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SPaMCAST 612 - I Am An Agile Guide, A Conversation With Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 08/16/2020

SPaMCAST 655 - Product Pricing and Scale, A Conversation With Ajit Ghuman show art SPaMCAST 655 - Product Pricing and Scale, A Conversation With Ajit Ghuman

Software Process and Measurement Cast

This week we dive into what is often viewed as arcane science by the development community, pricing. One critical part of the conversation focuses on whether there is an ideal pattern for product and development to work together? If not, what are the consequences? Our conversation just skims the surface of Ajit Ghuman’s new book Priced to Scale which hit the book stands in April. 

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SPaMCAST 654 - Monotasking, A Conversation With Staffan Nöteberg show art SPaMCAST 654 - Monotasking, A Conversation With Staffan Nöteberg

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This week is a doubleheader (baseball term for two games played by the same teams on the same day against each other). We begin our re-read of  Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg and we have my interview with Staffan. Several years ago I read Staffan’s book on Pomodoro which changed how I work.  Monotasking might be even more useful and impactful.  We discussed how to apply the ideas in the book to improve focus, productivity, and quality of life.

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SPaMCAST 653 - Work Entry An Introduction, Product Backlog and Projects, Conversations and Essays show art SPaMCAST 653 - Work Entry An Introduction, Product Backlog and Projects, Conversations and Essays

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Work Entry: An Introduction, focuses on what work entry is and why it is the single most important part of determining whether a team is dependable, predictable, and even remotely agile.

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SPaMCAST 652 - Intellectual Property Protection and Software, A Conversation With Rick Martin show art SPaMCAST 652 - Intellectual Property Protection and Software, A Conversation With Rick Martin

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Intellectual property protection impacts almost everyone whether they are aware of it or not.  Trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets are all part of a wide-ranging discussion of IP protection in the software environment. Rick provides great insight into a rapidly evolving field. 

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This week Dr. Eric Cole and I talk cybersecurity and entrepreneurship. Most of you will have been on the edge of your seat while you tracked the news of the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline. Security can not be an afterthought. Remember this is not a drill; this not hype. 

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SPaMCAST 650 - Work Entry Patterns, Many Types of User Stories, Essays and Conversations  show art SPaMCAST 650 - Work Entry Patterns, Many Types of User Stories, Essays and Conversations

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Work entry, in its simplest form, is the steps needed for work to be triaged to ensure that it is the right work, that it is ready to be worked on, and the priority of the work. This week we talk about five common patterns. On Tuesday I will include the PDF in the feed to see if I can spur a discussion about other patterns.  

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Experimentation is a dirty word in many organizations, however, it can be a powerful tool to drive and guide change.  Tammy Gretz shares how she adopted experiments in her practice and how she uses them to change the behavior and culture of people and organizations.

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SPaMCAST 648 - Technical Debt, Code As A Liability, A Conversation With Alex Omeyer show art SPaMCAST 648 - Technical Debt, Code As A Liability, A Conversation With Alex Omeyer

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Alex Omeyer and I discussed defining, tracking, and measuring technical debt. Technical debt generates a liability that every organization must deal with. As Alex states, “tech debt might not be the sexiest topic” but if teams and organizations don’t address their liabilities it will be difficult to deliver the value customers need and expect. 

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The majority of work entry problems are caused by eight problems. The eight problems often occur in clusters and are a reflection of organizational culture. Fixing any problem starts with recognizing that problem.

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SPaMCAST 646 - Reduce Cost and Risk With Off-Premise Infrastructure, A Conversation with Albert Ahdoot show art SPaMCAST 646 - Reduce Cost and Risk With Off-Premise Infrastructure, A Conversation with Albert Ahdoot

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In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 646, Albert Ahdoot and I focus on discussing the impact of strong off-premise infrastructure on the delivery of value, the impact on the bottom line, and the mitigation of risk.

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 612 features a conversation with Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly on the topic of being an agile guide. I have felt that the term coach was overused for more than a few years. Woody and Allan put a voice to a topic that I started writing about earlier this summer describing the term 'agile guide'. Over the past 14 years, there have been a number of conversations that changed how I think and work.  This is certainly one of those gestalt moments.  

Bios:

Allan has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles, and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of seven books including "Continuous Digital", "Little Book of Requirements and User Stories" and his latest book is "Art of Agile Product Ownership."

When not writing, Allan consults and coaches, helping companies embrace the agile and digital world, and teams to improve their performance.

Links:

Me: www.allankelly.net
Blog: www.allankelly.net/blog
Retrospective cards: www.dialoguesheets.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/allankellynet

Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years. Woody is an independent freelance agile guide! He believes code must be simple, clean, and maintainable to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change. 

Contact Information

Mob Programming: http://mobprogramming.org/

Blog: http://zuill.us/WoodyZuill/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/woodyzuill

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle two chapters in Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s  Tame your Work Flow. Chapters ten and eleven put our understanding of workflow and process-flow into action in more complex environments.

Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!  

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter https://bit.ly/2LWJ3EY

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) – https://bit.ly/3h4zmTi

Week 3: Explicit Mental Models https://bit.ly/2UJUZyN 

Week 4: Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law and Economic Impact https://bit.ly/2VrIhoL 

Week 5: Flawed Mental Models https://bit.ly/3eqj70m  

Week 6: Where To Focus Improvement Efforts https://bit.ly/2DTvOUN 

Week 7: Introduction to Throughput Accounting and Culture https://bit.ly/2DbhfLT 

Week 8: Accounting F(r)iction and  Show Me the Money https://bit.ly/2XmDuWu 

Week 9: Constraints in the Work Flow and in the Work Process - https://bit.ly/33Uukoz 

Week 10: Understanding PEST Environments and Finding the Constraint in PEST Environments - https://bit.ly/3ga3ew9 

Next SPaMCAST

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 613 will feature our essay on directive and non-directive coaching. It is not as straightforward a dichotomy as you would expect, but as a coach, you do need to pick a position.   

We will also have a visit to the QA Corner.