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SPaMCAST 562 - The Power of No, Real Planning, Essays and Discussions

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 09/01/2019

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More Episodes

SPaMCAST 562 features our essay on the power of saying no.  I firmly believe that unless you have control over the amount of work you take, you are asking for a trainwreck.  The problem is that saying no is often harder than being late or over budget.  

We will also have a visit from the Software Sensei.  Kim Pries is back to kick off September with an essay titled, Real Planning. While the actual plan might not be exactly what happens in real life, the act of planning is crucial. 

Re-Read Saturday News

Well, I missed posting an entry of Re-read Saturday and if you had not noticed SPaMCAST 562 is not exactly what I had planned.  Five weeks ago my standard poodle Jax (named after the New Orleans Beer of yesteryear) died. My wife and I missed having a canine presence around the house.  Yesterday, we drove to Brantford, Ontario and picked up a new standard poodle, Nyssa (named after Nyssa of Traken -- Dr. Who aficionados will recognize the name). It was a round trip 14 hours, including a stop at the Resurgence Brewing Company in Buffalo --- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PLACE.  This is the long way around saying that I did not have WIFI, so I failed to post. Hence the pivot on the material in the cast this week.  Never fear you never know what tomorrow may bring!

Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!  

 The installments:

Week 1: Logistics and Introductionhttp://bit.ly/2UL4D6h

Week 2: The Characters Of The Storyhttp://bit.ly/2PwItyX

Week 3: Attention and Efforthttp://bit.ly/2H45x5A

Week 4: The Lazy Controllerhttp://bit.ly/2LE3MQQ

Week 5: The Associative Machinehttp://bit.ly/2JQgp8I

Week 6: Cognitive Easehttp://bit.ly/2VTuqVu

Week 7: Norms, Surprises, and Causeshttp://bit.ly/2Molok2

Week 8: A Machine for Jumping to Conclusions - http://bit.ly/2XOjOcx 

Week 9: How Judgement Happens and Answering An Easier Question - http://bit.ly/2XBPaX3 

Week 10:  Law of Small Numbers - http://bit.ly/2JcjxtI 

Week 11: Anchors - http://bit.ly/30iMgUu 

Week 12: The Science of Availability - http://bit.ly/30tW6TN 

Week 13: Availability, Emotion, and Risk - http://bit.ly/2GmOkTT 

Week 14: Tom W’s Speciality - http://bit.ly/2YxKSA8 

Week 15: Linda: Less Is More - http://bit.ly/2T3EgnV 

Week 16: Causes Trump Statistics - http://bit.ly/2OTpAta 

Week 17: Regression To The Mean - http://bit.ly/2ZdwCgu 

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 563 will feature an interview with Steve Tendon and Daniel Dioron.  We discussed their new book Tame Your Work Flow. Steve and Daniel share deep insights into applying the Theory of Constraints in the real world. The flow of work is not an esoteric topic.  Steve and Daniel provide very useful advice on how to deliver more value.