Software Process and Measurement Cast show

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Summary: The Software Process and Measurement Cast explores the varied world of software process improvement and measurement. The SPaMCAST covers topics that deal the challenges how work is done in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.

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 SPaMCAST 601 - The CEO As Leader and Visionary, An Interview With Brian Weaver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 range of topics, including AI and agile, and the role of leadership in creating an environment where extraordinary results are possible. 

 SPaMCAST 600 - Team Self-selection, A Discussion WIth Sandy Mamoli | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 Self-Selection Lets People Excel. Sandy’s unique perspective as a world-class athlete and Agile Coach allows her to deliver options about forming teams you didn’t know you had! 

 A Special Announcement | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 04:45

Today, a special announcement: I would like to introduce you to the Patterns Video Podcast.  Ben Woznicki and I have been working on this project for nearly six months and it is finally time to stop starting and start shipping (that’s an agile joke).  Our idea is to share patterns (hence the name) for how teams and organizations can release sooner with higher confidence.

 SPaMCAST 599 - Tameflow, The Third Way, A Conversation with Steve Tendon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 pieces of wisdom for increasing value.

 SPaMCAST 598 - Recognizing A Toxic Meeting Culture. Continuous Learning - Essays and Discussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 been reset. Now even more than when we are all together, getting meeting culture right is critical to maximizing communication.  We will also return to the QA Corner with Jeremy Berriault. Jeremy and I talked about continuous learning.  Our discussion was taped earlier this year; it was a different time.

 SPaMCAST 597 - Intentional Serendipity, A Panel Discussion with Laberge, Parente, Voris, Sweeney, and Cagley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 for intentional serendipity. The panel is composed of Paul Laberge, Susan Parente, John Voris, Jo Ann Sweeney, and your host. 

 SPaMCAST 596 - Sharpening The Saw, An Interview With Tom Henricksen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 Summits foster learning and sharpening the saw. Tom suggests that tuning your skills and capabilities has never been more important as the economy struggles to get going again.

 IdeaFest Promo April 21 and 22, 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:11

Join us to hear great ideas from industry leaders while they share their stories about CMMC, Agile, Transformation, Culture, CMMI V2.0, High Performance, and more! All from the comfort of your couch!

 SPaMCAST 595 - Unit Testing Principles, An Interview with Vladimir Khorikov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 discussion of writing from first principles, understanding and tuning the signal-to-noise ratio in unit testing, and tests that are better at proving the negative than the positive. 

 DevOps Online Summit 2020 Promo! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:37

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. It will start Monday, April 20, 2020, and run through Friday, April 24, 2020. Then visit and register for this year’s DevOps Online Summit at

 SPaMCAST 594 - Behold the Cryptopreneurs, An interview with Dennis Lewis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 cryptocurrencies are changing all types of software development. Dennis provides great advice for technologists and entrepreneurs that is immediately actionable (without violating social distancing).

 SPaMCAST 593 - Be Happy and Thrive, An Interview With Scott Crabtree | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 delivered and our own perception of our value.

 SPaMCAST 592 - Human-Centered Design and Women In Agile, An Interview with Shelisa Bainbridge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 in a way that influences every line of code.  We also talked about how organizations adopt agile and women in agile.

 SPaMCAST 591 - Advice For Remote Teams, A Discussion with Dalton, McDonough, Koorse, Hurney, and Cagley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 releasing the audio version.  The panel for this show was   Jeff Dalton Amy McDonough Sandeep Koorse  Christopher Hurney And myself! We kept the session short but full of practical advice!

 SPaMCAST 590 - Future of Testing, An Interview with Nancy Kastl | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 long-term more codeless testing and AI might replace entry-level testers. An eye-opening interview!


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