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SPaMCAST 618 - Process, Not Just Checking The Box, A Conversation with Mike King and Beth Leonard

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 09/27/2020

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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At the core of agile is the belief that the team is the fundamental building block of work. Because they are so important, organizations put tons of effort into helping and guiding teams. The problem is not that teams aren’t important or that we aren’t working hard to make them better, teams are still chronically messed up.

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SPaMCAST 643 - Software Craftsmanship, An Interview With Caleb Wood, CEO RoleModel Software show art SPaMCAST 643 - Software Craftsmanship, An Interview With Caleb Wood, CEO RoleModel Software

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This week, Caleb Woods, CEO and Senior Software Craftsman at RoleModel Software joins the podcast. Caleb and I talk about the role of craftsmanship in developing and maintaining software (or really anything else).

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SPaMCAST 642 - Scrum Master, Your Next CEO - A Conversation With Vasco Duarte show art SPaMCAST 642 - Scrum Master, Your Next CEO - A Conversation With Vasco Duarte

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Vasco Duarte returns to the podcast to discuss the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters are the face of agile in many organizations. Helping team facilitators get the role right benefits not only the agile community but every business they are involved with!

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SPaMCAST 641 - The Agile Coaching Code of Ethics, A Conversation With Shane Hastie and Craig Smith show art SPaMCAST 641 - The Agile Coaching Code of Ethics, A Conversation With Shane Hastie and Craig Smith

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In the podcast this week, we discuss the Agile Coaching Code of Ethics and the process of building an ethical foundation.  Shane Hastie and Craig Smith have been leading the effort to craft a useful Agile Coaching Code of Ethics for the past year. These two thought leaders have helped to pull together a diverse group of coaches, and then guide that herd of cats in order to create a new force to guide agile coaches of all stripes. 

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SPaMCAST 640 - Communities of Practice Goals, User Stories, Essays and Conversations show art SPaMCAST 640 - Communities of Practice Goals, User Stories, Essays and Conversations

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The idea of Communities of Practice is thrown around a lot in organizations, often without thinking about the goals of a CoP.  Why? Organizations are increasingly becoming more diverse and distributed, while at the same time pursuing mechanisms to increase collaboration between groups and consistency of knowledge and practice.

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SPaMCAST 639 - Chaos Engineering, A Conversation With Mikolaj Pawlikowski show art SPaMCAST 639 - Chaos Engineering, A Conversation With Mikolaj Pawlikowski

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Chaos Engineering comes to the Software Process and Measurement Cast this week delivered (chaotically) by Mikolaj Pawlikoski.  Miko and I talked about the definition of chaos engineering, why chaos is not scary, and most importantly his new book Chaos Engineering, Site reliability through controlled disruption.  One of the most important side effects of chaos engineering is uninterrupted sleep caused by things not going bump in the night!

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SPaMCAST 638 - Cybersecurity and IoT, A Conversation With Paul Clayson show art SPaMCAST 638 - Cybersecurity and IoT, A Conversation With Paul Clayson

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This week we connect with Paul Clayson to talk about cybersecurity in the IoT space. When you are dealing with extreme constraints being secure is complicated and doing nothing is a really bad option. Paul also weighs in on the CMMC (new security model) and serial entrepreneurism.

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SPaMCAST 637 - Process Improvement Disconnected, Cost of Poor Quality, Essays and Conversation show art SPaMCAST 637 - Process Improvement Disconnected, Cost of Poor Quality, Essays and Conversation

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This week the Cast features our essay titled, “Collaboration - Disconnected.” The improvement imperative is driven by the need to stay competitive at a holistic level. One would expect that continuous process improvement would be discussed earnestly at every staff meeting at every level of an organization.

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 618 is a conversation about “process” that I had with two great people, Mike King and Beth Leonard, in March of 2020. Just doing the process to check the box for a rating or certification, whether the CMMI, CMMC, Scrum, or any other framework, destroys legitimacy and trust.  

Michael King is a technology executive with over seventeen years of experience serving in technology roles supporting the Federal Government.  He currently serves as Halfaker and Associates’ Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer (CIO/CISO), where he leads enterprise IT Strategy with a focus on user experience, the information security program, and the Quality Management System with a focus on improving engineering maturity and customer experience. Prior to this role, he served Halfaker’s CTO and COO, as well as completing a five-year tenure at Lockheed Martin in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security domains. Michael holds degrees in Computer Engineering (Bachelor’s from UVA) and Information Systems (Master’s from JHU) and several professional certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SA, and ITIL.

Company: https://www.halfaker.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehking  

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Beth Leonard is an award-winning speaker in her field; frequently invited to both local and international-level industry events to speak about such topics as customer satisfaction, organizational statistical analysis and metrics development, CMMI, ISO, management reviews and techniques, as well as quality assurance. She is also a recognized patient advocate and blogger for NET Cancer; supporting several organizations both nationally as well as internationally.

Ms. Leonard is a well-respected executive with over 24 years of IT software development and service management lifecycle expertise as well as InfoSec/Cyber management, facility security management, risk and compliance, quality assurance, and process improvement experience across the government contracting industry. 

Company: https://www.r3-it.com/

Blog: https://www.facebook.com/LIVEwithNETS/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-leonard/

Links: https://www.carcinoid.org/beth-leonard-living-neuroendocrine-cancer/

Email: [email protected] 

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