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SPaMCAST 575 - Messing Up Agile Hybrids, Deming and Book Club, Essays and Discussions

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 12/01/2019

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Software Process and Measurement Cast

A quick update for readers and listeners: both the blog entries for Saturday and Sunday and the podcast episode scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2020, are delayed due to issues with my month old laptop. It has decided to no longer boot (second time in one month that this issue has occurred). Since I was traveling this weekend I was not able to pull out the back-up machine until now. Rest assured, I will have things back on track beginning Tuesday.  

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More Episodes

SPaMCAST 575 features our essay on the lightning-rod issue: hybridizing agile methods and techniques. We can all agree that fitting a model to an observed reality requires the flexibility to hybridize. Why do we it so wrong so often?

We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column. Jon and I talked about Deming and his impact on our lives and a book club we are launching early next year.

Re-Read Saturday News

In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we talk about the Fourfold Pattern, Certainty Effect and the Possibility Effect (Chapter 29).  Simply put “people are not perfectly rational choosers,” which makes it hard to make consistently good decisions.  

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 current installment of Re-read Saturday:

Week 29: The Fourfold Pattern - http://bit.ly/2Y3doHg 

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 576 will feature a conversation with Kim Pries, the Software Sensei on learning, quality, craftsmanship, and future plans. This is one of those conversations that is full of serendipity.