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

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 03/28/2021

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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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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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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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In the SPaMCAST 644, we talk teams. 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. We discuss a framework for guiding support for teams. 

We also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault who brings his QA Corner to the podcast.  Jeremy and I discuss the differences between static and dynamic testing. Understanding the definition of each is an important step in improving quality. 

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud media sponsor of the Global Scrum Master Summit. 

 

The First Global Scrum Master Summit

Week of May 17th, 2021, Live and Recorded

Organized by the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

http://bit.ly/scrummastersummit21

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud media sponsor of the DevOps Online Summit. 

DevOps professionals throughout the world come together and share their learnings here at the DevOps Online Summit. This coming April 26th – 30th we are having our third summit. Our goal is to bring together 5000 DevOps professionals.  Grab a ticket!

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Re-Read Saturday News 

In SPaMCAST 642 Vasco Duarte made the startling statement that a Scrum Master will be your next CEO. Chapter 7 in Fixing Your Scrum, Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller echoes the power of that statement by emphasizing the definition of a scrum master. 

 

 If you have not bought your copy -- what are you waiting for? Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems 

This Week’s Installment 

Week 7: Embracing The Scrum Master Role https://bit.ly/3m0HB5D 

Previous 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 up is data security.  We live in frightening times in the cyber world. Paul Katzoff and I discuss why data security is more important than ever and what we can do to make the cbyer-world less scary. Everyone in the value chain is responsible for data security.