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SPaMCAST 270 - Alan Shalloway, SAFe, Lean, Kanban

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 12/29/2013

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

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

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

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 605 features our interview with Jodie Kane.  Jodie and I discussed involving product owners in retrospectives. Jodie suggests the answer should not be cut and dry but rather context-driven.

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

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

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Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 270.  The SPaMCAST 270 features my interview with Allan Shalloway. We talked lean, Kanban and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).  A great interview to end the old year and bring in the new year!

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, SAFe, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a SAFe Program Consultant as well as a co-founder of the Lean Systems Society. Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide. He is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility and Essential Skills for the Agile Developer. Al has worked in literally dozens of industries over his career. He is a co-founder and board member for the Lean Software and Systems Consortium. He has a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. as well as a Masters in Mathematics from Emory University.

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 271 features the essay from my re-read of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  This book has made a huge impact on my life and the essay is a great way to start 2014!