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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 634 - Organizing For Analytics In The Real World, An Interview with Rick Hall show art SPaMCAST 634 - Organizing For Analytics In The Real World, An Interview with Rick Hall

Software Process and Measurement Cast

In this edition of the Software Process and Measurement Cast, I talk with Rick Hall, CEO of Aginity. Rick and I talked about analytics, which has been Rick’s lifelong passion. Rick provides insights on how analytics fits in a modern organization and how to staff that group.  We also discussed serial entrepreneurship. His advice is, if you don’t have passion for the idea, don’t try it. 

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SPaMCAST 633 - Disruption of Healthcare With Empathy, A Conversation With Unmesh Srivastava show art SPaMCAST 633 - Disruption of Healthcare With Empathy, A Conversation With Unmesh Srivastava

Software Process and Measurement Cast

The Podcast this week features my interview with Unmesh Srivastava. We talked about organizational culture and disrupting health care through development that is customer-focused. We also spent time discussing the need for empathy in order to find critical business needs. Unmesh points out that many times technologists think with their technology before they think with their hearts.

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SPaMCAST 632- What Is Working, Working From Home. A Conversation with Dalton, McDonough, Koorse, Hurney, and Cagley show art SPaMCAST 632- What Is Working, Working From Home. A Conversation with Dalton, McDonough, Koorse, Hurney, and Cagley

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Software Process and Measurement Cast 632 reprises a panel from the 18th of March 2020 just as things were getting interesting on the working from the home front. Today we discuss what they have learned working with and supporting remote teams versus how it was supposed to work. The panel is:

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SPaMCAST 631 - Hackable and Ethical Hackers, A Conversation with Ted Harrington show art SPaMCAST 631 - Hackable and Ethical Hackers, A Conversation with Ted Harrington

Software Process and Measurement Cast

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Ted Harrington, author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right. Application security requires planning, coding, and testing. It is not something that you can easily remedy after the fact - it needs to be part of the conversation before you write one line of code. Ted provides insights for developers, C-level executives, and product owners.

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SPaMCAST 630 - It's All About the People, A Panel Discussion with Laberge, Parente, Voris, Sweeney, and Cagley show art SPaMCAST 630 - It's All About the People, A Panel Discussion with Laberge, Parente, Voris, Sweeney, and Cagley

Software Process and Measurement Cast

In March 2020, as our world was shrinking and words like 'lockdown' and 'zoom-bombing' were becoming a reality, we recorded and aired SPaMCAST 597. Paul Laberge, Susan Parente, Jo Ann Sweeney, John Voris, and I talked about how we could create or preserve interactions leading to serendipity. Remote working was new for many people. This week we discuss what went well and what have we learned from nearly a year of working remotely.

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SPaMCAST 629 - Agile Metrics In Action- A Conversation With Christopher W H Davis  show art SPaMCAST 629 - Agile Metrics In Action- A Conversation With Christopher W H Davis

Software Process and Measurement Cast

This week we are staying with metrics and Manning Publications for a chat with Christopher W H Davis, author of Agile Metrics in Action, How to Measure and Improve Team Performance. Why more metrics?  Well first, the M in SPaMCAST is for metrics. Secondly, metrics are important tools for teams and organizations when used wisely. Many in the agile world hear the term metric or measure and run screaming from the room. I asked Chris if he thought combining 'metics' and 'agile' was an oxymoron - he thinks not.

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SPaMCAST 628 - Software Development Metrics - A Conversation With Dave Nicolette show art SPaMCAST 628 - Software Development Metrics - A Conversation With Dave Nicolette

Software Process and Measurement Cast

This week Dave Nicolette, author of Software Development Metrics from Manning Publications, and I talk about pragmatically using metrics. Dave and I talked about the value teams get from measurement regardless of the approach you are taking to deliver value. Measurement is feedback and measurement is leadership for guiding and improving how work is done.   

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Software Process and Measurement Cast

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 627 features our essay on collaboration.  Collaboration is a word that gets thrown around A LOT in team-oriented environments. I am not sure everyone means the same thing when they use the term.

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SPaMCAST 626 - Custom Software Development, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, A Conversation With Jacob Glenn show art SPaMCAST 626 - Custom Software Development, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, A Conversation With Jacob Glenn

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 626 features our interview with Jacob Glenn.  Jacob and I began talking about custom software development and then branched into entrepreneurship and leadership. Finding and enabling people are critical skills for building solutions.  

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SPaMCAST 625 - Finding Great Developers, GitCommit Bounties, A Conversation With Drew Angell show art SPaMCAST 625 - Finding Great Developers, GitCommit Bounties, A Conversation With Drew Angell

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 625 features our interview with Drew Angell. Drew and I talk about web development, software development excellence, and how to find great developers. Being good is more than just excellence in coding -- listening and problem-solving are also needed which has led Drew to experiment with using GitCommit bounties to get great developers to self-identify.

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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.