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

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Release Date: 01/17/2021

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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SPaMCAST 645 - Getting A Handle on Data Security, A Conversation with Paul Katzoff show art SPaMCAST 645 - Getting A Handle on Data Security, A Conversation with Paul Katzoff

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The headlines of 3 and 4 April 2021 are stark - the data of 533 million Facebook users available on the web (change your password now).  You have 533 MILLION reasons to take Paul Katzoff’s message on data security to heart.

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SPaMCAST 644 - Teams Are Important,Static and Dynamic Testing, Essays and Discussions show art SPaMCAST 644 - Teams Are Important,Static and Dynamic Testing, Essays and Discussions

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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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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. 

Rick Hall is a software entrepreneur focused on the analytics market.  He has led the development of over a dozen software products and taken several companies from the early stage to an eventual sale.

Rick led a group in the purchase of Aginity in March of 2020, and has taken over the CEO role as a result.  Aginity was an early innovator in Analytics Management and launched Aginity Pro early last year.  The product is off to a fast start attracting 13,000 subscribers in the first nine months and is set to grow by more than 250% through 2021.

 Reach out to Rick 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-hall-6685513/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/aginity-inc/

https://www.aginity.com/

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Re-Read Saturday News 

As we begin Chapter 6 this week, we have four more weeks of our re-read of  Great Big Agile, An OS for Agile Leaders by Jeff Dalton. We have three more chapters and then we will conclude with a few final notes before beginning Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems (it is time to buy a copy).  

Chapter 6 goes into detail on the Performance Circle: Affirming.  This is the part of the Agile Performance Holoracy (APH), Affirming asks teams and organizations to continuously evaluate whether they are being effective, and then to take steps to improve. 

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 

Week 4: Performance Circle: Providing - http://bit.ly/3mNJJN7 

Week 5: Performance Circle: Envisioning - https://bit.ly/2JEVXdt 

Week 6: Performance Circle: Crafting - https://bit.ly/3ntsX69 

Week 7: Performance Circle: Affirming - http://bit.ly/35OvFgC 



Next SPaMCAST

Year 14 is a wrap with this podcast, next week we start the next 14!  Thank you to everyone that has been part of the first 14 years. 

The next week the Software Process and Measurement Cast week we begin year 15 with a visit from Johanna Rothman.  We talked about her THREE new books, and, as usual, people, agile, and the world. I could not ask for a better start to our podcast year!