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SPaMCAST 635 - Practical Ways to Manage, A Conversation with Johanna Rothman

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 01/24/2021

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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Cue the music . . . Happy Birthday, Software Process and Measurement Cast!  Today we begin year 15 with a visit from Johanna Rothman.  We talked about her THREE new books:

Practical Ways to Manage Yourself: Modern Management Made Easy, Book 1 https://amzn.to/2LXKkiQ

Practical Ways to Lead & Serve (Manage) Others: Modern Management Made Easy, Book 2 - https://amzn.to/39Viwnj 

Practical Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization: Modern Management Made Easy, Book 3 - https://amzn.to/3qS90Z3 

We of course covered more ground.  For example about 2/3rds of the way through we talked about why the word experiment is a dirty word in most organizations. This is a longer interview, but when I grow up I want to be just like Johanna (I am serious).  Here is her bio:

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams do reasonable things that work. Equipped with that knowledge, they can decide how to adapt their product development.

With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 18 books about many aspects of product development. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby) and Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver.

See all her books, blog, and other resources at jrothman.com and createadaptablelife.com.

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Re-Read Saturday News 

Today we take on Chapter 7 of Great Big Agile, An OS for Agile Leaders by Jeff Dalton. In three more weeks, we will begin Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems (it is time to buy a copy).

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 

Week 8: Performance Circle: Teaming - http://bit.ly/366CYk0 

Next SPaMCAST

User Stories and Tony Timbol will take center stage. User stories are ubiquitous in agile.  Getting them right is really important. Tony gives us some ideas to move the ball forward.