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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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Daniel Doiron's new book Seeing Money Clearly challenges Agile Centers of Excellence to view decision-making through the lens of Throughput Accounting.  Throughput Accounting is a lot of things: An accounting system,  A financial application,  A process of ongoing improvement (POOGI), and  First and foremost, the decision-making arm of the Theory of Constraints.  Daniel’s Bio “I am the only CPA in the world - negative assurance provided - to give a one-day Throughput Accounting class to a CPA chapter (Québec) within the scope of their mandatory Professional...

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SPaMCAST 709 - Basics, Flow Attributes, Agile Requirements, Essays and Conversations With Tony Timbol show art SPaMCAST 709 - Basics, Flow Attributes, Agile Requirements, Essays and Conversations With Tony Timbol

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Definitions provide several benefits. The first is that once a definition for an object or concept is agreed upon, it is far easier to have a discussion without getting confused. A second and equally important benefit is that definitions provide a platform for establishing attributes that can be used to describe the object or idea. Attributes are critical because even with a definition we need to communicate and measure nuances. Just think if you only had one word to describe rain or hot; a lot would be lost. Today we identify four basic attributes of flow.  We will also have a visit from...

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SPaMCAST 707 - Leadership And Management,  Next Re-read Saturday Books, A Conversation With Susan Parente show art SPaMCAST 707 - Leadership And Management, Next Re-read Saturday Books, A Conversation With Susan Parente

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In SPaMCAST 707 Susan Parente and I discuss the difference between leadership and management in her Not A Scrumdamentalist column. These two concepts are related but not the same.  The votes are in!  The next three books for Re-read Saturday are: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Arkins   Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching by Bob Galen   Team Topologies by Matthew Skelton, Manuel Pais, and Ruth Malan   Re-read Saturday  News This week, we are revisiting (and re-editing) the conclusion of the first re-read to tide you over to the completion of Why Limit WIP.  I...

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In the SPaMCAST 705 we stay with the basics and define the term flow. I recently listened to a conversation where the term flow was used 30ish times in 30 minutes. Each use of the term meant something different. Today we draw a line in the sand to improve communication.  We also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault from the QA Corner.  Jeremy and I discussed the mistaken belief that Scrum Master and Coach can be translated to administrative assistant.  Re-read Saturday  News In Chapter 9 of   , the author extols the virtues of transparency. The Kanban board provides a...

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In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 704, we talk leadership with Stuart Leo Founder & CEO of Waymaker.io. One of the reasons I enjoy interviews is that I often stumble across great stories.  Stuart’s entrepreneurial origin story includes golf balls, icy Tasmanian lakes, and scuba divers -- I will remember this story until I die.  Stuart is a global thinker in strategy, systems, and leadership development. As the founder of Waymaker.io he has led the creation of Waymaker’s Leadership Curve - a revolutionary way of building clarity, alignment, and remarkable results for...

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In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 703, we wrestle with one of the basics of agile.  What is the power of making a commitment? Making and keeping commitments are core components of professional behavior. It is a promise to perform. Whether Agile or Waterfall, commitments are used to manage software projects. They are used to drive the behavior of teams. We also have a visit from Jon M Quigley who brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column to the podcast.  Re-read Saturday  News Chapter 7 is one of my favorites in  . One of the chronic problems I help...

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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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