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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 589 - Using Clean Language Questions To Refine Requirements, Virtual Agile, Essays and Discussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:26

The SPaMCAST 589 features our essay on using clean language to refine requirements. As product managers, product owners, and stakeholders interact with the world and then describe a set of wants and needs they use metaphors. Clean language helps us unpack those metaphors. We also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her Not A Scrumdamentalist Column to the podcast. Susan delivers thoughts and ideas about virtual agile. 

 SPaMCAST 588 - Project Management: It's All Bollocks, An interview with Susie Palmer-Trew and Peter Taylor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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!  It was great to meet Susie and renew our conversation with Peter. We talked about the assumptions that the profession of project management makes and why we should challenge those assumptions. The episode has the subtitle (you will discover it ½ way through the interview) 

 SPaMCAST 587 - Fixing Your Scrum, An Interview with Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems. We discussed how to define broken scrum processes. Ryan and Todd make the point that Scrum is so much more than a checklist of practices to follow, yet that's exactly how many organizations practice it.

 SPaMCAST 586 - Great Big Agile and The Agile Performance Holarchy, An Interview with Jeff Dalton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 topics we explored in this podcast is the relationship between being a professional musician and a software developer. Jeff brings his wisdom and humor to the podcast again to help listeners learn from high-performance agile organizations!

 SPaMCAST 585 - Most Agile Transformations Ignore Technical Skills, A Conversation with Susan Parente and Jon M Quigley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 technical teams to get the maximum value from agile. 

 SPaMCAST 584 - The Art of Agile Product Ownership, An Interview with Allan Kelly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 Analysts, and Entrepreneurs. The role of a product owner is hard and often misunderstood.  Allan offers practical advice on sorting the role out.

 SPaMCAST 583 - Pros and Cons of Hybridizing Agile Frameworks, A Discussion With Anthony Mersino and Susan Parente | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 Mersino, and myself. We discussed the pros and cons of hybridizing agile frameworks. Hybridizing agile approaches is a lightning rod concept in many circles. Susan, Anthony and I have different experiences and opinions on the topic. The conversation was spirited.

 SPaMCAST 582 - IMPACT, 21st Century Change Management, An interview with Paul Gibbons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:07

SPaMCAST 582 features our interview with Paul Gibbons.  We discussed his book IMPACT: 21st Century Change Management, Behavioral Science, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Work. The interview started by exploring the high-level factors that influence change and then spun down into areas such as the future of work, biases, and de-biasing. Organization Change which we discussed on SPaMCAST 480. The ideas that Paul shares are thought-provoking and will improve how you think about change.  

 SPaMCAST 581 - Technical Skills, Experimentation, Responsibility, A Discussion with Kim Pries and Jeremy Berriault | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:01

SPaMCAST 581 features a discussion on whether most agile transformations have provided teams with the technical skills to be successful with agile. Kim Pries, the Software Sensei, Jeremy Berriault, QA Corner, and I had a wide-ranging discussion covering experimentation, learning and both personal and management responsibility. 

 SPaMCAST 580 - The Future of the Workplace, An Interview With Bill Fox | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:41

SPaMCAST 580 features our interview with Bill Fox. Bill and I discussed his new book The Future of the Workplace -  Bill has compiled a huge amount of wisdom from his amazing interviews that translated into his new book. Bill and I spent time in this interview exploring the journey to the new book and Bill’s philosophies.  Our discussion highlights the benefits of a deep humanist view of leadership.

 SPaMCAST 579 - Fear-driven Agile Hybrids, When Testing Frameworks Don’t Work, Essays and Discussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 agile principles due to clashes with culture or lack of knowledge. Blindly making changes will never reflect what the environment’s context demands. We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault we talked about frameworks and what should happen if the framework is not helping.  

 SPaMCAST 578 - Business Agility Institute and HR Guilds, An Interview WIth Evan Leybourn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 just being formed.  Two years later it is going strong and helping change how business is done. 

 SPaMCAST 577 - Backlog Prioritization and Agile Myths, Essays and Discussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 Parente joins the cast with an installment of her Not a Scrumdamentalist column.  Susan discusses agile myths.

 SPaMCAST 576 - Learning and Experimentation, A Conversation With Kim Pries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 relationship between learning and experimentation which is at the heart of growing as you practice software development.

 SPaMCAST 575 - Messing Up Agile Hybrids, Deming and Book Club, Essays and Discussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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 wrong so often? We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column. Jon and I talked about Deming and his impact on our lives and a book club we are launching early next year.


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