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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.

    Disciplined Agile, Reinvention, A Conversation With Jonathan Lee

    Disciplined Agile, Reinvention, A Conversation With Jonathan Lee

    Until this week, Disciplined Agile was a topic we had not investigated on the Software Process and Measurement Cast. DA is an approach to scaling agile development.  Today, Jonathan Lee and I discuss Disciplined Agile and reinventing yourself to stay relevant in a dynamic world. 
    Mr. Lee’s Bio:
    Jonathan has over 25 years of diversified IT consulting experience working with private and public sector clients.  His latest passion is in agile coaching and delivering Disciplined Agile training to individuals and organizations that want to transform themselves to practice Business Agility.  Jonathan is a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI).
    Jonathan has volunteered at PMI Chicagoland Chapter for many years serving on the board including serving as the Chapter President for 3 years in the past.  Jonathan is a frequent speaker at PMI chapters in North America.
    Email: Jlee@VitalityChicago.com
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jonathanleepmp
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    One of the most influential books in my career was Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister. One concept in the book was the concept of flow state, being fully in the zone so that a problem or piece of work can be focused on and delivered. Flow maximizes the amount of value delivered. Demarco and Lister’s introduction to flow paved the way for my interest in The Flow Framework. Chapter 3 of Project to Product introduces the Flow Framework.
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    Next week we have an essay titled, What is Agile? There are a few things that just need to be said. For example, just because you are doing ceremonies doesn’t make you agile and might just make you fragile.
    In addition, Tony Timbol brings his To Tell A Story column to the cast! In this installment, the product owner’s role is under the microscope. 

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    Is Your Scrum Master The Problem, I Have A WIP Problem, Conversations with Anthony Mersino and Susan Parente

    Is Your Scrum Master The Problem, I Have A WIP Problem, Conversations with Anthony Mersino and Susan Parente

    This week we chat with my colleague, mentor, and friend Anthony Mersino. Our chat, titled, “Is Your Scrum Master The Problem?” Our conversation looks at transactive memory from the point of view of teams and Scrum Masters.  Is it a boon or a train wreck? 

    We also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her I’m Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the cast. I have titled this conversation, “I Have A WIP Problem”. We talk about how to get your WIP under control. 

    • 43 min
    Adapt, Transform Your Whole Organization, A Conversation With Luis Gonçalves

    Adapt, Transform Your Whole Organization, A Conversation With Luis Gonçalves

    Luis Gonçalves and I talked about his new book introducing the ADAPT Methodology. We discussed why using a framework can help leaders stay relevant. Our conversation dovetails nicely into the Re-read Saturday focus on Project to Product. There is a lot of synergy between the ideas of Kersten and Gonçalves. 

    • 38 min
    Transactive Memory and Agile, Better Daily Scrums, Conversations and Essays

    Transactive Memory and Agile, Better Daily Scrums, Conversations and Essays

    I use and observe transactive memory all the time. Used wisely, transactive memory means a team can be more than the sum of its individual members. Mess it up and you might as well put your hand in a running garbage disposal. For example, my wife remembers things like special events and then clues me in…if she is around. This week we explore when transactive memory works and when it does not.

    Also, Jeremy Berriault and I discuss helping improve Daily Scrums in his QA Corner column.

    • 25 min
    SPaMCAST - Learning, Hybrid Work Nirvana or Trouble, A Conversation With Tom Henricksen

    SPaMCAST - Learning, Hybrid Work Nirvana or Trouble, A Conversation With Tom Henricksen

    We are back from backpacking on Isle Royale. Simply awesome.  Today, we feature a discussion with Tom Henricksen.  You know Tom from the Agile Online Summit and the Dev Ops Online Summit however Tom is more than just the Summits. Today we discuss learning and then get into whether hybrid working scenarios are all they are cracked up to be. I am not sure we agreed.

    • 24 min
    Jerry Weinberg, Quality, Grandfather of Agile Summer Repost

    Jerry Weinberg, Quality, Grandfather of Agile Summer Repost

    The SPaMCAST is on summer holiday for the next two weeks (SPaMCAST 666 and SPaMCAST 667. Today we are featuring an interview released on December 27, 2015, with  Gerald (Jerry) M. Weinberg. 

    • 58 min

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