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SPaMCAST 647 - Fixing Work Entry, Hybrid-Agile, Essays and Conversations

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 04/18/2021

SPaMCAST 656 - Gig Economy and Making The Market, A Conversation With Rahul Aggarwal show art SPaMCAST 656 - Gig Economy and Making The Market, A Conversation With Rahul Aggarwal

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In Software Process and Measurement Cast 656 we stay with an agile product and entrepreneurship theme with a conversation with Rahul Aggarwal. We discussed building a business and products to support the gig economy and entrepreneurship. Rahul provides excellent advice on recognizing market needs, experimenting, pivoting when necessary, and building a business. 

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This week we dive into what is often viewed as arcane science by the development community, pricing. One critical part of the conversation focuses on whether there is an ideal pattern for product and development to work together? If not, what are the consequences? Our conversation just skims the surface of Ajit Ghuman’s new book Priced to Scale which hit the book stands in April. 

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This week is a doubleheader (baseball term for two games played by the same teams on the same day against each other). We begin our re-read of  Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg and we have my interview with Staffan. Several years ago I read Staffan’s book on Pomodoro which changed how I work.  Monotasking might be even more useful and impactful.  We discussed how to apply the ideas in the book to improve focus, productivity, and quality of life.

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SPaMCAST 653 - Work Entry An Introduction, Product Backlog and Projects, Conversations and Essays show art SPaMCAST 653 - Work Entry An Introduction, Product Backlog and Projects, Conversations and Essays

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Work Entry: An Introduction, focuses on what work entry is and why it is the single most important part of determining whether a team is dependable, predictable, and even remotely agile.

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Intellectual property protection impacts almost everyone whether they are aware of it or not.  Trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets are all part of a wide-ranging discussion of IP protection in the software environment. Rick provides great insight into a rapidly evolving field. 

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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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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.  Knowing that there are eight problems is useful when they can be recognized. Unless people wear their motivations on signs hung around their neck, recognition requires conversation and observation.  Fixing any problem starts with recognizing that problem. 

We will also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her, Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the podcast. Today Susan and I discuss the concept of Hybrid Agile and the new book Hybrid Project Management https://amzn.to/3al4b4F that Susan wrote with Mark Tolbert

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

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

 

Next Week!  The DevOps Online Summit is nearly here!  During the week of  April 26th – 30th Tom Henricksen and crew will deliver the third summit. The goal is to bring together 5000 DevOps professionals.  Grab a ticket!

Re-Read Saturday News 

Chapter 10 in Fixing Your Scrum, Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller, dives into planning. Sprint planning is one of the major events in Scrum. All sprints should start with planning (not planning is one of the silliest, but a common antipattern).

 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 10: Sprint Planning - https://bit.ly/3stWOhx 

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 

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

Week 8: Management - https://bit.ly/31Kv39l 

Week 9:  Thinking In Sprints - https://bit.ly/321wXTg 

Next SPaMCAST

In the next SPaMCAST, Alex Omeyer and I talk about technical debt.  Everyone uses the term and sometimes they even mean the same thing!  Mr. Omeyer describes why tech debt is such an important concept, how we can agree on a definition, and how to measure it.