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SPaMCAST 643 - Software Craftsmanship, An Interview With Caleb Woods, CEO RoleModel Software

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 03/21/2021

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This week Dr. Eric Cole and I talk cybersecurity and entrepreneurship. Most of you will have been on the edge of your seat while you tracked the news of the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline. Security can not be an afterthought. Remember this is not a drill; this not hype. 

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Work entry, in its simplest form, is the steps needed for work to be triaged to ensure that it is the right work, that it is ready to be worked on, and the priority of the work. This week we talk about five common patterns. On Tuesday I will include the PDF in the feed to see if I can spur a discussion about other patterns.  

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Experimentation is a dirty word in many organizations, however, it can be a powerful tool to drive and guide change.  Tammy Gretz shares how she adopted experiments in her practice and how she uses them to change the behavior and culture of people and organizations.

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Alex Omeyer and I discussed defining, tracking, and measuring technical debt. Technical debt generates a liability that every organization must deal with. As Alex states, “tech debt might not be the sexiest topic” but if teams and organizations don’t address their liabilities it will be difficult to deliver the value customers need and expect. 

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The majority of work entry problems are caused by eight problems. The eight problems often occur in clusters and are a reflection of organizational culture. Fixing any problem starts with recognizing that problem.

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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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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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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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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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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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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).

Caleb Woods - RoleModel’s CEO - Caleb is a proven leader with extensive experience evaluating technology trends, leading teams, and implementing best practices. As CEO, Caleb promotes continuous improvement while cultivating a collaborative work environment.

Caleb is a technologist who understands and solves complex business problems. He has a passion for software craftsmanship and producing sustainable software and has become the visionary leader of the next generation of RoleModel Software.

Caleb began his software career as a web developer at an academic coaching company, where he gained experience in infrastructure migrations, team leadership, and business analysis. He’s continued that dedication to technology advancement. At his previous position as Chief Technology Officer for RoleModel, Caleb led the expansion of the company's technical and design craftsmanship capabilities. That background helps Caleb effectively develop and evaluate RoleModel's technology landscape. Caleb sets the vision for the company's strategic full-stack architecture and is an expert at putting together high-performance teams and matching them to clients/projects’ needs.

Caleb also applies the ideas of continuous improvement to his personal life through effective micro habits and is a big believer in intermittent fasting. He also enjoys playing disc golf, cycling, and watching Michigan State football and basketball. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three young kids.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/calebwoods

Websites:

calebwoods.com  (calebwoods.com)

rolemodelsoftware.com  (RoleModel Software)

Twitter calebwoods

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Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we read Chapter 6 of  Fixing Your Scrum, Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller. This chapter discusses some of the antipatterns for the second role in Scrum, the development team. The development team covers the people that aren’t the scrum master or product owner — the group of people that actually takes an idea and converts it into something tangible.  If you have not bought your copy -- what are you waiting for? Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems 

Installments

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

Week 2: A Brief Introduction To Scrum, and Why Scrum Goes Bad - https://bit.ly/37w4Dv9 

Week 3: Breaking Bad Scrum with a Value-Driven Approach - http://bit.ly/3stGc9Q 

Week 4: The Product Owner - https://bit.ly/3qpKvSn 

Week 5: The Product Backlog - http://bit.ly/3cAEk9c 

Week 6: The Development Team - http://bit.ly/2OLVAAs 

Next SPaMCAST

Next, we will revisit the topic of teams and what constitutes a team. Putting six people together (in-person or virtually) and assigning a manager does not a team make. In order to get work done effectively and efficiently, we need to get this right!