - Business Agility Institute and HR Guilds, An Interview WIth Evan Leybourn

December 22nd, 2019

34:09

SPaMCAST 578 features our interview with Evan Leybourn. Evan and I discussed HR Guilds and news from the Business Agility Institute. Evan last visited the podcast on SPaMCAST 478 as the Business Agility Institute was …

SPaMCAST 577 - Backlog Prioritization and Agile Myths, Essays and Discussions

December 15th, 2019

25:03

SPaMCAST 577 features our essay on approaches to backlog prioritization. Today we will share some background and a simple approach because sometimes a straightforward approach will fit the bill!

Also this week, Susan …

SPaMCAST 576 - Learning and Experimentation, A Conversation With Kim Pries

December 8th, 2019

28:19

SPaMCAST 576 features a discussion on learning and experimentation with Kim Pries.  Kim has coded, tested, lead, and is an author. He has also delivered pointed advice as the Software Sensei.  Today we discussed the …

SPaMCAST 575 - Messing Up Agile Hybrids, Deming and Book Club, Essays and Discussions

December 1st, 2019

18:51

SPaMCAST 575 features our essay on the lightning-rod issue: hybridizing agile methods and techniques. We can all agree that fitting a model to an observed reality requires the flexibility to hybridize. Why do we it so …

SPaMCAST 574 - Solutions Architect, An Interview with Ian Reynolds

November 24th, 2019

22:40

SPaMCAST 574 features our interview with Ian Reynolds, chief Solutions Architect at Zibtek  We answered the question, What is a solution architect? …

SPaMCAST 573 - Backlog Prioritization Workflow, Real-life Application Architect, Essays and Discussions

November 17th, 2019

17:00

SPaMCAST 573 features our essay using a workflow to prioritize a backlog. Items on any backlog proliferate. Product backlogs used in agile and lean …

SPaMCAST 572 - Testability, A Conversation with Michael Larsen

November 10th, 2019

35:16

SPaMCAST 572 features our interview with Michael Larsen.  Mr. Larsen and I battled fires, Santa Ana winds, and power cuts to have a great conversation on testability.  Anyone that has participated in delivering software …

SPaMCAST 571 - The Art of Saying No, Jiu-Jitsu and Teams, Essays and Conversations

November 3rd, 2019

24:00

SPaMCAST 571 features our essay titled the Art of Saying No.  I recently presented a workshop on saying no -- a simple word that is very difficult to …

SPaMCAST 570 - Sprint Goals, Values, Essays and Discussions

October 28th, 2019

24:49

SPaMCAST 570 features our essay on the components of good sprint goals. Sprint goals provide direction and energy, and they communicate with the …

SPaMCAST 569 - 5 Types of Meetings, QAs and Daily Scrums, Essays and Conversations

October 20th, 2019

18:51

SPaMCAST 569 features our essay on the five types of meetings.  Meetings are the most important event in any organization — well that is what it seems like.  It can also be said that meetings are the bane of every human …

SPaMCAST 568 - Agile Mindset, Passion, and Experimentation, An Interview With Sandeep Koorse

October 13th, 2019

25:13

This week in SPaMCAST 568 marks the return of Sandeep Koorse.  Sandeep brings deep insight into the Agile mindset, passion, and experimentation. All three are required for a healthy team. Sandeep last appeared as part …

SPaMCAST 567 - Herding, Not A Solution To Work Entry, Solutions Architect and Risk Mitigation, Essays and Discussions

October 6th, 2019

23:52

This week in SPaMCAST 567  we discuss the impact of herding on work entry.  Herding in decision making effectively takes “no” off the table, leading …

SPaMCAST 566 - Information Security, Ransomware, and The Role Of The CISO, An Interview With Christopher Gerg

September 29th, 2019

29:27

SPaMCAST 566 features our interview with Christopher Gerg. Security issues can range from clicking on the wrong thing in emails to ransomware and is …

SPaMCAST 565 - Three Ways Ways To Mess Up Sprint Goals, Product Roadmaps, Essays and Discussions

September 22nd, 2019

18:47

SPaMCAST 565 tackles three ways to mess up sprint goals. Sprint goals are a statement of the value that teams strive to deliver.  It is possible to complete all of the stories or work items only to realize that the team …

SPaMCAST 564 - Tame Your Work Flow, Part 2, A Conversation with Daniel Doiron and Steve Tendon

September 15th, 2019

19:45

SPaMCAST 564 is part 2 of my conversation with Steve Tendon and Daniel Dioron.  We discussed their new book Tame Your Work Flow. Steve and Danie ask the question “Do you need a high-performance enterprise management …

SPaMCAST 563 - Tame Your Work Flow, Part 1, A Conversation with Daniel Doiron and Steve Tendon

September 8th, 2019

35:20

SPaMCAST 563 is part one of my conversation with Steve Tendon and Daniel Dioron.  We discussed their new book Tame Your Work Flow. Steve and Daniel …

SPaMCAST 562 - The Power of No, Real Planning, Essays and Discussions

September 1st, 2019

14:17

SPaMCAST 562 features our essay on the power of saying no.  I firmly believe that unless you have control over the amount of work you take, you are …

SPaMCAST 561 - Making The Daily Scrum Work, Product Owners, Essays and Discussions

August 25th, 2019

25:05

In SPaMCAST 561 we discuss making the Daily Scrum work for the mission it was intended.  When a Daily Scrum or daily stand-up is not used for …

SPaMCAST 560 - A Scientific Method For Agile, A Conversation With Al Shalloway Part 2

August 18th, 2019

24:15

In SPaMCAST 560 we complete our wide-ranging interview with Al Shalloway.  We continue our conversations about the troubles dogging classic agile, the Agile Industrial Complex, using a scientific approach to change, and …

SPaMCAST 559 - Time To Reinvent Agile, A Conversation With Al Shalloway

August 11th, 2019

31:36

SPaMCAST 559 part one of our interview with Al Shalloway. I am breaking two guidelines this week.  First, rarely do I bring guests back so quickly. And secondly, I have not broken an interview into two parts for 7 years …

SPaMCAST 558 - Story Points - Leave Them, QA Focus, Discussions and Essays

August 4th, 2019

20:06

SPaMCAST 558 features our essay Story Points – Leave Them, Don’t Love Them.  Story Points are not evil and they may be useful in some circumstances. …

SPaMCAST 557 - Unlocking Agility, Agile Mindset and More, A Conversation With Jorgen Hesselberg

July 28th, 2019

36:02

SPaMCAST 557 features our interview with Jorgen Hesselberg.  We talked about his book Unlocking Agility,  assessing agility, and whether leadership …

SPaMCAST 556 - Agile Coaching Tools - Socratic Questions, Agile In Name Only, Essays and Discussion

July 21st, 2019

22:59

SPaMCAST 556 features our essay on Socratic Questioning.  Questions are a critical tool that every coach, mentor or leader uses to help shape and …

SPaMCAST 555 - Collaboration or Not, Lean Software Development, Essays and Discussion

July 14th, 2019

21:08

SPaMCAST 555 features our essay applying a simple filter to determine whether an interaction or event is collaborative. In this essay we put the …

SPaMCAST 554 - Not Collaboration, Solutions Architects, Essays and Discussions

July 7th, 2019

20:13

SPaMCAST 554 features our essay on the misuse of the word 'collaboration'. Collaboration is a hallmark of agile techniques, but people confuse …

SPaMCAST 553 - Prioritization and Capability, An Interview with Jim Benson

June 30th, 2019

40:12

SPaMCAST 553 features our interview with Jim Benson.  Jim and I focused on prioritization and how prioritization can be a reflection of more deep-seated problems. One of the ideas Jim shares is that processes are the …

SPaMCAST 552 - Fit For Value, Saying No, Essays and Discussions

June 23rd, 2019

21:04

SPaMCAST 552 features our essay on the idea of “fit for purpose” and its impact on the definition of quality.  Even if you don’t deliver any defects, not being fit for purpose wipes quality off the board. BOOM! (Rather …

SPaMCAST 551 - Agile and Leadership; An Interview With Michael Lynn

June 16th, 2019

32:15

SPaMCAST 551 features our interview with Michael (Mike) Lynn.  Mike and I talked about leadership and agile. Leadership is important any time two or more people get together to pursue a goal. Mike shares his expertise, …

SPaMCAST 550 - Conway’s Law And Process Improvement, Test Engineers and Testers, Essays and Discussions

June 9th, 2019

17:54

SPaMCAST 550 features our essay titled, Intertwining Conway’s Law And Agile. Conway’s Law trains a spotlight on how an organization’s structure impacts the product they ship. The “Law” states that the structure of a …

SPaMCAST 549 - Seven Issues Testers Experience Being Agile, Distributed Agile, Essays and Discussions

June 2nd, 2019

19:51

SPaMCAST 549 features our essay Seven Issues Testers Experience Being Agile.  Recently I attended the QAI Quest Conference in Chicago, during the conference I got to talk with lots of people from across the development …

SPaMCAST 548 - Dynamic Reteaming, An Interview With Heidi Helfand

May 26th, 2019

36:35

SPaMCAST 548 features our interview with Heidi Helfand.  Heidi and I discussed teams and her book Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams. Heidi challenges the conventional wisdom that in agile (or any …

SPaMCAST 547 - 8 Causes of Work Entry Problems, False Promises, Essays and Discussions

May 19th, 2019

18:41

SPaMCAST 547 returns to our standard staggered approach with a discussion of work entry.  The majority of work entry issues are caused by eight problems. The eight problems often occur in clusters and are a reflection …

SPaMCAST 546 - It's Your Career, Learn And Prosper, An Interview With Michael Milutis

May 12th, 2019

40:01

SPaMCAST 546 features our interview with Michael Milutis. Michael and I talk about putting people back in charge of their careers. Michael provides advice that every listener can put to use immediately and in the long …

SPaMCAST 545 - Launching New Voices, Women in Agile, An Interview with Cheryl Hammond, Jenny Tarwater, Faye Thompson, and Linda Podder

May 5th, 2019

41:50

SPaMCAST 545 we have an interview with Cheryl Hammond, Jenny Tarwater, Faye Thompson, and Linda Podder.  We talk about Launching New Voices, Women in Agile, planned activities at Agile 2019 and more. There is a lot of …

SPaMCAST 543 - Value Chain, Solution Architects, Essays and Discussions

April 21st, 2019

20:29

SPaMCAST 543 features our essay on value chains.  In this essay, we tackle the mixed up world of Value Chains, Values Streams and Process Maps. This …

SPaMCAST 542 - Kittens, Exploding Kittens, and Risk-Based Planning: An Interview With Kevin Rush

April 14th, 2019

23:38

SPaMCAST 542 features our interview with Kevin Rush. Mr. Rush has developed an innovative approach to facilitate sprint/iteration planning.  Kittens, exploding kittens, and fat cats are used to help teams probe whether …

SPaMCAST 541 - Guardrails, Reciprocal Agreements, Essays and Discussions

April 7th, 2019

22:03

In SPaMCAST 541 we discuss using guardrails in decision making. Guardrails are a tool to ensure alignment with the organization’s goals and …

SPaMCAST 540 - From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, An Interview with Mark Kilby and Johanna Rothman

March 31st, 2019

39:47

SPaMCAST 540 features our interview Mark Kilby and Johanna Rothman. Johanna, Mark, and I discussed their new book, From Chaos to Successful …

SPaMCAST 539 - Agile Assessments, Distributed Agile, Essays and Discussions

March 24th, 2019

21:20

SPaMCAST 539 features our essay titled, Assessment and Continuous Process Improvement. Assessments and continuous process improvement are …

SPaMCAST 538 - Agile Self-assessment Game, An Interview with Ben Linders

March 17th, 2019

27:41

SPaMCAST 538 features our interview with Ben Linders.  Ben and I talk about his new agile assessment game. Ben’s game and the book that supports the …

SPaMCAST 537 - Agile Assessments, Physical Security, Essays and Discussions

March 10th, 2019

12:34

SPaMCAST 537 features our essay on the use of assessments for agile efforts.  Assessments come under a wide variety of names: appraisals, health checks, audits or even assessments. These terms are commonly conflated. …

SPaMCAST 536 - An Executives View of Agile Transformations, An Interview with David Sohmer

March 3rd, 2019

36:25

SPaMCAST 536 features our interview with Dave Sohmer. Dave is an executive that has led two separate major agile transformations.  Mr. Sohmer provides an executive's perspective on the impact of adopting agile in two …

SPaMCAST 535 - Kanban To The Rescue, Distributed Agile. Essays and Discussions

February 24th, 2019

18:41

SPaMCAST 535 features our essay spawned when I was asked to help a Scrum Master who said: “I messed up a scrum team, should I do kanban?”  There is …

SPaMCAST 534 - Agile and Scaling Agile The Right Way, An Interview with Al Shalloway

February 17th, 2019

40:11

SPaMCAST 534 features our interview with Al Shalloway.   Al returns to the SPaMCAST after far too long. This week we discuss the trials and …

SPaMCAST 533 - Can Agile (SAFe) Be Interfaced With Waterfall, DevOps Online Summit, The Why of Testing, Essays and Discussions

February 10th, 2019

29:16

SPaMCAST 533 features our essay titled, Can Agile (SAFe) Be Interfaced With Waterfall? The long answer is yes, but the short answer is yes, but try to find a way to avoid the self-inflicted complexity. If you can’t …

SPaMCAST 532 - Spectrum Thinking, An Interview With Julia Wester

February 3rd, 2019

33:14

SPaMCAST features our interview with Julia Wester.  Julia returns to the cast to discuss spectrum thinking.  Specturn thinking is an important tool …

SPaMCAST 531- Balancing Control and Self-Organization, Cognitive Biases - Essays and Discussions

January 27th, 2019

24:58

SPaMCAST 531 features our essay on Balancing Control and Self-Organization to Avoid Heat Death.  Control and self-organization represent a classic …

SPaMCAST 530 - Agile and Enterprise Architecture, An Interview with Justin McPherson

January 20th, 2019

43:13

On January 18, 2007 show zero was posted.  Show zero established the RSS feed and let me get some of the bugs out of our workflow.  We begin year 13 next week. Thank you for being part of the Software Process and …

SPaMCAST 529 - Habit and Commitment, Nonlinear and Analog Thinking, Essays and Conversations

January 13th, 2019

14:34

SPaMCAST 529 features our essay titled Habit and Commitment.  We are still early enough in the year to be pursuing new beginnings and the New Year …

SPaMCAST 528 - Continuous Digital, An Interview With Allan Kelly

January 6th, 2019

35:58

SPaMCAST 528  features our interview with Allan Kelly.  Allan makes his third appearance on the cast to talk about his book Continuous Digital (buy a copy!) and the state of agile.  A great way to start the year!

SPaMCAST 527 - Story Maps, Agile Risk Management, Essays and Discussion

December 30th, 2018

22:43

SPaMCAST 527, is our last podcast of 2018.  We say goodbye to 2018 by talking about user story maps.  User story maps are both versatile and an …

SPaMCAST 526 - A Lean-Agile Gaming Startup, An Interview with Freddie Clark

December 23rd, 2018

32:17

SPaMCAST 526 features an interview with Freddie Clark.  Mr. Clark is a tester and Scrum Master by day and video game entrepreneur in the evening.  We had an in-depth conversation about using Scrum and other agile …

SPaMCAST 525 - Story Points and RATS, MVP and Testing, Essays and Discussions

December 16th, 2018

16:36

SPaMCAST 525 continues our conversation about story points.  Many teams find that story points are only a partially useful tool to facilitate the …

SPaMCAST 524 - Quality, Risk and Agile Testing, An Interview with Matt Heusser

December 9th, 2018

38:33

SPaMCAST 524 features the return of Matt Heusser.   Matt and I talk about the nuts and bolts of being a tester in today’s software environment …

SPaMCAST 523 - Goodbye To Story Points, Centers of Excellence, Essays and Discussions

December 2nd, 2018

20:21

SPaMCAST 523 features our essay on story points.  Story points were a tool designed to give teams a rough understanding of their flow of work. It was …

SPaMCAST 522 - Scaling Agile and Getting To A MVP, An Interview With Jeff Anderson

November 25th, 2018

31:03

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 522 features the return of Jeff Anderson.  Jeff returns to discuss scaling agile and getting to a minimum viable product. Many teams and organizations struggle with the concepts …

SPaMCAST 521 - User Stories and Legacy Code, Software Catechism, Essays and Discussions

November 18th, 2018

15:51

SPaMCAST 521 features our essay on user stories and legacy code.  A common question is how user stories can be developed for legacy code or for problems that crop up in production.  The implication is that creating user …

SPaMCAST 520 - Velocity and Escape Velocity, An Interview with Doc Norton

November 11th, 2018

37:09

SPaMCAST 520 features our interview with Doc Norton. We talked about his new book Escape Velocity, measurement, and why velocity isn’t generally a good measure for teams. By the time teams get to a point where story …

SPaMCAST 519 - Coaching Code of Ethics, How to Become An Agilist

November 4th, 2018

23:03

SPaMCAST 519 features our essay on a code of ethics for agile coaches. A code of ethics is a compilation of ethical principles brought together into a framework. Most professions have a code of ethics that guide their …

SPaMCAST 518 - Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring, An Interview With Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

October 28th, 2018

37:43

SPaMCAST 518 features our interview with Rebecca Staton-Reinstein.  We discussed leadership, the difference between leadership and management, …

SPaMCAST 517 - Product Owners, The Hard Role in Agile Live

October 21st, 2018

35:38

SPaMCAST 517 is very different from my original plan -- and pretty cool if I do say so my self.  This week I spoke at ISMA 16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I …

SPaMCAST 516 - Agile Testing and More, An Interview With Nishi Grover Garg

October 14th, 2018

29:21

SPaMCAST 516 features our interview with Nishi Grover Garg.  Nishi and I started by discussing the major differences in agile and non-agile testing …

SPaMCAST 515 - Transformations and Agile Metrics, Quality, and Dependencies, Essays and Discussions

October 7th, 2018

28:08

SPaMCAST 515 features our essay on transformation and agile metrics. Whether you like the word transformation or not, many in the process improvement …

SPaMCAST 514 - DevOps, people, and Agile Fitting The Pieces Together, An Interview With John Clapham

September 30th, 2018

31:52

SPaMCAST 514 features our interview with John Clapham. John and I talked DevOps, people, agile, and how all those pieces fit together coherently or not. John even quoted Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. This is a …

SPaMCAST 513 - Reciprocity and Passengers, Self-directed Teams, Hard Deadlines, Essays and Discussions

September 23rd, 2018

32:46

SPaMCAST 513 features a second essay on reciprocity.  One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn is that some people on a team are passengers and …

SPaMCAST 512 - CMMI Version 2, Agile Performance Holarchy, An Interview With Jeff Dalton

September 16th, 2018

39:45

SPaMCAST 512 marks the return of Jeff Dalton.  Jeff and I talked about the CMMI Version 2.0 and the Agile Performance Holarchy.  The CMMI is often …

SPaMCAST 511 - Reciprocity in Action, Domain Specific Languages, Retrospectives, Essays and Discussions

September 9th, 2018

21:41

SPaMCAST 511 features our essay on reciprocity.  Reciprocal agreements are part of working and playing well with others that we begin learning on the playground and then bring to the office with us. There are many types …

SPaMCAST 510 - TameFlow, A Discussion with Steve Tendon and Wolfram Müller

September 2nd, 2018

30:02

We are doing something special in SPaMCAST 510.  Over the past couple of years, we have talked to Steve Tendon and Wolfram Müller about their book,

SPaMCAST 509 - Demonstrating Incomplete Work, Architects and Root Cause Analysis, Essays and Discussions

August 26th, 2018

36:17

SPaMCAST 509 will feature our essay discussing if you can demonstrate incomplete work.  My knee-jerk reaction is no...or maybe heck no, but knee-jerk reactions are not always right.

Blog entries in the what happens to …

SPaMCAST 508 - Product Owners and Scrum Masters, An Interview with Vasco Duarte

August 19th, 2018

32:19

SPaMCAST 508 features our interview with Vasco Duarte!  Vasco and I discuss vision and product owners. The product owner role is crucial. To be …

SPaMCAST 507 - Consensus Decision Making, Agile Myths, Bad Decisions, Essays and Discussions

August 12th, 2018

38:49

SPaMCAST 507 opens with our essay on consensus decision making. Consensus decision-making techniques are used by almost every team. The process of …

SPaMCAST 506 - Distributed Agile Teams, an Interview With Mark Kilby

August 5th, 2018

36:07

SPaMCAST 506 features our interview with Mark Kilby.  Mark and I explored distributed agile teams. Agile in distributed environments is doable, but it isn’t easy. Mark provides guidance and advice. Mark recently …

SPaMCAST 505 - Coaching, Tameflow and A Servant Management, Essays and Discussions

July 29th, 2018

33:05

SPaMCAST 505 features our recent essay titled, Coaching: Six Modes of Operation. On the surface, coaching is a fairly simple role. A coach has six …

SPaMCAST 504 - Continuous Testing, an Interview with Gerie Owen

July 22nd, 2018

26:00

SPaMCAST 504 features our interview with Gerie Owen.  Gerie and I discussed continuous testing, DevOps, and testing in an agile culture! We worked …

SPaMCAST 503 - The Knife’s Edge of Change, Muda and People, Communication

July 15th, 2018

28:30

SPaMCAST 503 features our essay “Culture: The Knife’s Edge of Change.”  I have often heard the line, culture eats change for breakfast. Culture, …

SPaMCAST 502 - Marcus Hammarberg, Salvation: The Bungsu Story - Agile In The Real World

July 8th, 2018

49:07

SPaMCAST 502 features our interview Marcus Hammarberg.  Marcus returns to talk about his new book Salvation: The Bungsu Story (https://amzn.to/2u1ndYs).  The story provides a real-life example of how agile can save the …

SPaMCAST 501- Agile Metrics, Cycle Time, Third Parties in Testing, Certifications

July 1st, 2018

35:49

SPaMCAST 501 features our essay on Agile Metrics. Progress is easy to visualize when we use the yardstick of calendar time. My wife and I spent 17 …

SPaMCAST 500 - Marcus Blankenship, Teams Are At The Core of Delivery

June 24th, 2018

35:15

Show 500!  SPaMCAST 001 went live on Sunday January 28, 2007 at 9:28 PM - it has been a great journey from then to now!  The first interview was a two-parter with Will McKnight. Give it a listen at https://bit.ly/2lryNaC

SPaMCAST 499 - Trust and Coaching, TameFlow, Software Safety

June 17th, 2018

29:43

SPaMCAST 499 will feature our essay on trust and coaching. Coaches are among most effective tools used to help teams improve. In SPaMCAST 496 – Sam …

SPaMCAST 498 - John Kordyback, Agile - The Technical Side

June 10th, 2018

33:31

SPaMCAST 498 features our interview John Kordyback.  Agile is more than just Scrum or a bunch of values. Agile has a technical side that can’t be ignored. This week, John and I have a wide-ranging conversation covering …

SPaMCAST 497 - Micromanagement, Getting a Handle, Hybrid Agile Solutions

June 3rd, 2018

35:43

SPaMCAST 497 features our essay on micromanagement.  Micromanagement is a bane to employees that fall under a micromanager’s control. If you ask any …

SPaMCAST 496 - Sam Laing, Coaching Agile Teams

May 27th, 2018

30:09

SPaMCAST 496 features our interview with Sam Laing.  Sam and I talked about coaching agile teams. The goal of coaching is to help people unleash their inner power.  We also touch on the difference between coaching and …

SPaMCAST 495 - Done, Waste and Innovation; Kanban to the Kanban Power

May 20th, 2018

28:31

SPaMCAST 495 features our essay titled, The Definition of Done: Simplicity and Complexity Revisited. The Definition of Done is an important agile technique to help teams plan and execute work. The simplest definition of …

SPaMCAST 494 - Alan Mallory, The Family that Conquered Everest

May 13th, 2018

29:03

SPaMCAST 494 features our interview with Alan Mallory.  We discussed his book The Family That Conquered Everest (https://amzn.to/2Iiz3Tc).  The book provides strong lessons on leadership and teamwork in an environment …

SPaMCAST 493 - Thoughts on Kaizen, QA Corner, TameFlow Chapter 22

May 6th, 2018

36:58

SPaMCAST 493 features our essay titled Thoughts on Kaizen. The punchline is that the goal of continuous improvement is to help teams to eliminate waste (Muda, Muri, Mura), while improving an organization’s capability …

SPaMCAST 492- Murali Chemuturi, Software Design

April 29th, 2018

36:06

Software Process and Measurement Cast 492 features our recent interview with Murali Chemuturi.  Murali and I discussed his new book tilted Software Design: A Comprehensive Guide to Software Development Projects (Link

SPaMCAST 491- When Done Breaks Production, Personal Kanban, Real Software Quality

April 22nd, 2018

30:17

Software Process and Measurement Cast 491 features our essay titled, Can “Done” Be Allowed To Break Production?  The most succinct answer to the question is always no, the story is not done. The reason is that the story …

SPaMCAST 490 - Michael West, Real Process Improvement

April 15th, 2018

32:38

Software Process and Measurement Cast 490 features a return visit from Michael West.  Michael West is the author of Return On Process (ROP): Getting …

SPaMCAST 489 - Gemba Walk, Agile Development, No Right Way

April 8th, 2018

29:03

SPaMCAST 489 features our essay titled, Lean: The Science and Art of a Gemba Walk Deciding on the purpose and scope of a Gemba walk is part science and part art. The part that is science is driven by measurement and …

SPaMCAST 488 - Prem Ranganath, Innovation and Excellence

April 1st, 2018

38:19

SPaMCAST 488 features our interview with Prem Ranganath. Prem and I discussed why organizations need to focus on innovation and excellence.  The topic might sound trite; however, making innovation and excellence happen …

SPaMCAST 487 - Don’t Shortcut Shu Ha Ri, Not A Scrumdamentalist, What Works

March 25th, 2018

30:14

SPaMCAST opens with our essay, Don’t Shortcut Shu Ha Ri. Recently I have been thinking about just how rigorously practitioners need to follow the …

SPaMCAST 486 - Daniel S Vacanti, Actionable Agile Metrics

March 18th, 2018

42:41

SPaMCAST 486 features our interview with Daniel S. Vacanti.  Mr. Vacanti is the author of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction.  We discussed the concepts in the book, answered a question from …

SPaMCAST 485 - Choose a Mentor, Trust Your Team, Muddling Through Part 2

March 11th, 2018

29:45

SPaMCAST 485 features essay titled “A Simple Checklist for Choosing a Mentor.” Everyone needs a mentor, but they are hard to find, and even when you find someone willing they might not be the right person!  Enter: a …

SPaMCAST 484 - Andriy Bas, Teal, Holacracy, Creativity, Productivity and Flat Organizations

March 4th, 2018

28:13

SPaMCAST 484 features our interview with Andriy Bas of UPTech.  Andriy and his partner have created a firm that has truly embraced the ideas of …

SPaMCAST 483 - Measuring The Value of Agile, TameFlow Chapter 21, Agile Culture

February 25th, 2018

44:39

SPaMCAST 483 will feature our essay on measuring the value delivered by agile. The essay begins: “Organizations and teams come to agile—for that matter, any concept, framework or technique—for a wide variety of reasons. …

SPaMCAST 482 - Diversity and Women in Agile, An Interview with Natalie Warnert

February 18th, 2018

35:26

Software Process and Measurement Cast 482 features our interview with Natalie Warnert.  We talked about the diversity of voice, thoughts and ideas …

SPaMCAST 481 - User Story Hierarchy, Extended Backus-Naur, QAs on the Loose

February 11th, 2018

29:15

SPaMCAST 481 will feature our essay on the Life Cycle of A User Story.  A user story - a brief, simple requirement statement from the user’s …

SPaMCAST 480 - Paul Gibbons, The Science of Successful Organizational Change

February 4th, 2018

33:32

SPaMCAST 480 features our interview with Paul Gibbons.  Paul and I had a wide-ranging discussion that began with his wonderful book The Science of …

SPaMCAST 479 - Mentor or Coach, TameFlow Chapter 21a, Employee Engagement

January 28th, 2018

44:15

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 479 has three columns. The first column features a recent essay on the difference between a coach and a …

SPaMCAST 478 - Business Agility Institute, An Interview With Evan Leybourn

January 21st, 2018

31:06

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 478 features our interview with Evan Leybourn.  Evan is back to discuss his new venture, The Business Agility Institute. Agile is not just for software anymore!

Bio

Evan is the …

SPaMCAST 477 - Silence: A Powerful Tool, Muddling Through, Monolithic Monolith

January 14th, 2018

34:59

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 477 features our essay on silence.  Silence is a powerful tool to guide conversations and mine information …

SPaMCAST 476 - Kyle Siemens, The Case for Certifications

January 7th, 2018

34:32

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 476 features our interview with Kyle Siemens.  Kyle is CEO at Brightest. We discussed the case for …

SPaMCAST 475 - Annual Round Table - Agile Not Just For Software Anymore

December 31st, 2017

32:41

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 475 features the majority of the SPaMCAST Crew in a round-robin discussion.  The recording session covered three topics; however, today we tackle the first topic: Whether agile …

SPaMCAST 474 - Tom Henricksen, Online Agile Summit - A Discussion

December 24th, 2017

22:03

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 474 features our interview with Tom Henricksen.  Tom recently organized and executed the Agile Online Summit that I participated in.  We get behind the scene story about how the …

SPaMCAST 473 - Six Important Flow Metrics and Tameflow Chapter 20 Part 3

December 17th, 2017

25:21

SPaMCAST 473 features our essay on 6 Important Flow Metrics!  Getting the most value out of a process is important to any leader.  Balancing getting the most value with getting value sooner complicates the discussion. …

SPaMCAST 472 - Michael Harris, The Business Value of Software

December 10th, 2017

43:05

SPaMCAST 472 features our interview with Mike Harris.  We discussed his new book, The Business Value of Software. We discussed the definition of value and why value matters! In reality, software development, …

SPaMCAST 471 - 20 Transformation Killers, QA and Requirements, Systems Thinking

December 3rd, 2017

41:20

SPaMCAST 471 features our essay on the top 20 transformation killers.  Each transformation killer is a big deal, but if you combine two or more you …

SPaMCAST 470 - Ben Linders, What Drives Quality

November 26th, 2017

29:36

SPaMCAST 470 features the return of Ben Linders. Ben and I discussed his new book, What Drives Quality.  Quality is something we all want and is required by our customers and clients BUT determining how we get quality …

SPaMCAST 469 - Consensus Decision-Making, Cognitive Bias, TameFlow

November 19th, 2017

41:02

SPaMCAST 469 features our essay on consensus decision-making.  Consensus decision-making is one of the most prevalent decision-making tools in …

SPaMCAST 467 - Value, Testing in Difficult Situations, Management

November 5th, 2017

47:22

SPaMCAST 467 features our essay on value. Value is the most talked about and least understood concept in Agile. In terms of software development, enhancements, and maintenance, the value of a piece of work is the worth …

SPaMCAST 466 - Ross Smith, Legacy Application Modernization

October 29th, 2017

32:13

SPaMCAST 466 features our interview with Ross Smith.  Ross and I discussed legacy application modernization.  Legacy application modernization delivers quantitative and qualitative value to organizations. Modernization …

SPaMCAST 465 - Re-Booting Teams, Structure, TameFlow

October 22nd, 2017

45:00

SPaMCAST 465 features our essay on re-booting teams. Not every team issue can be solved with a standard pallet of techniques. However, nearly every …

Agile Online Summit Promo

October 20th, 2017

3:01

Agile Online Summit
30 Oct – 3 Nov 2017
The Agile Online Summit gives you a chance to see great agile speakers from your device.

At the summit, I talk about the power of storytelling with Tom Henricksen!

General …

SPaMCAST 464 - Beth Leonard, Risk Based Thinking and More

October 15th, 2017

33:56

SPaMCAST 464 features our interview with Beth Leonard.  Beth and I talked about innovative thinking, risk-based reviews, the CMMI and making the software development process more effective and efficient. Beth is an …

SPaMCAST 463 - Resonance and the Big Picture, Simple and Wrong, Motivating Testers

October 8th, 2017

31:19

SPaMCAST 463 features our essay on using big picture stories to generate resonance.  Early in the history of Agile, most descriptions of Agile included the need to define a central metaphor to help guide the work. …

SPaMCAST 462 - Project Management for Automotive Engineers, An Interview With Jon M Quigley

October 1st, 2017

35:27

SPaMCAST 462 features our interview with Jon M Quigley  We discussed his new book Project Management for Automotive Engineers. Jon co-authored the book with Roopa Shenoy. The book and the ideas in the book are relevant …

SPaMCAST 461 - Agile - Leadership Required, Skills, Common Cause Variation

September 24th, 2017

40:33

SPaMCAST 461 features our essay - Agile -- Leadership Required.  For an Agile transformation to be effective and then stay effective there are four cornerstones of Agile leadership constancy that must be addressed with …

SPaMCAST 460 - Peter Varhol, Machine Learning, AI, Testing, Careers

September 17th, 2017

33:31

SPaMCAST 460 features our interview with Peter Varhol.  Peter and I discussed machine learning and AI, and how it will impact software development …

SPaMCAST 459 - Resistance, Testing Packages, Innovation and Intention

September 10th, 2017

48:43

SPaMCAST 459 features our essay on resistance.  Organizational change is a common, almost ubiquitous, feature in today’s business world. Change is known under many monikers ranging from transformation to creative …

SPaMCAST 458 - Billie Schuttpelz, Coaching and Facilitation

September 3rd, 2017

33:40

SPaMCAST 458 features our interview with Billie Schuttpelz.  We discussed why many organizations need help learning to use agile and lean.  We delved …

SPaMCAST 457 - Cognitive Biases and Decisions, Hiring, Learning Organizations

August 27th, 2017

44:21

SPaMCAST 457 features our essay on cognitive biases and their impact on decision making.  If you doubt the impact of biases on decision making, read …

SPaMCAST 456 - Jeff Dalton, Agile Leadership

August 20th, 2017

34:06

SPaMCAST 456 features our interview with Jeff Dalton.  Jeff makes his fifth appearance as an interviewee. Jeff discussed leadership and whether leadership is more or less important in the Agile, dynamic world we find …

SPaMCAST 455 - Michael King, Agile and Discipline In Action

August 13th, 2017

27:48

SPaMCAST 455 features our interview with Michael King.  We talked about Michael’s approach to Agile, process improvement and the CMMI at Halfaker and Associates.  Michael provides a glimpse into making a change in the …

SPaMCAST 454 - Iteration Planning, QA Leads, Trash or Treasure

August 6th, 2017

56:54

SPaMCAST 454 features three columns!  The first is our essay and checklists on iteration planning. Aristotle stated that “well begun is half done.” …

SPaMCAST 453 - James Shore, Agile Fluency Model

July 30th, 2017

33:43

SPaMCAST 453 features our interview with James Shore.  We began with a discussion of the Agile Fluency Model, including the concepts and ideas that led to the model and then got into topics such as whether Agile can …

SPaMCAST 452 - Personal Process Improvement, Ethics in Software, People

July 23rd, 2017

41:24

SPaMCAST 452 features our essay on personal process improvement.  We are responsible for our own path in life. Stepping back and reviewing where we are today and where we want to be tomorrow is a form of a …

SPaMCAST 451 - Askhat Urazbaev, Pragmatic Agile and The Impact of Culture

July 16th, 2017

46:43

SPaMCAST 451 features our interview with Askhat Urazbaev.  Askhat brings a very pragmatic view of Agile in all of its many forms to the Software Process and Measurement Cast.  This interview covers a lot of ground, …

SPaMCAST 450 - Product Frameworks, Holistic Architecture

July 9th, 2017

33:02

SPaMCAST 450 features our essay on Product Roadmaps.  Roadmaps link an organization’s strategy to action. Product roadmaps are directional and answer …

SPaMCAST 448 - Uncertainty in Software Development, TameFlow, Leading QA

June 25th, 2017

48:04

SPaMCAST 448 features our essay on uncertainty. Al Pittampalli said, “uncertainty and complexity produce anxiety we wish to escape.” Dealing with …

SPaMCAST 447 - Product Owners and The Business Analyst with Angela Wick

June 18th, 2017

31:52

SPaMCAST 447 features our interview with Angela Wick on the role of the Product Owner and Business Analyst in Agile efforts. These two roles are …

SPaMCAST 446 - Questions, Go-To People, Servant Leadership

June 11th, 2017

38:35

SPaMCAST 446 will feature our essay on questions.  Questions are a coach and facilitator’s secret power! But, with great power comes great …

SPaMCAST 445 - Selecting Software Metrics, An Interview With Capers Jones

June 4th, 2017

26:55

SPaMCAST 445 features the return of a favorite, Capers Jones.  It is always fun to talk with someone with their own page in Wikepedia.  Capers and I talked about his new book, A Guide to Selecting Software Measures and …

SPaMCAST 444 - Product Owner - The Hard Role, QA Value, Work In Process Limits

May 28th, 2017

46:30

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our essay revisiting the product owner role. The product owner role is hard, often messed …

SPaMCAST 443 - Brad Clark, Cost Estimation COCOMO II, COCOMO III

May 21st, 2017

35:23

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Brad Clark.  Brad and I talked about cost estimation, estimation in government and COCOMO II and what is on the way in COCOMO III. Even if you …

SPaMCAST 442 - Capability Teams, Software and Social Systems, Software Quality

May 14th, 2017

39:12

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 442 features our essay on capability teams. The use of teams to deliver business value is at the core of …

SPaMCAST 441 - John Le Drew, Safety Improves The Value of Teams

May 7th, 2017

45:57

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 441 features our interview with John Le Drew.  John and I discussed the concept of safety at work, and how safety, or the lack of it, affects the effectiveness of software teams.

SPaMCAST 440 - Two Storytelling Techniques, Testing Conferences, Mental Models

April 30th, 2017

36:39

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 440 features our essay on two storytelling techniques: premortems and business obituaries.  Almost all work that takes more than a few days is subject to risks that are not …

SPaMCAST 439 - It's Time to Think, An Interview With Alex Yakyma

April 23rd, 2017

33:07

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 439 features Alex Yakyma.  Our discussion focused on the industry's broken mindset that prevents it from …

SPaMCAST 438 - Size for Testers, Organizations as Systems, Problem Solving

April 17th, 2017

28:01

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 438 features our essay on leveraging sizing in testing. Size can be a useful tool for budgeting and …

SPaMCAST 437 Steven Adams, Five Dysfunctions of a Team

April 9th, 2017

41:37

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 437 features a discussion of our recent re-read of  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass, Copyright 2002, 33rd printing) with Steven Adams.  Steve …

SPaMCAST 436 - Incrementalism, UAT and Agile, Systems Thinking

April 3rd, 2017

35:37

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 436 features our essay titled, Change Fatigue, Tunnel Vision, and Watts Humphrey, in which we answer the …

SPaMCAST 435 - Allan Kelly, #NoProjects, Value

March 26th, 2017

42:27

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 435 features our interview with Allan Kelly.  Our discussion touched on the concepts behind #NoProjects.  Allan describes how the concept of a project leads to a number of …

SPaMCAST 434 - Big Bang or Not, Human Side of Flow, Fermi Questions

March 19th, 2017

36:09

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 434 features our essay on Change Implementations - To Big Bang or Not To Big Bang? The knee jerk reaction amongst transformation leaders is usually a loud NO! However, the …

SPaMCAST 433 - Jeff Dalton, Holacracy is the Future

March 12th, 2017

37:55

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 433 features our interview with Jeff Dalton discussing holacracy.  Holocracy.org defines holacracy as, “a …

SPaMCAST 432- Leadership Types, On-Boarding, Surprises in QA, Holy Trinity

February 26th, 2017

49:38

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 432 begins with an essay on the impact of leadership types on adopting and sustaining Agile.  Leadership style has a direct impact on an organization’s ability to adopt and …

SPaMCAST 431- Andrew Neitlich, Leadership is Core a Requirement

February 19th, 2017

30:35

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 431 features our interview with  Andrew Neitlich on leadership.  We discussed whether leadership can be learned and if tech leadership is different than other kinds of …

SPaMCAST 430 - Product Owner, The Complicated Role, The Thinker, Constraints

February 12th, 2017

52:26

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 430  features an essay on product owners.  The product owner role is nuanced, always complicated and …

SPaMCAST 429 - Ryan Ripley, Agile Certifications Good and Bad Influences

February 5th, 2017

51:27

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 429 is a  special event. Ryan Ripley (who appeared on SPaMCAST 404 and is the host of the Agile for Humans

SPaMCAST 428 - Mark Bojeun, Project and Product Visions

January 29th, 2017

33:59

One my favorite serial interviewees, Dr. Mark Bojeun, returns to the Software Process and Measurement Cast for a third time (we may need to get him a …

SPaMCAST 427 - Onward to Post-Agile Age, Product Owner in Testing, Requirements and Configuration Management

January 22nd, 2017

1:02:05

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 427 begins with an essay on the Post-Agile Age, titled Onward to Post-Agile Age.  The Post-Agile Age is coming and it is a bed that human nature and commercial pressures have …

SPaMCAST 426 - SPaMCAST Round Table, Quality, Agile and Security

January 15th, 2017

51:10

SPaMCAST 426 marks a milestone!  SPaMCAST 426 is the end of Year 10.  The Cast features our second annual roundtable.  Almost all of the SPaMCAST contributors gathered virtually to discuss a number of topics, including:

SPaMCAST 425 - Annual Tune-Up Ideas, Leadership, Kanban, Flow and Throughput

January 8th, 2017

44:28

Happy New Year!  

SPaMCAST 425 features our annual tune-up ideas. We need to strive to be more effective and efficient every day or the world will pass us by!  These are suggestions that have worked for me and might be …

SPaMCAST 424 - Penny Pullan, Virtual Leadership

January 1st, 2017

41:07

Happy New Year!  

SPaMCAST 424 features our interview with Penny Pullin.  Penny returns to the SPaMCAST to discuss her new book Virtual Leadership: …

SPaMCAST 423 - Software Quality, QA Certifications, Languages, Configuration Management Part 2

December 25th, 2016

53:17

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 423 builds  on our interview from last week with Philip Lew.  This week we lead with a discussion of measuring quality.  Quality is related to risk, productivity and customer …

SPaMCAST 422 - Philip Lew, Agile Risk Management and Quality

December 18th, 2016

27:20

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 422 features our interview with Phil Lew.  Phil and I talked about the topic of Agile risk management.  We explored how risk can be managed in Agile projects and the barriers to …

SPaMCAST 421 - Vanity Metrics, Unity of Purpose, Leadership

December 11th, 2016

40:44

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 421 features our essay on vanity metrics.  Vanity metrics make people feel good, but are less useful for …

SPaMCAST 420 - John Hunter, Building Organizational Capability

December 4th, 2016

40:26

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 420 features our interview with John Hunter.  John is a SPaMCAST alumni; John first appeared on SPaMCAST 226 to talk about why management matters.  In this podcast John returns …

SPaMCAST 419 - Notes on Distributed Stand-ups, QA Corner, Configuration Management, Software Senesi

November 27th, 2016

39:27

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 419 features our essay on eight quick hints on dealing with stand-up meetings on distributed teams. Distributed Agile teams require a different level of care and feeding than a …

SPaMCAST 418 - Larry Cooper, The Agility Series

November 13th, 2016

48:42

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 418 features our interview with Larry Cooper.  Larry and I talked about his project, The Agility Series.  The series is providing the community an understanding of how Agile is …

SPaMCAST 417- Six Elements of Business Stories, QA Corner, Herbie and Tame Flow

October 31st, 2016

36:49

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 417 discusses the six elements of business stories.  These six elements are required for effective business stories.  We also tackle whether each of those elements are equally …

SPaMCAST 416 - Kirk Botula, Agility and Capability

October 24th, 2016

27:25

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Kirk Botula on capability.  Kirk makes the argument that capability is crucial …

SPaMCAST 415 - Risk Tolerance in Agile, Kotter Change Model, Innovation Bandwagon, Requirements Part 3

October 17th, 2016

52:51

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features four columns.  We begin with our essay on recognizing risk and risk tolerance.  Any discussion of …

SPaMCAST 414 - Marcus Hammarberg, Agile In the Real World

October 10th, 2016

55:40

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Marcus Hammarberg. We often think of Agile as a tool to build or maintain …

SPaMCAST 413 - Scaling Management, Throughput Accounting, QA Tools

October 3rd, 2016

36:09

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 413 features our essay on Scaling Agile and Management Styles.  This essay builds on our recent discussion of servant leadership. It is not as simple as adding teams or building …

SPaMCAST 412 - XP Explained a Discussion with Steven Adams

September 25th, 2016

27:46

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 412 features our discussion of XP Explained, Second Edition with Steven Adams.  It was a great talk that helped me understand why the book has (and continues to have) such a …

SPaMCAST 411 - Servant Leadership, Systems Thinking, Craftsmanship, Requirements

September 19th, 2016

52:07

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 411 includes four columns!  The first is our thoughts on servant leadership. A servant leader facilitates …

SPaMCAST 410 - Jessica Long, Storytelling in Agile

September 11th, 2016

25:05

In Software Process and Measurement Cast 410, we feature our interview with Jessica Long.  Jessica and I discussed storytelling. I find that …

SPaMCAST 409 - Team Structure, QA Presentations, Eliciting Requirements

September 4th, 2016

48:12

Special Note - SPAMCAST 409 was due to be posted last week, but bad things happened to my main computer and my backup decided to air-gap itself from the Internet.  That said, #409 is going up a week later so the Re-read …

SPaMCAST 408 - Kupe Kupersmith, Business Analysis and Agile

August 21st, 2016

41:29

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 408 features our interview with Kupe Kupersmith. Kupe and I discussed the role of the business analyst in …

SPaMCAST 407 - Magazine with Cagley, Hughson, Pries, and Tendon

August 14th, 2016

42:11

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 407 includes four separate columns.  We begin with a short essay refreshing the pros and cons of Test …

SPaMCAST 406 - Erik van Veenendaal, Quality, Agile and the TMMi

August 7th, 2016

36:24

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 406 features our interview with Erik van Veenendaal.  We discussed Agile testing, risk and testing, the Test Maturity Model Integrated (TMMi), and why in an Agile world quality …

SPaMCAST 405 - Moral License, Hazards, Change and Innovation, Assumptions, Test Scripting

July 31st, 2016

42:58

Software Process and Measurement Cast 405 is a cornucopia of topics!  We begin by exploring a bit of the psychology of change in four short essays. …

SPaMCAST 404 - Ryan Ripley, The Business of Agile

July 24th, 2016

35:02

Software Process and Measurement Cast 404 features our interview with Ryan Ripley.  We discussed The Business of Agile: Better, Faster, Cheaper at Agile. We discussed why having the answer for whether Agile is better, …

SPaMCAST 403 - Agile At Scale, Real Transformations, Forewarned is Forearmed

July 17th, 2016

41:02

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 403 features our essay on Agile practices at Scale. Scaling Agile is a contentious topic.  Frameworks and techniques for scaling are often lambasted as semi-Agile or perhaps …

SPaMCAST 402 - Ulises Torres, Benefits of CMMI and Agile Together

July 10th, 2016

26:08

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 402 features our interview with Ulises Torres.  Ulises and I talked about how his firm, Intellego, has leveraged Agile and the CMMI to improve quality, increase customer …

SPaMCAST 401 - Listening, Quality, Testing and Contract Closure, Developers and Testing

July 3rd, 2016

46:15

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 401 features three columns!  We begin with our essay on listening.  Every time we answer the phone, …

SPaMCAST 400 - Personal Kanban and More, An Interview With Jim Benson

June 26th, 2016

31:44

Software Process and Measurement Cast 400 features our interview with Jim Benson. Jim and I talked about personal Kanban, micromanagement, work-in-process limits, pattern matching, Pomodoro and more. A great interview …

SPaMCAST 399 – Storytelling and The Big Picture, Manifesto, Deliberate Practice

June 19th, 2016

42:11

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 399 features our essay titled, Storytelling: Developing The Big Picture for Agile Efforts. Agile reminds us that the focus of any set of requirements needs to be on an outcome …

SPaMCAST 398 – Kevin Kruse, 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

June 12th, 2016

30:17

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 398 features our interview with bestselling author Kevin Kruse.  We discussed his new book, 15 Secrets …

SPaMCAST 397 – Cumulative Flow Diagrams, QA Sign Off, Project Strategy

June 5th, 2016

46:13

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 397 features our essay on cumulative flow diagrams. A CFD can help everyone from team members to program …

SPaMCAST 396 - Mike Burrows, Agendashift

May 29th, 2016

32:27

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 396 begins our run up to Episode 400 with our interview of with Mike Burrows. Mike and I talked about his game changing idea of Agendashift. Agendashift identifies opportunities …

SPaMCAST 395 – Productivity, Accidental Innovation, Assimilation and Accommodation

May 22nd, 2016

52:32

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 395 features our essay on productivity. While productivity might not be the coolest subject, understanding …

SPaMCAST 394 – Yves Hanoulle, Lessons From Coaching Children

May 15th, 2016

41:01

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 394 features our interview with Yves Hanoulle. Yves returns to the Software Process and Measurement Cast to …

SPaMCAST 393 – Mix Tape 2010, Foy, Reinertsen, Jacobson

May 8th, 2016

15:25

One last week in mixtape format! I am completing a trip that is a mixture of vacation and a board meeting but that does not mean you have to forego your weekly SPaMCAST.  In place of our normal format, I am posting a …

SPaMCAST 392 – Mix Tape 2009, Lister, Chemuturi, Brennan

May 1st, 2016

14:21

I am still traveling for the next two weeks. The trip is a mixture of vacation and a board meeting but that does not mean you will have to forego your weekly SPaMCAST.  In place of our normal format, I am posting a mix …

SPaMCAST 391 – Mix Tape 2007 – 2008, McKnight, Iwanicki, Goldsmith

April 24th, 2016

7:58

The first full Software Process and Measurement Cast posted on January 29th, 2007. When the first cast posted we were on an every other week schedule …

SPaMCAST 390 – Vinay Patankar, Agile Value and Lean Start-ups

April 17th, 2016

23:38

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 390 features our interview with Vinay Patankar. We discussed his start up Process Street and the path Vinay and his partner took in order to embrace agile because it delivered …

SPaMCAST 389 – AUAT, Soft Skills, OODA vs PDCA

April 10th, 2016

34:08

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 389 essay on different layers and anti-patterns of Agile Acceptance Testing. Many practitioners see Agile …

SPaMCAST 388 – Dr Mark Bojeun, PMO As A Strategic Tool

April 3rd, 2016

29:23

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 388 features our interview with Dr. Mark Bojeun. Dr. Bojeun returns to the podcast to discuss how a PMO can …

SPaMCAST 387 –Storytelling As A Tool, Critical Roles, QA Career Path

March 27th, 2016

50:01

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 387 includes three features.  The first is our essay on storytelling.  Storytelling is a tool that is …

SPaMCAST 386 – Jason Little, Storytelling in Change Management

March 20th, 2016

35:30

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 386 features our interview with Jason Little. Jason and I discussed his exploration of storytelling in …

SPaMCAST 385 - Agile Portfolio Metrics, Why Diversity, Fast Is Not Enough

March 13th, 2016

36:55

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 385 features our essay on Agile portfolio metrics. Agile portfolio metrics are integral to prioritization …

SPaMCAST 384 - Gwen Walsh, Leadership and End Annual Reviews

March 6th, 2016

40:17

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 384 features our interview with Gwen Walsh. Gwen is the President of TechEdge LLC. We discuss leadership and why leadership is important. We also discuss the topic of …

SPaMCAST 383 – Peer Reviews, Responsibility without Authority, Shared Visions

February 28th, 2016

47:04

Software Process and Measurement Cast 383 features our essay on peer reviews.  Peer reviews are a tool to remove defects before we need to either …

SPaMCAST 382 – Ben Linders, Continuous Process Improvement

February 21st, 2016

34:06

Software Process and Measurement Cast 382 features our interview with Ben Linders. Ben revisits the Software Process and Measurement Cast to discuss his recent series of articles on targeting, finding, and eradicating …

SPaMCAST 381 – Agile Adoption vs Transformation, Myths of Greenfield Development, Gender Gap in Computer Science

February 14th, 2016

28:25

Software Process and Measurement Cast 381 features our essay on Agile adoption.  Words are important. They can rally people to your banner or create barriers. Every word communicates information and intent. There has …

Spamcast 380 - Kim Robertson, The Big Picture of Configuration Management

February 7th, 2016

44:49

Software Process and Measurement Cast 380 features our interview with Kim Robertson. Kim and I talked about big picture configuration management.  Without good configuration managements work, products, and programs …

SPaMCAST 379 - Done and Value, Test Data, Budgets Are Harmful

January 31st, 2016

39:08

Software Process and Measurement Cast 379 features our short essay on the relationship between done and value. The essay is in response to a question from Anteneh Berhane.  Anteneh called me to ask one of the hardest …

SPaMCAST 378 – Evan Leybourn, No More Projects

January 24th, 2016

35:15

We begin year 10 of the Software Process and Measurement Cast with our Interview with Evan Leybourn. Evan returns to the Software Process and Measurement Cast to discuss the "end to IT projects." We discussed the idea …

SPaMCAST 377 – Empathy, Getting Things Done, Culture Change

January 17th, 2016

42:28

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature three columns.  our essay on empathy. Coaching is a key tool to help individuals …

SPaMCAST 376 - Women In Tech, Microservices, Capabilities and More

January 10th, 2016

52:08

This week we are doing something special. Right after the New Year holiday, all of the regulars from the Software Process and Measurement Cast …

SPaMCAST 375 – Quality Essay, Estimating Testing, Discovery Driven Planning

January 3rd, 2016

49:08

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast opens with our essay on quality and measuring quality. Software quality is a simple phrase that is …

SPaMCAST 374 - Jerry Weinberg, Quality, Grandfather of Agile

December 27th, 2015

1:00:29

In this Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our interview with Gerald M. Weinberg. We discussed quality and the how quality is related to value.  A talk with Jerry is always profound; however, I must …

SPaMCAST 373 – #NotImplementedNoValue Essay, Models are Wrong

December 20th, 2015

27:09

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 373 features our essay #NotImplementedNoValue. The twelve principles that underpin the Agile Manifesto include several that link the concept of value to the delivery of working …

SPaMCAST 372 – Vasco Duarte, #NoEstimates

December 13th, 2015

39:49

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 372 features our interview with Vasco Duarte. Vasco returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, #NoEstimates Book.  In the interview, Vasco and I discussed the underlying …

SPaMCAST 371 – Focus and Pomodoro, QA Environment, Learning Organizations

December 6th, 2015

32:00

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 371 features our essay on Focus and the Pomodoro technique.  Focus might be just about the most important technique available for getting work done. Focus and attention are …

SPaMCAST 370 - Greger Wikstrand, Should You Distrust Agile?

November 29th, 2015

29:46

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 370 features my discussion with Greger Wikstrand.  Greger and I discussed his article titled “Should you …

SPaMCAST 369 – The Stand-Up Meeting, #NoEstimates, More on Mastery

November 22nd, 2015

53:11

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 369 features our essay on stand-up meetings.  Stand-up meetings are a combination of tactical planning on steroids and the perfect start to a great day. Stand-up meetings are …

SPaMCAST 368 – Pedro Serrador, The Proof of Agile!

November 15th, 2015

30:45

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 368 features our interview with Pedro Serrador. We discussed his research, paper, and presentation titled “Does Agile Work?” Pedro lays out his research on whether and not Agile …

SPaMCAST 367 – Scaled Agile Charters, Testing Communities of Practice

November 8th, 2015

37:04

The Software Process and Measurement Cast includes two columns this week.  The first is our essay: Scaled Agile Charters.  A scaled Agile charter is …

SPaMCAST 366 – Jeff Dalton, 12 Attributes of Great and Agile Organizations

November 1st, 2015

34:56

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features my interview with Jeff Dalton.  Jeff returns to the Software Process and Measurement Cast to …

SPaMCAST 365 - Agile Project Charters, Improvisation, Customer-Driven Development

October 25th, 2015

49:25

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast includes three columns!  The first is our essay on Agile Project Charters.  Project charters, done …

SPaMCAST 364- Best 2014 Mix Tape

October 18th, 2015

10:12

I am still on vacation (at least for a few more hours), and this week we have another mixtape for you. This week I have included the responses to the …

SPaMCAST 363- Best 2013 Mix Tape

October 11th, 2015

18:59

I am on vacation for a two weeks and could not leave you without some Monday morning mind candy, therefore, we are doing two very special shows this …

SPaMCAST 362 - Chris Nurre, Agile Coaching In the Real World

October 4th, 2015

42:07

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Chris Nurre.  Chris is a developer and Agile Coach extraordinaire. We …

SPaMCAST 361 – Why Software Measurement, Who Needs Architects

September 27th, 2015

36:54

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast includes two columns.  The first is our essay on software measurement. When we measure we are …

SPaMCAST 360 - Steve Boronski, Prince2, Prince2 Agile

September 20th, 2015

28:37

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature interview with Steve Boronski. Steve and I had a great conversation about Agile and Prince2. The conversation focused on the new Prince2 Agile Project …

SPaMCAST 359 - Reviews and Inspections, Independent QA, Improvisation

September 13th, 2015

49:35

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features three columns.  The first our essay on Reviews and Inspections.  Reviews and inspections …

SPaMCAST 358 - Julia Wester, The Manager’s Role In Agile

September 6th, 2015

41:45

This week’s Software Process and Measurement features our interview with Julia Wester.  Julia is an Improvement Coach at LeanKit and writes the Every …

SPaMCAST 357 – Mind Mapping, Who Needs Architects, TameFlow Chapter 4

August 30th, 2015

51:19

The Software Process and Measurement our essay on Mind Mapping. I view Mind Mapping as a great technique to stimulate creative thinking and organize …

SPaMCAST 356 - Steve Turner, Time and Inbox Management

August 23rd, 2015

34:06

The Software Process and Measurement 356 features our interview with Steve Turner.  Steve and I talked time management and email inbox tyranny! If you let your inbox and interruptions manage your day you will deliver …

SPaMCAST 355 – Agile Success Factors, Who Owns QA, Software Models

August 16th, 2015

37:44

The week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features three columns.  The first is our essay on Agile Success Factors.  We recently surveyed a …

SPaMCAST 354 -Allan Kelly, #NoProjects

August 9th, 2015

46:42

The week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Allan Kelly.  We talked #NoProjects and having a focus of delivering a consistent flow of value.  The classic project framework causes us to …

SPaMCAST 353 -Learning Styles, Microservices for All, Tame Flow

August 2nd, 2015

39:19

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features three columns.  The first is our essay on learning styles.  Learning styles are useful to …

SPaMCAST 352 – Gil Broza, The Agile Mind-Set

July 26th, 2015

33:42

Software Process and Measurement Cast 352 features our interview with Gil Broza.  We discussed Gil’s new book The Agile Mind-Set. Do you know what the Agile Mind-Set is or how to get one?  Gil’s new book explains the …

SPaMCAST 351 – Distributed Agile, Illusion of Control, QA Corner

July 19th, 2015

51:29

Software Process and Measurement Cast 351 includes three columns.  The first is our essay on distributed Agile. What is distributed Agile? The phrase …

SPaMCAST 350 - Arlene Minkiewicz, Technical Debt

July 12th, 2015

39:13

Software Process and Measurement Cast 350 features our interview with Arlene Minkiewicz. Arlene and I talked technical debt.  Our discussion included the definition of technical debt, a set of philosophies for technical …

SPaMCAST 349 - Agile Testing, QA Corner - Test Cases, TameFlow Column

July 5th, 2015

59:47

To paraphrase Ed Sullivan, “We have a big, big show this week,” so we will keep the up front chit chat to a minimum.  First up is our essay on Agile …

SPaMCAST 348 - Woody Zuill, #NoEstimates

June 28th, 2015

34:20

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Woody Zuill.  We talked about the concept and controversy swirling around #NoEstimates. Even if the concept is a bridge too far for you, the …

SPaMCAST 347 – Agile Project Management, Conway’s Law and Microservices, Hardcore Testing

June 21st, 2015

43:37

The Software Process and Measurement Cast includes three columns.  The first is our essay on managing Agile projects and teams. I often say project …

SPaMCAST 346 – Configuration Management, An Interview With Jon M Quigley

June 14th, 2015

41:36

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Jon M Quigley.  We discussed configuration management and his new book Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application. Jon co-authored …

SPaMCAST 345 – Cognitive Biases, QA Corner, TameFlow

June 7th, 2015

57:02

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 345 features our essay on Cognitive Biases and two new columns. The essay on cognitive bias provides …

SPaMCAST 344 – Susan Parente, Agile Risk Management

May 31st, 2015

40:28

Software Process and Measurement Cast 344 features our conversation with Susan Parente.  We talked about Agile risk management. Risk is not always …

SPaMCAST 343 - Commitment In Agile Revisited, Hiring in Software

May 24th, 2015

34:56

Software Process and Measurement Cast 343 includes two features.  The first is our essay, Commitment, Revisited: Is Commitment Anti-Agile?  We think not!  Commitment is a core behavior for delivering business value …

SPaMCAST 342 – Gorman, Gottesdiener, Discover to Deliver Revisited

May 17th, 2015

41:58

Software Process and Measurement Cast 342 features our interview with Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman.  We discussed their great book, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis, requirements and …

SPaMCAST 341 – Agile Team Decision Making Essay

May 10th, 2015

30:14

Software Process and Measurement Cast 341 features our essay titled Agile Team Decision Making. Team-based decision-making requires mechanisms and prerequisites for creating consensus among team members. The …

SPaMCAST 340 -Tom Howlett - Scrum Master, Teams, Collaboration, Distributed Agile

May 3rd, 2015

29:56

Software Process and Measurement Cast 340 features our interview with Tom Howlett.  Tom is a Scrum Master.  We talked about teams, collaboration and …

SPaMCAST 339 – Demonstrations, Microservices

April 26th, 2015

32:00

Software Process and Measurement Cast 339 features our essay on demonstrations and a new Form Follows Function column from Gene Hughson.


SPaMCAST 338 – Stephen Parry, Adaptive Organizations, Lean and Agile Thinking

April 19th, 2015

51:34

Software Process and Measurement Cast 338 features our new interview with Stephen Parry.  We discussed adaptable organizations. Stephen recently wrote: “Organizations which are able to embrace and implement the …

SPaMCAST 337 - Agile Release Plan, Baselining Software, Executing Communication

April 12th, 2015

34:57

In this episode of the Software Process and Measurement Cast we feature three columns!  The first is our essay on the Agile release plans.  Even …

SPaMCAST 336 – Yves Hanoulle, Communities and Coaching Retreats

April 5th, 2015

42:02

In this episode of the Software Process and Measurement Cast we feature our interview with Yves Hanoulle, builder of community builders.  We …

SPaMCAST 335 – Critical Agile Definitions, Communication Content, Microservices and Granularity

March 29th, 2015

38:03

In this episode of the Software Process and Measurement Cast we feature three columns!  The first is our essay on the definitions of four critical …

SPaMCAST 334 – Mario Lucero, It’s All About Agile Coaching

March 22nd, 2015

37:56

In this episode of the Software Process and Measurement Cast we feature our interview with Agile coach Mario Lucero.  Mario and I discussed the nuts …

SPaMCAST 333 – What is Agile, Selling Defect Control, Planning Communication

March 15th, 2015

29:54

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast is a magazine feature with three columns. This week we have columns from Kim Pries, The Software …

SPaMCAST 332 - Shirly Ronen-Harel, The Coaching Booster

March 8th, 2015

45:29

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Shirly Ronen-Harel. We began by talking about the book she is co-authoring, The Coaching Booster, which is 80% complete on LeanPub. We …

SPaMCAST 331 - Coaching Not Managing, Microservices, Channels

March 1st, 2015

36:03

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast is a magazine feature with three columns. This week we have columns from Gene Hughson – Form …

SPaMCAST 330 – Anthony Mersino, Agile Project Management

February 22nd, 2015

29:48

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview Anthony Mersino, author of Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers and the newly published Agile Project Management.  Anthony and I talked …

SPaMCAST 329 – Commitment, Message and Themes, HALT Testing

February 15th, 2015

31:51

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast is our magazine with three features.  We begin with Jo Ann Sweeney’s Explaining Change column.  In …

SPaMCAST 328 – Alex Papadimoulis, Release, The Game, DevOps

February 8th, 2015

29:20

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Alex Papadimoulis.  Alex is returning to the Software Process and …

SPaMCAST 327 – Stand-up Meetings, Architecture, Communication Objectives

February 1st, 2015

31:20

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our essay on the ubiquitous stand-up meeting. The stand-up meeting has become a feature of …

SPaMCAST 326 - Steve Tendon, Tame The Flow

January 25th, 2015

40:30

Software Process and Measurement Cast features our Interview with Steve Tendon. We discussed his new book Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and …

SPaMCAST 325 - Product Owners, Kim Pries, Jo Ann Sweeney

January 18th, 2015

37:59

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast our essay on product owners.  The role of …

SPaMCAST 324 – Software Non-Functional Assessment Process, SNAP

January 11th, 2015

25:45

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Charley Tichenor and Talmon Ben-Cnaan on the Software Non-Functional Assessment Process (SNAP).  SNAP is a standard process for measuring …

SPaMCAST 323 – Five Factors Leading to Failing With Agile, Gene Hughson, Jo Ann Sweeney

January 4th, 2015

51:05

SPaMCAST 323 features our essay, “Five Factors Leading to Failing With Agile.” Not all Agile implementations succeed.  There are five categories of behaviors that lead Agile implementations toward failure. Failure due …

SPaMCAST 322 – Clareice and Clyneice Chaney, Contracting, Acquisition and Agile Testing

December 28th, 2014

42:47

SPaMCAST 322 features our interview with Clareice and Clyneice Chaney. Clareice and Clyneice provide insights and practical advice into how Agile and contracting work together.  The focus of the interview is on …

SPaMCAST 321 -11 Reasons For Agile Success, Communication, and Cloud Development

December 21st, 2014

30:16

SPaMCAST 321 features our essay on the reasons for success with Agile.  I asked friends and colleagues what they think are the top reasons an …

SPaMCAST 320 - Alfonso Bucero - Today is a Good Day

December 14th, 2014

29:41

SPaMCAST 320 features our interview with Alfonso Bucero. We discussed his book, Today Is A Good Day. Attitude is an important tool for a project …

SPaMCAST 319 – Requirements, Communications, Fixing IT

December 7th, 2014

35:32

SPaMCAST 319 includes three segments! The first segment is our essay, Why Are Requirements So Hard To Get Right?  Much of the problems with requirements boil down to people, and while people are not the only factor …

SPaMCAST 318 – Rob Cross, Big Data and Data Analytics In Software Development

November 30th, 2014

32:32

SPaMCAST 318 features our interview with Rob Cross.  Rob and I discussed his InfoQ article “How to Incorporate Data Analytics into Your Software Process.”  Rob provides ideas on how the theory of big data can be …

SPaMCAST 317 – Questions, Answers and Controversy, Robust Software

November 23rd, 2014

36:57

SPaMCAST 317 tackles a wide range of frequently asked questions, ranging from the possibility of an acceleration trap, the relevance of function points, whether teams have a peak loads and safe to fail experiments. …

SPaMCAST 316 – David Rico, Agile Cost of Quality

November 16th, 2014

39:15

SPaMCAST 316 features a return visit from Dr. David Rico. We talked about the cost of quality and Agile. Does Agile impact the cost of quality? The cost of quality is a measure of the time and cost that is required to …

SPaMCAST 315 – Scrum Masters, Hughson, Form Follows Function

November 9th, 2014

31:53

SPaMCAST 315 features our essay on Scrum Masters.  Scrum Masters are the voice of the process at the team level.  Scrum Masters are a critical member of every Agile team. The team’s need for a Scrum Master is not …

SPaMCAST 314 - Crispin, Gregory, More Agile Testing

November 2nd, 2014

40:45

SPaMCAST 314 features our interview with Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin.  We discussed their new book More Agile Testing. Testing is core to success in all forms of development.  Agile development and testing are no …

SPaMCAST 313 – Initial Backlogs

October 26th, 2014

31:14

SPaMCAST 313 features our essay on developing an initial backlog.  Developing an initial backlog is an important step to get projects going and moving in the right direction. If a project does not start well, it is hard …

SPaMCAST 312 - Alex Neginsky, A Leader and Practitioner’s View of Agile

October 19th, 2014

37:32

SPaMCAST 312 features our interview with Alex Neginsky.  Alex is a real leader and practitioner in a real company that has really applied Agile.  Alex shares pragmatic advice about to how practice Agile in the real …

SPaMCAST 311 – Backlog Grooming, Software Sensei, Containment-Viruses and Software

October 12th, 2014

26:34

SPaMCAST 311 features our essay on backlog grooming. Backlog grooming is an important technique that can be used in any Agile or Lean methodology. At …

SPaMCAST 310 – Mike Burrows, Kanban from the Inside

October 5th, 2014

32:44

Software Process and Measurement Cast 310 features our interview with Mike Burrows. This is Mike’s second visit to the Software Process and Measurement Cast.  In this visit we discussed his new book, Kanban from the …

SPaMCAST 309 – Agile User Acceptance Testing

September 28th, 2014

32:26

 Software Process and Measurement Cast number 309 features our essay on Agile user acceptance testing. Agile user acceptance testing (AUAT) confirms that the output of a project meets the business’ needs and …

SPaMCAST 308 – Michael West, Return on Process

September 21st, 2014

31:51

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 308 features our interview with Michael West discussing his book Return on Process.  Process improvement can have a dramatic impact to an organization's bottom line BUT ONLY …

SPaMCAST 307 - Integration Testing and Agile, Software Sensei

September 14th, 2014

32:46

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 307 features our essay on integration testing and Agile. Integration testing is defined as testing in which components (software and hardware) are combined to confirm that …

SPaMCAST 306 - Luis Gonçalves, No More Performance Appraisals

September 7th, 2014

39:19

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 306 features our interview with Luis Gonçalves.  We discussed getting rid of performance appraisals.  Luis makes the case that performance appraisals hurt people and …

SPaMCAST 305 - Estimation Essay

August 31st, 2014

39:46

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 305 features our essay on Estimation.  Estimation is a hot bed of controversy. We begin by synchronizing on what we think the word means.  Then, once we have a common …

SPaMCAST 304 - Jamie Lynn Cooke, Power of the Agile Business Analyst

August 24th, 2014

47:33

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 304 features our interview with Jamie Lynn Cooke. Jamie Lynn Cooke is the author of The Power of the Agile Business Analyst. We discussed the definition of an Agile business …

SPaMCAST 303 – Topics in Estimation, Software Sensei, Education

August 17th, 2014

34:32

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 303 features our essay titled “Topics in Estimation.” This essay is a collection of smaller essays that …

SPaMCAST 302- Larry Maccherone, Measuring Agile

August 10th, 2014

37:09

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 302 features our interview with Larry Maccherone of Rally Software. We talked about Agile and metrics.  …

SPaMCAST 301- Technical Debt Essay

August 3rd, 2014

35:12

Software Process and Measurement Cast number 301 features our essay on technical debt. Technical debt is the work not done or the shortcuts taken when delivering a product. We all take shortcuts, but at what cost? The …

SPaMCAST 300 – Vasco Duarte, #NoEstimates

July 27th, 2014

47:29

Show 300! Show Zero was published on January 7, 2007. 2,738 days later, we feature our interview with Vasco Duarte. We discussed #NoEstimates, which evokes a great deal of passion.  The interview will embraces that …

SPaMCAST 299 – Systems Thinking

July 20th, 2014

38:06

SPaMCAST 299 features our essay on systems thinking.  Many process improvement programs falter despite our best efforts because they don't improve the overall performance of IT. The impact of fixing individual processes …

SPaMCAST 298 – Brian Federici, Continuous Integration, A Practitioners View

July 13th, 2014

34:44

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SPaMCAST 298 features our interview with Brian Federici.  Brian discussed continuous integration and nearly continuous delivery from a practitioner’s point of view. Continuous integration and …

SPaMCAST 297 – IFPUG Function Points

July 6th, 2014

36:11

SPaMCAST 297 features our essay on IPFUG Function Points. IFPUG Function Points are a measure of the functionality delivered by the project or …

SPaMCAST 296 – Jeff Dalton, CMMI, Agile, Resiliency

June 29th, 2014

37:23

SPaMCAST 296 features our interview with Jeff Dalton we talked about Agile and resiliency. If Agile is resilient it will be able to spring back into shape after being bent or compressed by the pressures of development …

SPaMCAST 295 - TDD, Software Sensei, Cognitive Load

June 22nd, 2014

38:34

SPaMCAST 295 features our essay on Test Driven Development (TDD). TDD is an approach to development in which you write a test that proves the piece of work you are working on, and then write the code required to pass …

SPaMCAST 293 – Test Maturity Model Integration, TMMi

June 8th, 2014

29:49

SPaMCAST 293 features our essay on the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi). The TMMi is a maturity model focused on improving both the process and practice of testing! The TMMi covers the entire testing environment …

SPaMCAST 292 – Ginger Levin, Implementing Program Management

June 1st, 2014

39:30

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 292. SPaMCAST 292 features our interview with Dr. Ginger Levin. Dr. Levin and I discussed her book, Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms. Dr Levin and …

SPaMCAST 291 – Splitting User Stories, Tame The Flow, Steve Tendon

May 25th, 2014

30:33

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 291. SPaMCAST 291 features our essay on splitting user stories. User stories are a powerful tool …

SPaMCAST 290 – Jan Beaver, The Agile Team Handbook

May 18th, 2014

45:46

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 290. SPaMCAST 290 features our interview with Jan Beaver, author of The Agile Team Handbook. Jan’s book provides team members with the resources needed not only to …

SPaMCAST 289 – Sprint Planning, The Software Sensei, Pries, Scheduling Cycle

May 11th, 2014

39:35

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 289. SPaMCAST 289 features our essay on sprint planning.  The essay begins:


It is often said that …

SPaMCAST 288 - Susan Atkinson, Agile Governance and Contracts

May 4th, 2014

35:13

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 288. SPaMCAST 288 features our interview with Susan Atkinson on Agile contracts, governance and trust.  Quite a set of topics that get at the heart of why governance …

SPaMCAST 287 – Scrum The Face of Agile, Constraints, Tame the Flow

April 27th, 2014

42:03

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 287


SPaMCAST 287 features our essay on Scrum. Scrum is the nearly ubiquitous project management process that has become the face of Agile to many people.


The essay …

SPaMCAST 286 – Brian Wernham, Agile Project Management for Government

April 20th, 2014

35:41

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 286. SPaMCAST 286 features our interview with Brian Wernham, author of Agile Project Management for Government. Agile government does not have to be an oxymoron.


Brian …

SPaMCAST 285 – FAQ of a Consulting Kind, The Software Sensei, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

April 13th, 2014

35:06

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 285. SPaMCAST 285 features a compilation of frequently asked questions of a consulting kind.  …

SPaMCAST 284 – Evan Leybourn, Directing The Agile Organization

April 6th, 2014

42:18

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 284. SPaMCAST 284 features our interview with Evan Leybourn, author of Directing the Agile Organization. We had a wide-ranging discussion on Agile business management. …

SPaMCAST 283 – User Stories Pure and Simple

March 30th, 2014

26:31

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 283. The SPaMCAST 283 features our essay on user stories.  A user story is a brief, simple requirement statement from the user perspective. User stories are narratives …

SPaMCAST 282 – Ben Linders and Luis Gonçalves on Retrospectives

March 24th, 2014

46:49

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 282. In the SPaMCAST 282 we feature our interview with Ben Linders and Luis Gonçalves.  We discussed retrospectives and their great new book Getting Value out of Agile …

SPaMCAST 281 – Value Chain Mapping, Kim Pries The Software Sensei on Big Data

March 16th, 2014

41:51

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 281. SPaMCAST 281 features our essay on value chain mapping. Value is generated through the transformation of raw materials into a new form, which is represented by a …

SPaMCAST 279 – Managing Risk In Agile Isn’t Magic

March 2nd, 2014

33:11

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 279. SPaMCAST 279 features our essay on Agile and risk management.  Many think of Agile and risk as an oxymoron.  However, we will show how Agile Risk Management can be …

SPaMCAST 278 – Diane Zajac-Woodie, The Business Analysts Role In Agile

February 23rd, 2014

39:18

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 278. SPaMCAST 278 features our interview with Diane Zajac-Woodie discussing the role of the business …

SPaMCAST 277 – Scrumban and Limitations of Scrum from Steve Tendon’s Tame The Flow

February 16th, 2014

49:27

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 277.  SPaMCAST 277 features our essay on Scrumban. Scrumban is the combination of Kanban (lean) and Scrum (Agile) techniques. Each contributes different things to the …

SPaMCAST 276 – Penny Pullan, Business Analysis and Leadership

February 9th, 2014

34:30

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 276.  The SPaMCAST 276 features my interview with Dr. Penny Pullan. We discussed her book, Business …

SPaMCAST 275 – Leadership Essay and Kim Pries on Paradoxes

February 2nd, 2014

40:12

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 275.  The SPaMCAST 275 features our essay on leadership. Leaders and leadership are important, perhaps more important with Agile and lean techniques that no longer use …

SPaMCAST 274 – Jeremy Berriault on Testing and Test Professionalism

January 27th, 2014

43:19

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 274.  The SPaMCAST 274 features our interview with Jeremy Berriault.  We talked about testing, test …

SPaMCAST 273 - Gamification and Process Improvement, Tame the Flow 2 - Steve Tendon

January 19th, 2014

43:29

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 273.  The SPaMCAST 273 features our essay on gamification and a new installment of Steve Tedon's …

SPaMCAST 272 - Jeff Anderson, The Lean Change Method

January 12th, 2014

44:41

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 272.  The SPaMCAST 272 features my interview with Jeff Anderson.  We talked about The Lean Change Method and the book of the same title!

Jeff's Bio:

My mission in …

SPaMCAST 271 - Revisiting the 7 Habits, Experimenter Bias - Kim Pries

January 5th, 2014

49:54

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 271.  The SPaMCAST 271 features our essay titled Revisiting the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  As this is the first new podcast of 2014 we felt that it a good …

SPaMCAST 270 - Alan Shalloway, SAFe, Lean, Kanban

December 29th, 2013

42:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 270.  The SPaMCAST 270 features my interview with Allan Shalloway. We talked lean, Kanban and …

SPaMCAST 269 - Kanban Essay, Tame The Flow, Steve Tendon

December 22nd, 2013

48:30

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 269.  The SPaMCAST 269 features our essay on Kanban.  It really is all about the flow. Also in …

SPaMCAST 268 - Gene Hughson, Architecture, Management, Software Development

December 15th, 2013

35:06

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 268

The Software Process and Measurment Cast features my interview with Gene Hughson.  We …

SPaMCAST 267 - Story Mapping, Kim Pries, More Logical Problems

December 8th, 2013

42:32

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 267 features our essay on story mapping.  Story mapping is a very powerful and under used tool …

SPaMCAST 266 - Raja Bavani, Distributed Agile Revisited

December 1st, 2013

43:31

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 266 features my interview with Raja Bavani. We discussed distributed agile! We also discussed the new Global Distributed Agile Consortium (GDAC) to nurture an open …

SPaMCAST 265 - Retrospectives, Just Do Them. Leveraging Testing

November 24th, 2013

47:39

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 265

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 265 features our essay on retrospectives. 

SPaMCAST 264 - Alexei Zheglov, Lean and More

November 18th, 2013

47:42

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 264

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 264 features my interview with Alexei Zheglov.  We discussed lean, work-in-process limits and flow.

A summary of …

SPaMCAST 263 - Transactional Analysis

November 10th, 2013

32:20

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 263

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 263 our essay on Transactional Analysis.  People are the heart of the interactions that drive every organization and …

SPaMCAST 262 - Kevin Kruse, Employee Engagement

November 3rd, 2013

34:07

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 262 features my interview with Kevin Kruse (@Kruse) best selling author of Employee Engagement for …

SPaMCAST 261 - Distributed Agile

October 27th, 2013

41:19

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 261

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 261 features our essay on distributed agile.  Distributed agile takes effort but can pay HUGE benefits.

The essay begins:

SPaMCAST 260 - Dr Richard Sykes, TMMi, Testing

October 19th, 2013

38:25

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 260

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 260 features my interview with Dr Richard Sykes.  Dr Sykes is the chair of the Board of Directors of the TMMi …

SPaMCAST 259 - Agile Testing, Pries, Rubrics

October 13th, 2013

43:53

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 259

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 259 features an essay title Agile Testing. Testing is an important step in the delivery of any piece of software. It is …

SPaMCAST 258 - Steve Tendon, Hyper-productivity

October 6th, 2013

46:10

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 258

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 258 features my interview with Steve Tendon!  Steve focuses on helping to create high-performance organizations and …

SPaMCAST 257 - Why Agile Implementations Fail

September 28th, 2013

40:14

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 257

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 257 features the essay "Why Agile Implementations Fail." Unfortunately failure seems to be an option.  Why?  Is it …

SPaMCAST 256 - Kenny Rubin, Scrum, Economic Frameworks for Agile

September 22nd, 2013

56:04

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 256

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 256 features my second interview with Kenny Rubin.  We talked about Scrum as well as economic frameworks for applying …

SPaMCAST 255 - Project Management Is Dead, Pries - Checklists

September 15th, 2013

36:47

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 255

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 255 features the essay Project Management is Dead, …

SPaMCAST 254 - Matt Heusser, Agile Testing, Test Professionalism

September 8th, 2013

38:16

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 254

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 254 features my interview with Matt Heusser.  We …

SPaMCAST 253 - Cognitive Bias and Effective Teams

September 1st, 2013

34:56

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 253

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 253 features the essay titled, Cognitive Bias and Effective Teams. Effective teams build an understanding of the …

SPaMCAST 252 - Jo Ann Sweeney, Communication and Distributed Teams

August 25th, 2013

43:32

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 252

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 252 features my intreview Jo Ann Sweeney, Jo Ann and I discussed the need for planning communication when working with …

SPaMCAST 251 - Commitment, Revisited

August 18th, 2013

26:28

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 251

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 251 features Commitment Part 2 or Revisited depending on your point of view.  This new essay builds on the essay …

SPaMCAST 250 - Ben Linders, Success With Agile

August 11th, 2013

38:03

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 250

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 250 features my intreview with Ben Linders.  We discussed succeeding with Agile. We covered topics that ranged from …

SPaMCAST 249 - Agile Decision Making, Kim Pries, The Power of Routine

August 4th, 2013

32:29

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 249

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 249 features an essay titled, Agile Decision …

SPaMCAST 248 - Pat O'Toole, Project Improvement, Process Improvement

July 28th, 2013

35:28

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 248

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 248 features my intreview with Pat O'Toole.  We …

SPaMCAST 247 - Sprint Reviews and Demonstrations

July 21st, 2013

23:32

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 247

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 247 features my essay on Sprint Reviews and Demonstrations.  It is all about the feedback.

The essay begins . . .

SPaMCAST 246 - Tobias Mayer, The People's Scrum

July 14th, 2013

33:24

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 246

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 246 features my interview with Tobias Mayer.  We discussed his new book, The People's Scrum: Agile Ideas for …

SPaMCAST 245 - Agile Release Planning

July 7th, 2013

21:30

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 245

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 245 features my essay on the ins and outs of Agile …

SPaMCAST 244 - Naomi Karten, How to Survive, Excel and Advance as an Introvert

June 30th, 2013

47:44

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 244

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 244 features my interview with Naomi Karten. Noami and I discussed her newest book, How to Survive, Excel and Advance …

SPaMCAST 243 - What Is Agile, Kim Pries, Making Your Work Synchronous

June 23rd, 2013

30:15

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 243

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 243 features my on essay titled, "What is Agile?" …

SPaMCAST 242 - Timothy Grayson, The Space In Between

June 16th, 2013

50:24

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 242   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 242 features my interview with Timothy Grayson. Timothy is the author of The Spaces In Between. We discussed …

SPaMCAST 241 - Agile Coaches

June 9th, 2013

24:29

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 241   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 241 features my on essay Agile Coaches. Coaches can have a major impact on process implementation and on project …

SPaMCAST 240 - Robert Ferguson, Good Product Development

June 2nd, 2013

32:14

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 240   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features my interview with Robert Ferguson.  We discussed what leads to good proejcts and product development. 

Bob …

SPaMCAST 239 - Commitment

May 26th, 2013

16:44

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 239   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 239 features my essay on commitment. Committed individuals are the building blocks for building committed teams. …

SPaMCAST 238 - Bram Meyerson, Benchmarking

May 19th, 2013

33:31

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 238   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast features my interview with Bram Meyerson.  We discussed benchmarking.  Benchmarking is the process of knowing …

SPaMCAST 237 - Stand-up Meetings, Philippe Back, Information Overload

May 12th, 2013

22:35

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 237   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast includes my essay on a few of the issues that can plague stand-up meetings. The SPaMCAST 237 marks the return of …

SPaMCAST 236 - Taylor, Rosenhead, James, Strategies for Project Sponsorship

May 5th, 2013

39:47

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 236!

SPaMCAST 236 feature my interview with  Peter Taylor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James's we discussed their new book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship.  Sponsors …

SPaMCAST 235 - Foy, Reinertsen, Jacobson

April 28th, 2013

16:47

Welecome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 235

Over the past seven years at the end of every interview I have asked "what two issues would …

SPaMCAST 233 - Marquet, Rothman, Gottesdiener, Gorman

April 14th, 2013

15:13

Welecome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 233

Over the past seven years at the end of every interview I have asked "what two issues would …

SPaMCAST 234 - Levin, Ward, Taylor, Sweeney

April 11th, 2013

16:27

Welecome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 234

Over the past seven years at the end of every interview I have asked "what two issues would …

SPaMCAST 232 - Kim Pries's Intro To Scrum Planning, Planning Process

April 6th, 2013

17:43

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 232

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 232 features a column for Kim Pries titled …

SPaMCAST 231 - Metrics Minute, Burden Rate

March 31st, 2013

11:55

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 231  

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 231 features an entry in the Metrics Minute.  In the SPaMCAST 231 we tackle burden rate. Burden rate is the tax paid …

SPaMCAST 230 - Alex Papadimoulis Continuous Delivery, DEV Ops

March 24th, 2013

36:39

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 230   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 230 feature my interview with Alex …

SPaMCAST 229 - Act or Be Acted Upon, Revisited, Daily Process Thoughts

March 17th, 2013

10:58

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 229!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 229 features my essay titled, Act or Be Acted Upon, Revisited.Stephen Covey's book The Seven Habits of Highly …

SPaMCAST 228 - Charles Araujo, The Quantum Age of IT

March 10th, 2013

29:52

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 228

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 228 features my interview with Charles Araujo.  We discussed his great new book, The Quantum Age of IT.  The interview …

SPaMCAST 227 - Under-Performing Agile, Part 2

March 3rd, 2013

16:59

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 227   

I am continuing and concluding my essay, "Under Performing Agile?" Part two of the essay tackles the process and contract scenarios that cause issues with …

SPaMCAST 226 - John Hunter, Management Matters, Worth Working Summit

February 23rd, 2013

57:27

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 226!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 226 features my interview with John Hunter.  We talked about his new book Management Matters: Building Enterprise …

SPaMCAST 225 - Under-performing Agile, Part1

February 17th, 2013

16:34

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 225!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 225 features part one of my essay titled "Under-performing Agile." The essay begins:

Agile is not a panacea. …

SPaMCAST 224 - Mike Burrows, Kanban Values

February 10th, 2013

33:32

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 224!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 224 features my interview with Michael Burrows.  We talked Kanban and  his blog entry on the values of Kanban …

SPaMCAST 223 - Benchmarking Agile, Kim Pries, Improving Testing

February 3rd, 2013

25:43

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 223!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 223 features my essay on Benchmarking Agile. The essay begins:

Benchmarking is the search for answers and perhaps if …

SPaMCAST 222 - Will McKnight, CMMI, Reference Model, Value

January 27th, 2013

35:22

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 222 and Year Seven!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 221 features an interview with Will McKnight. Will was my first interview all the way back on …

SPaMCAST 221 - Agile and Risk Management, Part 2

January 20th, 2013

17:43

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 221!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 221 features Part Two of my essay on Agile and Risk Management. Let's add some techniques to the mix!  

The SPaMCAST …

SPaMCAST 220 - Stephen Parry, Adaptive Thinking, Command and Control

January 13th, 2013

48:07

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 220!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 220 features an interview with Stephen Parry.  Our interview was far ranging covering adaptive thinking, command and …

SPaMCAST 219 - Agile and Risk Management

January 6th, 2013

14:56

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 219!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 219 features an essay I have title Agile and Risk Management.The essay begins: 

Has the adoption of Agile techniques …

SPaMCAST 218 - Bob Galen, Agile, Product Owners, Agile Charters

December 30th, 2012

45:05

It is Sunday December 29th, 2012 and the Software Process and Measurement Cast 218 features my interview with Bob Galen.  We talked agile, agile charters, prodcut owners and beginning agile projects WELL!

Bob Galen is …

SPaMCAST 217 - Metrics Minute, Automated Test Cases Passed

December 23rd, 2012

12:43

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 217!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 217 features an entry from the Metrics Minute.  The entry is on Automated Test Cases Passed.  A listener, Tor Skude, …

SPaMCAST 216 - Harold van Heeringen, ISBSG, Functional Measurement

December 16th, 2012

28:59

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 216!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 216 features my interview with Harold van …

SPaMCAST 215 - Agile Is a Philosophy, Bill Fox, 5PI Column

December 9th, 2012

23:38

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 215 features Part One of my essay titled Agile Is A Philosophy and a new column from Bill Fox and Five …

SPaMCAST 214 - Iain McCowatt, Commoditization of Testing

December 2nd, 2012

34:31

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 214!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 214 features my interview with Iain McCowatt.  We talked about the commoditization of testing and how …

SPaMCAST 213 - Bad Words For Process Improvement

November 25th, 2012

14:59

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 213!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 213 features my essay titled Bad Words For Process Improvement.  Words have power; the power to sell ideas, to rally …

SPaMCAST 212 - Arlene Minkiewicz, Agile Estimation, Parametric Estimation

November 18th, 2012

30:18

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 212!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 212 features my interview with Arlene Minkiewicz.  We talked about agile and parametric estimation!  Strange bed …

SPaMCAST 211 - Instant Gratification and Pain Deferred

November 12th, 2012

14:03

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 211!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 211 features my essay, "Instant Gratification …

SPaMCAST 210 - Broza, The Human Side of Agile

November 4th, 2012

32:53

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 210!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 210 features my interview today with Gil Broza we discussed his new book “The Human Side of Agile: How to Help …

SPaMCAST 209 - The Relentless Tide Of Communication

October 30th, 2012

15:27

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 209!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 209 features my essay on the relentless tide of communication.  Email is just the tip of the iceberg but what a tip …

SPaMCAST 208 - Pawel Brodzinski, Lean, Kanban, Management

October 21st, 2012

38:44

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 208!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 208 features my interview today with Pawel Brodzinski we discussed Lean, Kanban, and Management. After editing …

SPaMCAST 207 - Discover To Deliver Review, Center Will Not Hold Essay Classic

October 15th, 2012

17:13

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 207!  

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 207 includes a review of Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis.  The six word version of the …

SPaMCAST 206 - Kenny Rubin, Essential Scrum, Broza AgileTrek Preview

October 7th, 2012

36:41

Software Process and Measurement Cast 206 features my interview with Kenny Rubin.  We discussed his book Essential Scrum, A Practical Guide to the …

SPaMCAST 205 - Agile Litmus Test, Philippe Back's Column, Testrek and AgileTrek Previews

September 30th, 2012

24:13

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 205!  

Software Process and Measurement Cast 205 continues with the migration to an every other week magazine format.  I am extremely proud to re-introduce to …

SPaMCAST 204 - Jason Yip, The Edge Of Agile And Lean

September 23rd, 2012

32:20

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 204!  

Software Process and Measurement Cast 204 features my interview with Jason Yip.  We visited the edges of lean and agile ideas.  During the visit we explored …

SPaMCAST 203 - Leadership and Agile, 5PI Column, Agile and TesTrek Previews

September 16th, 2012

25:13

Software Process and Measurement Cast 203 features my essay on Leadership and Agile (written version).  I discussed how a compliance culture can …

SPaMCAST 202 - David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around!, Agile and TesTrek Previews

September 9th, 2012

41:40

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 202!  

Software Process and Measurement Cast 202 features my interview with David Marquet.  We discussed his book Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at …

SPaMCAST 201 - Why Size, Agile and TesTrek Previews

September 2nd, 2012

17:40

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 201!  

SPaMCAST 201 features my essay titled Why Size.  In the essay I discuss why sizing as part of estimating and planning makes sense.  Also in SPaMCAST 201 I will …

SPaMCAST 200 - Gottesdiener, Gorman, Discover to Deliver, Agile Product Planning

August 26th, 2012

43:54

SPaMCAST 200 features my interview with Ellen Gottesdiener and and Mary Gorman.  We discussed their great new book Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis.  If you think agile planning and analysis are …

SPaMCAST 199 - Brainstorming . . . Well Maybe Not

August 19th, 2012

14:53

Welcome to the Software PRocess and Measurement Cast 199!  

SPaMCAST 199 features my essay I have titled "Brainstorming . . . Well Maybe Not."  The essay presses the case against brainstorming and a technique that …

SPaMCAST 120 The Lost Episode - Review of LeanKit Kanban, Jeff Anderson

August 12th, 2012

14:08

Welcome to the Software PRocess and Measurement Cast 120!  120?  I am making sure that all of the boxes are check so today I have found the lost episode. In this episode Jeff Anderson has a review of LeanKit Kanban. …

SPaMCAST 198 - Philippe Back, Culture, Organizational Change

August 5th, 2012

37:34

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 198!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 198 features my interview with Phillipe Back …

SPaMCAST 197 - Inertia, Introducing Bill Fox

July 29th, 2012

22:23

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 197 has two parts!  The first part of the Cast features my essay "What do you do when inertia wins?" The …

SPaMCAST 196 - Jeff Anderson, Lean StartUp For Process Improvement, Kanban

July 22nd, 2012

37:00

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 196!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 196 features my inteview with Jeff Anderson of Deloitte on topics that spanned lean, kanban and using the ideas from …

SPaMCAST 195 - Routines, The Good and The Bad

July 15th, 2012

18:16

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 195!

The SPaMCAST 195 features my essay, Routines:  The Good and The Bad.  Routines are an important part of how we work. Like many other things routines can givith …

SPaMCAST 194 - Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager and The Project From Hell

July 8th, 2012

33:01

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 194!

The SPaMCAST 194 features my interview with Peter Taylor.  We discussed his new book, The Lazy Project Manager and The Project From Hell. We all have had one . . …

SPaMCAST 193 - Hyper-Conectivity and Illusion

July 1st, 2012

15:54

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 193!

The SPaMCAST 193 features my essay tilled Hyper-Conectivity and Illusions. 

I sat in a meeting a few weeks ago and after about ten minutes I was brought up …

SPaMCAST 192 - Mitch Lacey, Scrum Field Guide

June 23rd, 2012

42:06

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 192!

The SPaMCAST 192 features my interview with Mitch Lacey.  We discuss his new book, The …

SPaMCAST 191 - Who Owns Estimation In Agile Projects? Part 2

June 17th, 2012

17:38

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 191!

The SPaMCAST 191 features part 2 of my essay "Who Owns Estimation In Agile Projects?"  Haven't listened to Part 1?  Click the link!

Part two begins: 

What does …

SPaMCAST 190 - Raja Bavani, Distributed Agile

June 10th, 2012

50:17

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 190!

The SPaMCAST 190 features my interview with Raja Bavani. We discussed distributed agile!

Raja Bavani is Chief Architect of MindTree’s Product Engineering …

SPaMCAST 189 - Experimentation in Process Improvement Programs

June 4th, 2012

11:34

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 189!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 189 features my essay on the use of experiments to support process improvement programs.  The essay begins:

Is the use …

SPaMCAST 188 - Siraj Sirajuddin, Agile, Organizational Change

May 27th, 2012

35:58

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 188!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 188 features my interview with Siraj Sirajuddin.  We discussed agile, organizational change, listening, philosophy and …

SPaMCAST 187 - Who Owns Estimation In Agile Projects, Part 1

May 20th, 2012

17:42

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 187!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 187 features my essay on the roles of the PMO and …

SPaMCAST 186 - Jo Ann Sweeney, Social Media and Project Communications

May 13th, 2012

40:39

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 185!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 186 features my interview with Jo Ann Sweeney. …

SPaMCAST 185 - Narcissism of Small Differences, Listener Comments

May 6th, 2012

20:36

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 185!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 184 my essay titled the "Narcissism of Small Differences."  This essay is based on comments made by Corey Haines in the

SPaMCAST 184 - Steve Boronski, Prince2, Project Management

April 29th, 2012

33:44

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 184!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 184 features my interview with Steve Boronski. …

SPaMCAST 183 - Agile Release Planning Is A Necessity!

April 22nd, 2012

16:59

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 183!
 

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 183 features my essay titled, Agile Release Planning Is A Necessity  

The essay begins . . .

Release planning has even …

SPaMCAST 182 - Corey Haines, Software Journeyman, Code Retreats and More

April 15th, 2012

57:47

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 182!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 182 features my interview with Corey Haines.  We …

SPaMCAST 181 - Manufacturing, Engineering or Craft?

April 8th, 2012

12:58

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 181!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 181 features my essay titled, Manufacturing, Engineering or Craft?  The essay begins . . .

A few weeks ago I sat next …

SPaMCAST 180 - Johanna Rothman, Transparency and Trust

April 1st, 2012

54:27

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 180!

The SPaMCAST 180 features my interview with Johanna Rothman.  We discussed transparency and trust.  Transparency and trust are generally discussed as …

Updated SPaMCAST 178 - Al Pittampalli, Modern Meeting Standard

March 24th, 2012

35:58

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 178!

The SPaMCAST 178 features my interview with Al Pittampalli.  We discussed his book, Read This Before Our Next Meeting, the modern meeting standard and how most …

SPaMCAST 177 - The Beginner's Mind

March 12th, 2012

20:03

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 177!

The SPaMCAST 177 features my essay titled The Beginner's Mind. The essay begins:

Why is it easier for some organizations to innovate or to change more than …

SPaMCAST 176 - Jeff Dalton, CMMI, Scrum and Agile

March 4th, 2012

36:59

The SPaMCAST 176 features my interview with Jeff Dalton.  We discussed Agile, Scrum and the CMMI.  A discussion that included more than just theory. Jeff is Broadsword’s President, Certified Lead Appraiser, CMMI …

SPaMCAST 175 - Human Interaction While Testing On Two Continents

February 26th, 2012

13:55

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 175!

The SPaMCAST 175 features an essay titled Human Interaction While Testing On Two Continents. The essay begins:

Testing is the means of proving that the …

SPaMCAST 174 - Karl Scotland, Kanban Thinking

February 19th, 2012

25:44

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 174!  

The SPaMCAST 174 features my interview with Karl Scotland.  We discussed his concept, Kanban Thinking

Karl Scotland is a versatile software practitioner with …

SPaMCAST 173 - Agile In A Waterfall Business

February 13th, 2012

16:45

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 173!  

The SPaMCAST 173 features an essay titled Agile In A Waterfall Business. The essay begins:

I am more than occasionally asked how agile techniques can work in …

SPaMCAST 172 - Dr David Fraser, Relationship Mastery A Business Necessity!

February 5th, 2012

37:34

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 172!

The SPaMCAST 172 features my interview Dr David Fraser.  We discussed his book Relationship Mastery: A Business Professional’s Guide.  If you are just focusing …

SPaMCAST 171 - Meta-Cast, Metrics Minute, Customer Satisfaction

January 29th, 2012

20:26

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 171! 

The SPaMCAST 171 includes a double feature!  Part One is Meta-Cast discussing where the Cast has been and where it is going.  The short answer is 2012 is going …

SPaMCAST 170 - Hillel Glazer, High Performance Operations, CMMI, Agile

January 22nd, 2012

55:21

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 170! Happy fifth anniversary from Amsterdam!

The SPaMCAST 170 features my interview Hillel Glazer.  We discussed his book

SPaMCAST 169 - Serial Mono-tasking, Book Review - Strategic Project Portfolio Management

January 15th, 2012

19:18

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 169!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 169 features the second part of my essay, The …

SPaMCAST 168 - Bill Smith, CMMI Training, Marketing Change

January 8th, 2012

36:12

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 168!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 168 features my interview with Bill Smith and his Twitter alterego @CMMIROX.  We discussed CMMI training, marketing …

SPaMCAST 167 - The Case Against Multitasking

January 1st, 2012

16:46

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 167!  Happy News Years!

The SPaMCAST 167 features an essay titled The Case Against Multitasking. …

SPaMCAST 166 - Paul Byrnes, CMMI, SCAMPI

December 25th, 2011

33:22

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 166!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 166 is with Paul Byrnes.  We discussed the changes to the …

SPaMCAST 165 - IT-CMF - A Framework, A Certification and More

December 18th, 2011

12:17

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 165!

The SPaMCAST 165 features an essay that answers the questions, "so what exactly is IT-CMF?” and “why do we need another model?” 

The essay begins: 

On Thursday …

SPaMCAST 164 - Joseph Raynus, Quantitative Business Process Management

December 11th, 2011

35:10

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 164!

The interview on the Software Process and Measurement Cast 164 is with Joseph Raynus.  Joe and I discussed his bookImproving Business Process Performance: …

SPaMCAST 163 - Metrics Minute - Agile Metrics, Return on Investment, ROI

December 4th, 2011

19:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 161!

The SPaMCAST 163 features an entry in the Metrics Minute.  We discusse Retun on Investment.  ROI is critical factor in proioritization whether at an epic or a …

SPaMCAST 162 - Rafal Los, Security Strategy and KPIs

November 27th, 2011

41:03

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 162!

The SPaMCAST 162 features my interview with Rafal Los discussing security and key process indicators for measuring secutity.  

Rafal Los, Enterprise and Cloud …

SPaMCAST 161 - Metrics Minute - Agile Metrics Overview The PMO Leader of the Year Award will be presented to the PMO Leader, nominated by their PMO team, who shows the most excellent leadership and understanding of what a PMO can deliver to a business. A

November 20th, 2011

18:31

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 161!

The SPaMCAST 161 provides an overview of a pallet of metrics tailored to agile projects. The essay begins:

When talking about metrics to measure agile processes …

SPaMCAST 160 - Dean Leffingwell, Scaling Agile

November 13th, 2011

43:02

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 160!

The SPaMCAST 160 features my interview Dean Leffingwell.  We discussed scaling agile and his books Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises

SPaMCAST 159 - Systems Thinking and Process Improvement

November 6th, 2011

14:40

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 159!

The SPaMCAST 159 features my essay titled, Systems Thinking and Process Improvement.  The essay begins:

Many process improvement programs falter when, despite …

SPaMCAST 158 - Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager

October 30th, 2011

32:22

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 158!

The SPaMCAST 158 features my interview with Peter Taylor.  We discussed his book The Lazy Project Manager. Peter and I discussed how to be an effective and …

SPaMCAST 157 - Why Measure, Systems Thinking Prelude

October 23rd, 2011

9:11

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 157!

The SPaMCAST 157 answers the question, "why measure?" The essay begins:
I was recently asked the question that, by its sheer simplicity, stopped me in my tracks. …

SPaMCAST 156 - Linda Rising, Agile, Patterns for Fearless Change

October 16th, 2011

48:19

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 156!

The SPaMCAST 156 features my interview with Linda Rising.  One word, AGILE!  Another word, IMPORTANT!  

Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. …

SPaMCAST 155 - Systems and Systems Thinking, Part 1

October 9th, 2011

11:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 155!

The SPaMCAST 155 features the first part of my essay Systems Thinking and Process Improvement:  Systems and Systems Thinking, Part 1.  A short part of a larger …

SPaMCAST 154 - Bill Fox, 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success

October 2nd, 2011

25:37

The SPaMCAST 154 features my interview with Bill Fox.  We discussed process improvement and his publishing project, 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success. 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success provides a wealth of …

SPaMCAST 153 - Impetus for Change, Involvement Revisited

September 25th, 2011

15:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 153!

A funny thing happened on the way to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 153, I was distracted by a nice shiny idea therefore we have a short essay titled, …

SPaMCAST 152 - Ron Rosenhead, Project Management

September 18th, 2011

42:22

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 151!

The SPaMCAST 152 will features an interview with Ron Rosenhead.  We discussed all things project management!  Are you a project manager, know a project manager …

SPaMCAST 151 - Urgency and Importance

September 11th, 2011

15:38

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 151!

The SPaMCAST 151 features my essay Urgency and Importance:  A Balance? Today's world is complicated. The lines between home and work have all but been erased …

SPaMCAST 150 - Yuval Yeret, Kanban, Agile

September 4th, 2011

49:21

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 150!

The SPaMCAST 150 features my interview Yuval Yeret.  We discussed Kanban, Agile, life, the universe and everything.  Ok I might have gotten a bit carried away …

SPaMCAST 149 - CMMI Readiness Checklist

August 28th, 2011

29:01

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 149!

The SPaMCAST 149 features my simple checklist focusing on CMMI Readiness.  We look at three categories in this checklist; resources, plans and attitude.  Even if …

SPaMCAST 148 - Mattias Skarin, Kanban

August 21st, 2011

39:39

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 148!
The Software Process and Measurement cast 148 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban

The interview in the SPaMCAST 148 is with Mattias Skarin.  We talked about kanban, …

SPaMCAST 147 - Selfishness and Process Improvement

August 14th, 2011

21:09

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 147!

The Software Process and Measurement cast 147 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban. 

The essay in the SPaMCAST 147, which was edited as I flew to Zurich Switzerland, …

SPaMCAST 146 - Michael West, Real Process Improvement Using the CMMI

August 7th, 2011

25:56

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 146!

SPaMCAST 146 features my interview with SPaMCAST 146 features my interview with Michael West!  Mr West wrote "Real Process Improvement Using the CMMI." We …

SPaMCAST 145 - Metrics Minute: IFPUG Function Points

July 31st, 2011

17:14

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 145!

In the SPaMCAST 145 we have an entry of the Metrics Minute. IFPUG Function Points are a measure of the functionality delivered by the project or application …

SPaMCAST 144 - Mary Lynn Penn, CMMI and Six Sigma

July 24th, 2011

36:34

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 144!

SPaMCAST 144 features my interview with Mary Lynn Penn. We discussed the CMMI, Six Sigma, Lean, SCAMPI appraisals and more!

Mary Lynn Penn is the Director of …

SPaMCAST 143 - Do You Have Management Support?

July 17th, 2011

11:51

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 143!

In the SPaMCAST 143, I ask, "Do you have management support?" I recently asked many of my …

SPaMCAST 142 - Capers Jones, Function Points and Value Metrics

July 10th, 2011

30:30

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 142!

SPaMCAST 142 features my interview with Capers Jones.  Capers is an iconic figure in the field of software measurement and estimation.  In this interview, we …

SPaMCAST 141 - Ready For Agile, A Quiz

July 3rd, 2011

15:27

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 141!

In the SPaMCAST 141, I ask, "Are you ready to implement agile?"  It might sound like a simple question but it is imperative that you not only have an answer but …

SPaMCAST 140 - Raja Bavani, The Ten Best Influences On Software Product Engineering

June 26th, 2011

33:37

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 140!

SPaMCAST 140 features my interview with Raja Bavani.  We talked about his great article "The ten best influences on software product engineering." The article …

SPaMCAST 139 - Metrics Minute - ROA Return on Assets

June 19th, 2011

14:30

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 139!

In the SPaMCAST 139  we begin an exploration of financial metrics.  The first class of financial metrics is those metrics that are used to decide which projects …

SPaMCAST 138 - Jo Ann Sweeney, Communication

June 12th, 2011

45:13

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 138!

SPaMCAST 138 features my interview with Jo Ann Sweeney.  I think we would all agree that …

SPaMCAST 137 - Abstractions, Tool Review Agile Board, Joseph Hurtado

June 5th, 2011

30:35

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 137!

SPaMCAST 137 features an essay titled Abstractions.  The essay begins:

The world is complex; it is comprised of a myriad of processes each with their own slice …

SPaMCAST 136 - Ginger Levin and LeRoy Ward, Program Management Complexity

May 29th, 2011

47:16

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 136!

SPaMCAST 136 features my interview with Dr Ginger Levin and J. LeRoy Ward discussing their new book, Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model (ESI …

SPaMCAST 135 - Metrics Minute - Value at Risk

May 22nd, 2011

15:24

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 133!

SPaMCAST 135 features an entry in the Metrics Minute.  We are covering a Value at Risk.  WValue at Risk represents the potential impact of risk on the value of a …

SPaMCAST 134 - Cynthia Kurtz, Narratives and Stories

May 15th, 2011

48:42

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 134!

SPaMCAST 134 features my interview with Cynthia Kurtz on narratives and stories and how …

SPaMCAST 133 - Metrics Minute - Burn-up Charts

May 8th, 2011

13:10

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 133!

SPaMCAST 133 features an entry in the Metrics Minute.  We tackle burn-up charts.  The burn-up chart  can be thought of as the mirror image of the burn-down chart …

SPaMCAST 132 - Bill Bentley, Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO WEB

May 1st, 2011

31:36

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 132!

SPaMCAST 132 features my interview with Bill Bentley discussing the book he co-authored "Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO".  We covered the gamut of process …

SPaMCAST 131 - Agile is form Venus PMOs from Mars, Part Two

April 25th, 2011

27:44

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 131!

SPaMCAST 131 features the second part of my essay "Agile is from Venus, PMOs from Mars". Part One was a controversial, Part Two will not lower the bar.  If you …

SPaMCAST 130 - John Hollmann, Risk and Cost Engineering

April 17th, 2011

31:28

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 130!

SPaMCAST 130 features my interview with with John K. Hollmann discussing cost engineering …

SPaMCAST 129 Corrected - Checklist for Process Improvement Success, Involvement

April 10th, 2011

15:22

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 129!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast I feature my short essay, Checklist for Process Improvement Success.  I have also included an essay …

SPaMCAST 128 -Garmus, Russac, Edwards, Certified Function Point Specialist Examination Guide

April 3rd, 2011

41:59

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 128!

SPaMCAST 128 features my interview with with Dave Garmus, Janet Russac and Royce Edwards discussing thier book, Certified Function Point Specialist Examination …

SPaMCAST 127 - Agile is from Venus and PMOs from Mars Part 1, MAIN News

March 27th, 2011

31:02

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 127!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast I feature the first part of my essay titled, Agile is from Venus and PMOs from Mars.  I also have news from …

SPaMCAST 126 - Phillip LaPlante, Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems

March 20th, 2011

35:06

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 126

SPaMCAST 126 features my interview with Phillip A. LaPlante discussing his book Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems in specific and requirements in …

SPaMCAST 125 - Coaching, Two Calls To Action

March 13th, 2011

13:47

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 125!

I recorded this Cast before the earthquake in Japan but did want to let all of the SPaMCAST friends and all of the people of Japan that my thoughts are with you. 

SPaMCAST 124 - Gerard Hill, The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit

March 6th, 2011

46:11

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 124

SPaMCAST 124 features my interview with Gerard "Jerry" Hill. Gerald and I talked about his …

SPaMCAST 123 - Metrics Minute - Burn Down Charts

February 28th, 2011

15:01

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 123!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast we have an entry in the Metrics Minute.  We cover Burn down charts are a critcial part of what makes agile …

SPaMCAST 122 - Ted Theodoropoulos, Technical Debt

February 20th, 2011

41:43

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 120.

SPaMCAST 122 features my interview with Ted Theodoropoulos.  Ted and I talked about …

SPaMCAST 121 - Gates And The Value of IT

February 13th, 2011

15:32

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 121!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast we revist an essay originally broadcast in SPaMCAST 2.  We revisit the essay because I believe the events in …

SPaMCAST 120 - Peter Thomas, Mature Metrics Programs

February 6th, 2011

35:57

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 120.

SPaMCAST 120 features my interview with Peter Thomas, a techincal specialist in software sizing and related fields at Steria.  He is also a member of the …

SPaMCAST 119 - Metrics Minute - Velocity, IFPUG News

January 30th, 2011

22:03

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 119!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast we have another installment of the Metrics Minute.  This Metrics Minute is focused on Velocity. 

The esay …

SPaMCAST 118 - Elizabeth Harrin, Social Media for Project Managers

January 23rd, 2011

38:11

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 118.

SPaMCAST 118  features my interview with Elizabeth Harrin author of Social Media for Project Managers and the influential blog A Girl’s Guide to Project …

SPaMCAST 117 - Book Review, IIBA News, Too Many Metrics

January 16th, 2011

19:52

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 117!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast we have a review of Naomi Karten's book Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals: Achieving …

SPaMCAST 116 - Naomi Karten, Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals

January 9th, 2011

49:15

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 116!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an interview with Naomi Karten discussing her 7th book, Presentation Skills for Technical …

SPaMCAST 115 - Moral Hazards In Software Development Processes

January 2nd, 2011

12:08

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 115! Recorded in the Marriott Courtyard Dun Loring Fairfax in Virginia.  Happy New Year!

Moral …

SPaMCAST 114 - Barbara Zimmerman, Contract Negoiations

December 26th, 2010

31:54

The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Barbara Zimmerman of IT Directions.  We discussed contracts negotiations, tips getting them right and what how they can go wrong.

Barb is …

SPaMCAST 113 - Assignment Scope, Metrics Minute

December 19th, 2010

11:55

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 113!

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 113 features on of the entries in the Metrics Minute.  We talk about assignment scope!  Maintenance Assignment Scope …

SPaMCAST 112 - Israel Gat, Technical Debt

December 12th, 2010

36:09

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 112!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Israel Gat, Practice Director for the Cutter Agile Practice.  We explored the …

SPaMCAST 111 - Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement, Greed, Meta Cast Update

December 5th, 2010

13:50

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 109!

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 111 we complete the essay, Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement Programs, Greed.  The greed while the last sin we cover …

SPaMCAST 110 - Scott Price, Load Testing

November 28th, 2010

36:28

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 110!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Scott Price of LoadStorm.com. Our discussion focused on load testing but …

SPaMCAST 109 - Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement, Envy

November 21st, 2010

13:59

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 109!

The Seven Deadly Sins popularized by Dante have been used as an analogy for a fallen man’s …

SPaMCAST 108 - Bob Lewis, Bare Bones Change Management

November 14th, 2010

34:55

Software Process and Measurement Cast 108 features my discussion with Bob Lewis.  We talked about his new book Bare Bone Change Management, success, IT philosophy and a slew of other topics.   

Robert Lewis, president …

SPaMCAST 107 - Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement, Lust

November 7th, 2010

11:20

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 107!

The Seven Deadly Sins popularized by Dante have been used as an analogy for a fallen man’s …

SPaMCAST 106 - Larry Goldberg, The Decision Model

October 31st, 2010

30:33

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 106!

SPaMCAST 106 features my interview with Larry Goldberg.  We discussed the book he …

SPaMCAST 105 - Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement, Wrath

October 24th, 2010

11:06

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 105!

The Seven Deadly Sins popularized by Dante have been used as an analogy for a fallen man’s …

SPaMCAST 104 - Nigel Green, Lost In Translation

October 17th, 2010

48:36

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 104.

SPaMCAST 104  features my interview with Nigel Green coauthor of Lost In Translation.  Nigel provides insights that suggests a new path for projects that focuses …

SPaMCAST 103 - Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement - Sloth

October 10th, 2010

12:10

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 103.

SPaMCAST 103 will feature the third installment of the Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement Programs essay.  Sloth plagues many measurement programs as they age.  As …

SPaMCAST 102 - Anita Cassidy, IT Strategy and Value

October 3rd, 2010

27:39

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 102.

SPaMCAST 102 features my interview with Anita Cassidy.  We discussed her book "A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning" along with how to …

SPaMCAST 101 - Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement, Gluttony

September 26th, 2010

12:18

SPaMCAST 101 features the second part of my Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement Programs essay.  In this installment we focus on gluttony.  I jumped over sloth as I decided it needed a rewrite (no sloth here!).

Citrix …

SPaMCAST 100 - Hefley, Kanban

September 20th, 2010

36:37

SPaMCAST 100 . . . YES 100 features an interview with Chris Hefley  Chris and I discussed Kanban.  This is an interview that will help novices and …

SPaMCAST 99 - Seven Deadly Sins of Metrics Programs, Pride

September 12th, 2010

13:49


Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 99!

The Seven Deadly Sins popularized by Dante have been used as an analogy for a fallen man’s …

SPaMCAST 98 - Richard Soley, SEMAT Part 3

September 5th, 2010

29:18

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 98!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Richard …

SPaMCAST 97 - Time-to-Market Essay, Metrics Minute

August 29th, 2010

15:10

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 97!

Software Process and Measurement Cast features an essay on time-to-market which is an excerpt from a new writing project I am calling The Metrics Minute.  You …

SPaMCAST 96 - Bertrand Meyer, SEMAT, IT and Academia

August 22nd, 2010

36:31

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 96!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Bertrand Meyer.  Bertand and I discussed his ideas on SEMAT and why IT and …

SPaMCAST 95 - Labor Productivity Essay, Metrics Minute

August 15th, 2010

15:08

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 95!

Software Process and Measurement Cast features an essay on labor productivity which is an excerpt from a new writing project I am calling The Metrics Minute.  You …

SPaMCAST 94 - Ivar Jacobson, SEMAT Part 1

August 8th, 2010

36:18

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 94!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 94 features my interview with Ivar Jacobson covering the Software Engineering Method and Theory or SEMAT initiative.  The interview …

SPaMCAST 93 - Ethics Essay Conclusion

August 2nd, 2010

12:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 93!

The essay in the SPaMCAST 93 features the conclusion of my essay on ethics and call to …

SPaMCAST 92 - Reinertsen, Product Development Flow

July 25th, 2010

57:17

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 92!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 92 features a discussion with Don Reinertsen .  We discussed his current book, THe Principles of Product Development Flow including …

SPaMCAST 91 - Ethics, Part 1

July 19th, 2010

13:24

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 91!

The essay in the Software Process and Measurement Cast is titled Project and Process Improvement Ethics:  A Primer, Part 1: What are ethics and why do care?

The …

SPaMCAST 90 - Ferdinandi, Technologist's Guide to Performing

July 11th, 2010

32:26

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 90!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 90 features an interview with a familar face, Pat Ferdinandi.  …

SPaMCAST 89 - Collaboration Part 3

July 4th, 2010

13:08

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 89!

Show 89 is the editorial / essay component of the show.  The Software Process and …

SPaMCAST 88a - Karten, Manage and Communicate Change

June 27th, 2010

42:15

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 88!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 88 features a discussion with Naomi Karten.  We discussed her book Changing How You Manage and Communicate Change. This book is …

SPaMCAST 87 - Sassenberg, Software Quality, Collaboration Part 2

June 13th, 2010

45:36

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 87!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 87 features a discussion with Hans Sassenberg.  We talked about his paper "Affordable Software Quality Assessment" and why typical …

SPaMCAST 86 - Thames, Change, Kanban Book Review

May 30th, 2010

41:46

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 86!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 86 is with Bob Thames.  Bob is a co-author of Chasing Change: …

SPaMCAST 85 - Cory Foy, Agile Coaching, Collaboration Part 1

May 16th, 2010

38:15

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 85!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 85 is with Cory Foy.  We discussed agile, agile coaching, scrum buts and organizational change just to name a few topics.  If you …

SPaMCAST 84 - Valerdi, Change and Estimation, Outsourcing

May 3rd, 2010

47:23

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 84!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 84 is with Ricardo Valerdi.  We discussed software cost estimation and behavioral economics.  This was a great interview that anyone …

SPaMCAST 83 - Gary Gack, Managing The Black Hole, Size

April 18th, 2010

49:57

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 83!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 83 is with Gary Gack.  We discussed his new book "Managing The …

SPaMCAST 82 - Cheryl Jones, PSM, Optimism

April 3rd, 2010

31:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 82! The interview in the SPaMCAST 82 is with Cheryl Jones.  We discussed Practical Software and Systems Measurement.  Can you say measurement or even more loudly …

SPaMCAST 81 - Byrnes, Upcoming CMMI Release, Productivity and Velocity

March 21st, 2010

41:45

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 81!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 81 is with Paul Byrnes.  We discussed  the upcoming release …

SPaMCAST 80 - Rico, Value of Agile, Productivity and Efficiency

March 7th, 2010

48:49

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 80!  

The interview in the SPaMCAST 80 is with Dr. David F Rico.  We discussed  "Business Value of Agile Software Methods" which he coauthored.  The interview …

SPaMCAST 79 - Stribrny, Risk, Manifestos Part 2

February 21st, 2010

33:18

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 79!

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 79 I interviewed Scott Stribrny.  We discussed his recent Cutter Consortium Executive Update titled “We’re Gonna Be …

SPaMCAST 78 - Buglione, Play and Learning, Manifestos

February 7th, 2010

41:21

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 78!

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 78 I interviewed Dr. Luigi Buglione.  We focused our discussion on how play can improve learning in a technical …

SPaMCAST 77 - Cagley, Three Years, Durnall, Lean

January 24th, 2010

56:38

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 77 marking the SPaMCAST's Three Year Anniversary!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 77 is a special show.  Even though we still have an interview and essay, we …

SPaMCAST 76 - Tom and Mary Poppendieck, Leading Lean, Walls

January 10th, 2010

38:18

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 76!

In the SPaMCAST 76 I interviewed Tom and Mary Poppendieck talking about lean and their new …

SPaMCAST 75 - Brown, IFPUG Function Points 4.3, Best Practices

December 27th, 2009

37:04

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 75!

In the SPaMCAST 75 I interviewed Bonnie Brown.  We discussed the updated IFPUG Function Point Counting Practice Manual (release 4.3) that will be released this …

SPaMCAST 74 - Hiranabe, Mind Mapping and Agile, Value

December 13th, 2009

44:58

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 74!

In the SPaMCAST 74 I interviewed Kenji Hiranabe.  We discussed mind mapping and how it can be used in projects.  Mind
Mapping for the uninitiated is a simple …

SPaMCAST 73 - Bovis, Psychology of Change, Customer Satisfaction

November 29th, 2009

41:51

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 73!

In the SPaMCAST 73 I interviewed David Bovis.  David and I discussed the psychology of …

SPaMCAST 72 - Larsen, Agile, Traceability Part 7

November 15th, 2009

40:38

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 72!

In the SPaMCAST 72 I interviewed Diana Larsen.  Diana and I discussed agile and …

SPaMCAST 71 - Robertson, Requirements, Traceability Part 6

November 1st, 2009

37:42

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 71!

In SPaMCAST 71, I conclude my interview of the Suzanne Robertson.  We continued our …

SPaMCAST 70 - Robertson, Requirements, Traceability Part 5

October 18th, 2009

46:14

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 70!


The interview on the SPaMCAST 70 is with Suzanne Robertson.  We talked about requirements . . . a lot and that was good therefore this part one of the interview.

SPaMCAST 69 - Brennan, Business Analysts and CMMI, Traceability Part 4

October 4th, 2009

43:35

The interview on the SPaMCAST 69 is with Kevin Brennan.  Kevin and I focused on how the business analysis role fits into the CMMI.  In the process we …

SPaMCAST 68 - Potter, CMMI, Traceability Part 3

September 20th, 2009

41:05

The interview on the SPaMCAST 68 is with Neil Potter.  Neil and I  talked of CMMI, process improvement and how change programs fit into economic environment we find ourselves in today and will again someday in the …

SPaMCAST 67 - Chemuturi, Estimation Book, Traceability Part 2

September 6th, 2009

48:40

The interview in SPaMCAST 67 is with Murali Chemuturi.  Murali recently had his first book published titled Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools …

SPaMCAST 66 - Tryon, Knowledge Management, Traceability

August 23rd, 2009

1:06:56

The interview in SPaMCAST 66 is with Chuck Tryon.  We discussed knowledge management.  Chuck provides solid advice on knowledge management while …

SPaMCAST 65 - Brandau, Business Analysts, Ferdinandi

August 9th, 2009

52:29

The interview in SPaMCAST 65 is with Laura Brandau.  We discussed business analysis, the role of the business analyst, how business analysts impact …

SPaMCAST 64 Carol Smith, Usability, Agile Estimation Part 4

July 26th, 2009

35:21

The interview on Show 64 is with Carol Smith.  We discussed the usability.  Usability is a critical component of human facing software.  We discussed …

SPaMCAST 63 Paul Byrnes, CMMI and Process Improvement, Agile Estimation Part 3

July 12th, 2009

33:57

The interview on Show 63 is with Paul Byrnes.  We discussed the CMMI, Multiple Models and Process Improvement.  In today’s financial environment it …

SPaMCAST 62 Tom Graves, Enterprise Architecture, Agile Estimation Part 2

June 28th, 2009

50:35

The interview on Show 62 is with Tom Graves.  We discussed enterprise architecture.  Enterprise architecture is more than an IT phenomenon, architecture defines the enterprise.  This was a great interview.

Tom Graves has …

SPaMCAST 61 Phil Stubbington Part 2, Troubled Projects, Agile Estimation

June 15th, 2009

26:01

Show 61 concludes a two part interview with Phil Stubbington.  We discussed how to fix troubled projects.  The interview chocked full of useful ideas …

SPaMCAST 60 Medha Umarji, Metrics Acceptance Model, Involvement

June 1st, 2009

44:52

Show 60 is the interview I had with Medha Umarji discussing her research on Metrics Acceptance Model.  If you are involved with software measurement …

SPaMCAST 59 Phil Stubbington, Troubled Projects, Models

May 17th, 2009

25:58

Show 59 begins a two part interview with Phil Stubbington.  We discussed how to fix troubled projects.  The interview chocked full of useful ideas …

SPaMCAST 58 Thomas 'cmdln' Gideon, Hacker Philosopher, Relevance

May 3rd, 2009

38:47

Show 58 features an interview with Thomas “cmdln” Gideon.  To paraphrase the walrus from Lewis Carrol’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice …

SPaMCAST 57 Joe Schofield, Function Points and LOC, Multitasking . . NOT!

April 20th, 2009

36:56

Show 57 features an interview with Joe Schofield.  We discussed the Function  Points and Lines of Code and other topics.  Size is an important attribute for managing software projects.  How you measure counts!

Joe has …

SPaMCAST 56 Bill Phifer, Sourcing and Metrics, Interested or Interesting?

April 5th, 2009

34:20

Show 56 features an interview with Bill Phifer of EDS, an HP Company.  We discussed the importance of measurement and metrics in sourcing arrangements.

Bill Phifer is a Fellow at EDS, an HP Company, with responsibility …

SPaMCAST 55 Judy Bond, Personalities, Metacast

March 22nd, 2009

28:05

Show 55 features an interview with Judy Bond focused on how people’s personality can affect all of your professional relationships.  Almost all work boils down to people and how you relate to others therefore getting …

SPaMCAST 54 Esther Derby, Retrospectives, Agile is?

March 8th, 2009

32:57

Show 54 features an interview with Esther Derby focused primarily on agile retrospective but we branched out to talk about agile management and many …

SPaMCAST 53 - Capers Jones, Measurement, State of How

February 22nd, 2009

35:47

Show 53 is an interview with Capers Jones discussing software measurement. As with any conversation with Capers we explored a wide range of topics in the software development world.  As usual, Capers was his provocative …

SPaMCAST 52 - Lisa Crispin, Agile Testing, Change Checklist Part Two

February 8th, 2009

35:50

Lisa Crispin is an agile testing coach and practitioner. She is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009). She specializes in showing …

SPaMCAST 51 - Tim Lister, Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies, Change Readiness Assessment Part 1

January 25th, 2009

45:06

Show fifty one is an interview with Tim Lister discussing his new book,” Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies”. The interview discussed the impact of specific patterns and habits on how IT organizations work.

***NEWS …

SPaMCAST 50 - David J Anderson, Agile Management and More

January 11th, 2009

40:00

Show fifty features my interview with David J Anderson.  We discussed agile management and many other topics. The interview was fascinating!  I have …

SPaMCAST 49 - Goldsmith, Requirements – Part 2, A Game Plan For 2009

December 28th, 2008

27:26

Show Forty Nine concludes a two part interview with Robin Goldsmith on requirements.    If you have not already done so, please go back to show 47 to …

SPaMCAST 48 - Gottesdiener, Agile Requirements, Pat Ferdinandi

December 14th, 2008

39:52

Show Forty Eight concludes a two part interview with Ellen Gottesdiener on agile requirements, facilitation and other topics. Go back to Cast 46 if …

SPaMCAST 47 - Goldsmith, REAL Requirements, Your Career

November 30th, 2008

31:02

Show Forty Seven begins another two part interview this one with Robin Goldsmith on REAL requirements.  Requirements have been a vexing problem for …

SPaMCAST 46 - Gottesdiener, Agile Requirements, The Journey

November 16th, 2008

26:37

Show Forty Six begins another two part interview with Ellen Gottesdiener on agile requirements, facilitation and other topics.  Ellen is the …

SPaMCAST 45 - Cohn, Agile Estimation Part 2, Guest Essay

November 2nd, 2008

27:49

The interview in the Software Process and Measurement Cast 45 features part two of the interview with Mike Cohn.  Mike is the man when it come to Story Points and agile estimation.    

Mike Cohn is the founder of …

SPaMCAST 44 - Manfred Bundschuh, IT Metrics Compendium, The Thin Line

October 19th, 2008

28:58

Manfred Bundschuh is an internationally recognized expert on software measurement, estimating and international standards, with more than 40 years IT …

SPaMCAST 43 - Mike Cohn, Agile Estimation Part 1, Interest

October 5th, 2008

27:18
The interview in the Software Process and Measurement Cast 43 features the first part of a two part interview the Mike Cohn. Mike is the man when it comes to Story Points and agile estimation. Part two will be …

SPaMCAST 42 - Magdy Hanna, ISPIC Certification, Mini Metacast

September 21st, 2008

37:33

Show Forty Two features an interview with Dr. Magdy Hanna.  Dr Hanna leads both the "International Institute for Software Testing” and “International Institute for Software Process”.  We discussed the new Certified …

SPaMCAST 41 - Schwaber, SCRUM, Is Project Management Changing

September 7th, 2008

34:09

Show Forty One features an interview with Ken Schwaber.  We discussed SCRUM and organizational change.  OK, maybe discussion is a weak term, I asked questions and gathered wisdom from the SCRUM master.  If you are …

SPaMCAST 40 - Blake, Executive Coaching, “Vitamins, Aspirin and . . .”

August 24th, 2008

36:54

Show Forty features an interview with Barbara Blake of Longview Associates.  Barbara and I discussed executive coaching, improvement and change its myriad forms.  If you are interested in your career or …

SPaMCAST 39 - Reynolds, Metaverses, Subliminal Persuasion

August 10th, 2008

33:51

Show Thirty Nine features an
interview with Andrew “Roo” Reynolds. 
Roo was a Metaverse Evangelist at IBM when we did the interview but now
is Portfolio …

SPaMCAST 38 - Yourdon, Collaborate or Die, Number

July 27th, 2008

38:15

Show 37 is my interview with Ed Yourdon.  We discussed Web 2.0 and it’s impact on the software development worlds. I  have titled the …

SPaMCAST 37 - Kenji Hiranabe, Kanban, Making Tangible The Intangible

July 14th, 2008

38:47

Show 37 is an interview with Kenji Hiranabe discussing using kanban in software development.   According to WIKIPEDIA, “Kanban is a signaling system to trigger action which in Toyota Production System leverages physical …

SPaMCAST 36 - Armour Part Deux, Estimation and Philosophy, Why Should You Care

June 30th, 2008

42:38

Show 36 is part two of my interview with Phil Armour.  The interview focused on estimation and just a bit of philosophy, powerful stuff that may …

SPaMCAST 35 - Li, Social Media, Good Numbers Go Bad Part 2

June 15th, 2008

32:05

Show 35 is my interview with Charlene Li, co-author of Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies.  The use of social media …

SPaMCAST 34 - Armour, Estimation Ain't Planning, Not The Same

June 1st, 2008

41:12

Show 34 is the beginning of my interview with Phil Armour.  I am calling this interview, “Estimation Ain’t Planning”.  I must admit that I have been …

SPaMCAST 33 - Donnellan, Software Metrics Programs Part 2, Guest Essay

May 18th, 2008

39:33

SPaMCAST 33 - Donnellan, Software Metrics Programs Part 2, Guest Essay

 

Show 33 is part two of my interview with Rob Donnellan discussing the …

SPaMCAST 32 - Chemuturi, Estimation Part 2, Good Numbers Go Bad: Communication

May 4th, 2008

35:50

Show 32 is part two of my interview with Murali Chemuturi on the topic of estimation.  You might think part two is just more of the same but think again.  Murali has laid out some interesting theories and data.   Mr …

SPaMCAST 31 – Ambler, Test Driven Development, Words and Change

April 20th, 2008

27:46

Show 31 features an interview with Scott Ambler of IBM discussing Test Driven Development and other Agile topics. 

 

Scott W. Ambler is the Practice Leader Agile Development with IBM Rational and he works with IBM …

SPaMCAST 30 - Donnellan, Metrics Programs, Passion and Success

April 6th, 2008

25:17

SPaMCAST 30 – Donnellan, Metrics Programs, Passion and
Success

 

Show 30 begins a two part
interview with Rob Donnellan on the topic of metrics programs.    

Rob
Donnellan, IT Excellence Value Builder, has more than 28 years …

SPaMCAST 29 - Chemuturi, Estimation, Responsibility

March 23rd, 2008

27:47

 


Show 29 begins a two part interview with Murali Chemuturi on the topic of estimation.  This is not the first time the Cast has examined estimation however I think you will find that Murali’s thoughts will add your …

SPaMCAST 28 - Ivar Jacobson, The Future, Social Media

March 2nd, 2008

33:59

Show 28 features Part Two of an interview with Ivar Jacobson, author, pundit and one of the creators of UML.  The discussion covered topics ranging …

SPaMCAST 27 - Jacobson, Practices, Futurists

February 10th, 2008

29:49

Show 27 features part one of an interview with Ivar Jacobson, author, pundit and one of the creators of UML.  The discussion covered topics …

SPaMCAST 26 - Carr, The Big Switch, Center

January 28th, 2008

33:07

SPaMCAST 26 - Carr, The Big Switch, Center

 

Show 26 features an interview with Nicolas Carr, author of “The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from …

SPaMCAST 25 Booch, Ominbus Frameworks

January 14th, 2008

31:59

SPaMCAST 25 - Booch,
Omnibus Framework

A few hours late . . . for some reason Audacity and Vista had a wrestling match this afternoon.  A couple of reinstalls later we are back in action however I think the interview and …

SPaMCAST 6 - Estimation Interview with Michael Bragen

January 9th, 2008

34:30

SPaMCAST SIX Estimation Interview with Michael Bragen

The Software Process and Measurmeent Cast Six continues the the theme arc on estimation with a conversation with Michael Bragen of Software Productivitity Research, …

SPaMCAST 24 - Edelson, Coaching, Specialization

December 30th, 2007

38:37

SPaMCAST 24 -
Edelson, Coaching, Specialization

** Note – Traceability paper will be
out on the feed this week. **

Show 24 features an interview with Marilyn Edelson,
a Principal at IT Decisions Coaching LLC.  The interview …

SPaMCAST 23 - Rothman, Project Management , Traceability

December 16th, 2007

35:55

SPaMCAST 23 - Rothman, Project Management , Traceability

** I believe I am back on track since the motherboard failure.  We should be back on …

SPaMCAST 22 – Levens, Configuration Management, Attention as an Asset

November 25th, 2007

33:32

** I know this show is a week late.  I had a motherboard failure; I am working on a replacement. **

 

Show 22 features an interview …

SPaMCAST 21 - Mason, Sourcing Metrics Programs, Teams

November 5th, 2007

32:29

Software Process and Measurement
Show 21!

Show 21 features an interview with Miranda Mason of Accenture on metrics consulting and …

SPaMCAST 20 Garmus, IFPUG Function Points, Tailoring

October 21st, 2007

35:12

Software Process and Measurement
Show 20!

Show 20 features Part 2 of an interview with Dave Garmus discussing IFPUG Function Points.  David …

SPaMCAST 19 Garmus, IFPUG Function Points, Stockholm Syndrome

October 9th, 2007

31:38

Software Process and Measurement Cast
Show 19!

Show 19 features an interview with Dave Garmus discussing IFPUG Function Points. 

David …

SPaMCAST 18: Beck, Transparency, Life Lessons

September 24th, 2007

30:42

Software Process and Measurement
Show 18!

Show 18 features an interview with Kent Beck discussing transparency.  Kent Beck is the Founder and Director of Three Rivers Institute (TRI). His career has combined the …

SPaMCAST 17: Radford, Measurement Data Trap

September 10th, 2007

31:49

Software Process and Measurement
Show 17!

Show 16 features an interview Paul Radford of Charismatek Software Metrics discussing using functional …

Special Edition: An open letter to IFPUG members: Board of Directors Election

September 3rd, 2007

16:58

An open letter to IFPUG members: Board of Directors Election

(This letter is not authorized by IFPUG or IFPUG's Board of Directors)
 

Four Board of
Director Candidates speak out on the Issues!

 
I offered all of the …

SPaMCAST 16: Poppendieck, Lean, Systemic Thinking

August 26th, 2007

30:12

Software Process and Measurement
Show 16!

Show 16 features an interview with Mary Poppendieck discussing Lean  Software Development processes.  Mary Poppendieck As a seasoned leader in both operations and new product …

SPaMCAST 15: Goldfarb, Benchmarking, Rosenblatt

August 12th, 2007

35:19

Software Process and Measurement
Show 15!

Show 14 features an interview with Scott Goldfarb discussing software baselines and benchmarks.  …

SPaMCAST 14: Parthasarathy, Estimation, Book Review

July 29th, 2007

38:57

 

Software Process and Measurement
Show 14!

Show 14 features an interview with M.A. Parthasarathy discussing estimation and his new book “Practical Software Estimation Function Point Methods for Insourced and Outsourced …

SPaMCAST 13: Gack, Lean Six Sigma, Outsourcing

July 15th, 2007

36:02

Software Process and Measurement
Show 13!

Six Month Anniversary

Show Thirteen features an interview with Gary Gack on Lean Six Sigma.   The interview is phenomenal!  Gary is the founder of …

SPaMCAST 12: Symons, COSMIC-FFP, Requirements

July 1st, 2007

31:09

Show Twelve features the second part of an interview with Charles Symons on Cosmic Full Function Points. COSMIC – Full Function Points are one of …

SPaMCAST 11: Symons, COSMIC-FFP, Inca Trail

June 17th, 2007

30:30

Software Process and Measurement Cast 11!

Show Eleven features Part One of an in depth interview with Charles Symons on the topic of COSMIC Full …

SPaMCAST TEN: Herron, SPI Advice, Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth

June 3rd, 2007

35:51

Software Process and Measurement Cast 10!

Show Ten features an interview with David Herron focusing on the thoughts and wisdom of a process …

SPaMCAST 9: Ferdinandi, Requirements, Seven Deadly Sins

May 20th, 2007

29:28

Show Nine features an interview with Patricia Ferdinandi which begins an arc on the thorny topic of requirements.  Patricia is uniquely qualified to …

SPaMCAST 8 - Build Management, Stephen Finegold, Involvement

May 6th, 2007

33:00

Show Eight features an interview with Stephen Finegoldon on the topic of build management.  Build Management is one of those basic blocking and …

SPaMCAST Seven! Mind Mapping, Interview with Kenji Hiranabe, Requriements Essay

April 23rd, 2007

31:44

SPaMCAST Seven!

Show Seven features an interview with Kenji Hiranabe on using mind mapping in agile projects.  Mind Mapping is a powerful technique to …

SPaMCAST 5: An Interview with Ian Brown on Estimation or 'A Fool With A Tool . . .'

March 24th, 2007

33:16

The Software Process and Measurement Cast (SPaMCAST) Five features an interview with Ian Brown of Booz Allen Hamilton covering the topic of estimation.  Project estimation (whether software, hardware, network or …

SPaMCAST 4: CMMI® and Six Sigma: Friends, Foes or Mud Wrestling Partners?

March 11th, 2007

32:28

SPaMCAST Four features an interview with Stasia Iwanicki of the David Consulting Group (www.davidconsultinggroup.com).    Stasia can be reach at

SPaMCAST 003 - Interview Interview with Capers Jones

February 25th, 2007

32:45

The Software Process and Measurement CAST features a wide-ranging interview with Capers Jones, founder and Chief Scientist of Software Productivity Research (www.spr.com).  As with any discussion with Capers, take out …

SPAMCAST 2 - Will Mcknight on PPQA Interview Conclusion

February 12th, 2007

32:50

Will's interview includes a wealth of information on implementing PPQA with an organization.   The basis for the interview is the presentation he will make at the SEPG 2007 Conference.  Will has provided all mentioned …

Show One - PPQA Interview With Will McKnight

January 29th, 2007

30:05

Process and Product Quality Assurance is a critical process area within the CMMI.  It is the leading economic indicator of success when assessing …

Show Zero Is Ready

January 18th, 2007

4:21

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast, SPaMCAST,  Show ZERO!  Show Zero is being releasing to activate the RSS feeds, iron out the bugs, teach the podcaster the software and to prime your expectations. 

 

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