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SPaMCAST explores the varied world of software process improvement and measurement. The cast covers topics that deal with the challenges found in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.

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SPaMCAST explores the varied world of software process improvement and measurement. The cast covers topics that deal with the challenges found in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.

    Pitchforks and Torches, Work In 2022, A Panel Discussion

    Pitchforks and Torches, Work In 2022, A Panel Discussion

    Today marks the end of year 15 on the Software Process and Measurement Cast, and we are closing the year with pitchfork and torches. We discussing the world of knowledge work in 2022. Leadership, principles, value, and values take center stage. Panels like this make me want to do panels every week!

    • 55 min
    What We Learned In 2021, A Panel Discussion

    What We Learned In 2021, A Panel Discussion

    One of the fun parts of programming the Software Process and Measurement Cast is getting diverse groups of people together to chat.  In this edition of the podcast, Jon M Quigley, Jeremy Willets, Jeremy Berriault, Kevin Rush, Susan Parente, and myself convened to discuss what we learned about work in 2021. The last few years have been extraordinary -- both good and bad. When you live in times like these it is incumbent on all of us to learn from them.

    • 35 min
    Meta Cast and Product Owners and Work Entry, Essays and Conversations

    Meta Cast and Product Owners and Work Entry, Essays and Conversations

    The new year evokes both retrospection and expectations for the future. 2021 was quite the year; SPaMCAST 635 marked the beginning of our 15th year of publishing with a conversation with Johanna Rothman. In late August I lost a podcast . . . (a summer rerun). The year ended with my 12-year-old mixer going to the electronics recycler. Even with all of the hassle, I have been able to do three great interviews and two related panel discussions that will round out year 15 and kick-off year 16.

    • 16 min
    Team Topologies, A Conversation With Ben Woznicki

    Team Topologies, A Conversation With Ben Woznicki

    Ben Woznicki and I talk about the book and ideas inside the covers of Team Topologies. Ben provides a great deal of advice on creating teams that are fit for purpose. Ben and I have worked together, hosted a video podcast together, and more -- it is a great conversation.

    • 32 min
    Prioritization Outside Your Span of Control, Getting Leadership Right, Conversations and Essays

    Prioritization Outside Your Span of Control, Getting Leadership Right, Conversations and Essays

    At the end of the year, planning and prioritization take center stage. We can only really prioritize work, needs, and dreams that are within our span of control. That does not stop people from trying to prioritize work that is not theirs to prioritize. 

    We also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her I’m Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the cast.  This month we talk about getting leadership right. It is possible!

    • 27 min
    Prioritization Without Control of Work Entry, Measuring Testings, Conversations and Essays

    Prioritization Without Control of Work Entry, Measuring Testings, Conversations and Essays

    This week we touch on a topic that is near and dear to my heart, work entry, with an essay titled Prioritization Without Control of Work Entry. I am tempted to suggest that without control over what you can say yes to, the whole idea of prioritization is a farce. The answer is more complicated, but only a little. 

    We also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault who brings his QA Corner to the cast. This week we discuss measuring testing -- it is more than just pass/fail.

    • 20 min

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Agile & more

Tom Cagley is a great interviewer and consistently brings in a wide variety of guests covering topics in software, testing, business, agile, and project management. Always informative, interesting and inviting!

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Always something to learn

What I love about this podcast is that I learn something from every guest. I might not agree with everything that guest says, but I learn something. Terrific source of thinking and learning.

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