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

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 12/20/2020

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Software Process and Measurement Cast

Despite the unpredictable outcome, jumping the queue is practiced by many in traffic and even more when funneling work to teams. The consequences when working on information technology products are far more predictable than driving, and they are ALWAYS bad. Let’s fix some of the problems leading to queue jumping.

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More Episodes

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. As the editor of the SPaMCAST it is my great pleasure to reconvene a group of people that have such great insight into people. The discussion is full of great ideas to improve remote and hybrid working environments, but most of all it is full of ideas to help respect people in tough times or not.

 

Panelist Bios

Jo Ann Sweeney FCIM FIIC MCIPR is an engagement and communication consultant. Typically, she acts as change management lead on complex programs, facilitating the development of effective engagement, training, and communication strategies, and then assisting as the strategies are implemented.

Clients value her deep understanding of audiences. Jo Ann is known for clarifying the complex and for persuading key stakeholders to get involved and actively support change.

You are welcome to download a complimentary copy of Jo Ann’s guide How to Explain Change in 8 Easy Steps at https://freeguide.explaining-change.com/

Contact Jo Ann at [email protected]

John Vorris

John Voris is the current leader of AgilePhilly, the local user group in the Philadelphia area for Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Software. (www.AgilePhilly.com)  His day job is working on financial applications for Crown Cork & Seal, an essential company with over 100 years of manufacturing food and beverage cans.  Prior to Crown, John was an independent software consultant for 30+ years helping both small companies and Fortune 100 large companies with both applications and operating systems.

Reach out on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/john-voris-7b20525

With more than 30 years in the information technology industry, Paul Laberge – CGI Director Consulting-Expert, has a wide range of experience providing IT project management. He enjoys coaching leaders in deploying business technology solutions. His experience in organizational change management spans many different lifecycles including transitions to Agile frameworks (RUP, XP, Scrum, SAFe, Nexxus, LeSS) and incorporating Lean (Kanban) methodologies.

Reach out on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/paullaberge

Susan Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC and a University Professor at multiple Universities. Mrs. Parente is an author, mentor and professor focused on risk management, traditional and Agile project management. Her experience is augmented by her Masters in Engineering Management with a focus in Marketing of Technology from George Washington University, DC, along with a number of professional certifications. Ms. Parente has 23+ years’ experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD.

Contact Susan at [email protected]

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week the re-read of  Great Big Agile, An OS for Agile Leaders by Jeff Dalton dives into Chapter 3. Chapter 3 describes the Providing Performance Circle.  Providing is all about the logistics and the culture of the organization. If I were drawing a Venn Diagram, providing and leading (Chapter 2) have a significant overlap.  

Remember, buy a copy and read along. 

This week’s installment can be found at www.tomcagley.com/blog

Previous installments:

Week 1: Re-read Logistics and Front Matters - https://bit.ly/3mgz9P6 

Week 2: The API Is Broken - https://bit.ly/2JGpe7l

Week 3: Performance Circle: Leading - https://bit.ly/2K3poWy 

 

Next SPaMCAST

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our interview with Ted Harrington, author of  HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right. Security 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. If you have not bought a copy buy two copies (https://amzn.to/386w7Hr), one for you and one for your boss. Then listen to the interview together.