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

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 05/30/2021

SPaMCAST 669 - Transactive Memory and Agile, Better Daily Scrums, Conversations and Essays show art SPaMCAST 669 - Transactive Memory and Agile, Better Daily Scrums, Conversations and Essays

Software Process and Measurement Cast

I use and observe transactive memory all the time. Used wisely, transactive memory means a team can be more than the sum of its individual members. Mess it up and you might as well put your hand in a running garbage disposal. For example, my wife remembers things like special events and then clues me in…if she is around. This week we explore when transactive memory works and when it does not.

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SPaMCAST 668 - SPaMCAST - Learning, Hybrid Work Nirvana or Trouble, A Conversation With Tom Henricksen show art SPaMCAST 668 - SPaMCAST - Learning, Hybrid Work Nirvana or Trouble, A Conversation With Tom Henricksen

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We are back from backpacking on Isle Royale. Simply awesome.  Today, we feature a discussion with Tom Henricksen.  You know Tom from the Agile Online Summit and the Dev Ops Online Summit however Tom is more than just the Summits. Today we discuss learning and then get into whether hybrid working scenarios are all they are cracked up to be. I am not sure we agreed.

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SPaMCAST 666 - Jerry Weinberg, Quality, Grandfather of Agile Summer Repost show art SPaMCAST 666 - Jerry Weinberg, Quality, Grandfather of Agile Summer Repost

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The SPaMCAST is on summer holiday for the next two weeks (SPaMCAST 666 and SPaMCAST 667. Today we are featuring an interview released on December 27, 2015, with  Gerald (Jerry) M. Weinberg. 

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SPaMCAST 665 - Organizations Culture Drive Teams, Decisions at Last Responsible Moment, Essays and Conversations show art SPaMCAST 665 - Organizations Culture Drive Teams, Decisions at Last Responsible Moment, Essays and Conversations

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Teams don’t live in a vacuum, so when the word organization gets used it reflects the influence of all sorts of organizations. Organizations facilitate teams to a greater or lesser extent. In the workplace, the employer’s organization will have the most significant impact on how teams form and perform but it is not the totality.

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 664 features our interview with Sunny Han, CEO and Founder of Fulcrum.  Sunny and I talked about motivation, we talked agile development, and we talked about what it takes to see a vision through to reality. The ideas about engineering a communication architecture are phenomenal.  

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SPaMCAST 663 - Prioritizing Badly, Freestyling User Stories, Essays and Conversations show art SPaMCAST 663 - Prioritizing Badly, Freestyling User Stories, Essays and Conversations

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This week we explore the impact of process (it really isn’t a bad word) problems in prioritization. Prioritization requires a steady hand and consistency. The process for prioritization should have more in common with a well-oiled basketball or futbol team than five-year-olds playing soccer in the schoolyard. How the moving parts work together is a process

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SPaMCAST 662 - Backing Up SaaS Application, RIsk Mitigation, An Interview with Mike Potter show art SPaMCAST 662 - Backing Up SaaS Application, RIsk Mitigation, An Interview with Mike Potter

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In this week’s podcast, we speak with Mike Potter, CEO of Rewind.  Mike and I talk about the need to backup SaaS applications, remote and hybrid working, and entrepreneurship. This interview opened my eyes to the risks we all face by trusting SaaS application companies to back up our data. Mike also highlights in his answers how humanity in the workplace can help create special results.  

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SPaMCAST 661 - Jumping The Queue and Remedies, Risk Management, Hybrid Agile, Essays and Conversations   show art SPaMCAST 661 - Jumping The Queue and Remedies, Risk Management, Hybrid Agile, Essays and Conversations

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Despite the unpredictable outcome, jumping the queue is practiced by many in traffic and even more when funneling work to teams. The consequences when working on information technology products are far more predictable than driving, and they are ALWAYS bad. Let’s fix some of the problems leading to queue jumping.

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SPaMCAST 660 - AIoT, Doing Business Differently, An Interview with Rob Rastovich show art SPaMCAST 660 - AIoT, Doing Business Differently, An Interview with Rob Rastovich

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In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast, I speak with Rob Rastovich, CTO of ThingLogix. We talked about meeting customer needs through developing solutions using the AIoT (not a typo). This is a seachange for both businesses and developers who will need to reskill and rethink what is possible.

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SPaMCAST 659 - The Impact of Adopting ERP Packages, An Interview with Christiano Gherardini show art SPaMCAST 659 - The Impact of Adopting ERP Packages, An Interview with Christiano Gherardini

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In this episode, we feature our interview with Christiano Gherardini. Chris and I talk about the impact of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages on businesses and as importantly, the impact of packages and consultants as a tool to influence the direction of software development in a firm. 

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More Episodes

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. 

We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley and his Alpha and Omega of Product Development. Jon and I discuss, wrestle, and chew on how the idea of a product backlog can exist in a project environment. 

Re-Read Saturday News 

We have read or re-read Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems by Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley cover-to-cover if you don’t count the index at the back of the book (and I certainly do not). As a wrap-up, I briefly consider three points that came to mind during the re-read. If you have not bought your copy -- what are you waiting for? Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems 

Next week we will start our re-read of Monotasking by Staffan Noteberg by laying out an approach. I am contemplating combining the re-read with experience reports as I try to put the ideas in the book to use. More on that next week.

This Week’s Installment 

Week 16 - Final Thoughts - https://bit.ly/3p3tbU0v 

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 

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

Week 11: Sprint Backlog - https://bit.ly/3njezit 

Week 12 - Reclaiming The Daily Scrum - https://bit.ly/3eNzMgz 

Week 13: Deconstructing the Done Product Increment - https://bit.ly/3bedTGc 

Week 14: The Sprint Review - https://bit.ly/3huZvgP 

Week 15: The Retrospective - https://bit.ly/3bOK2Vg 

Next SPaMCAST

Speaking of Monotasking by Staffan Noteberg, in the next podcast, we will feature the interview I did with Staffan covering the book that we are about to re-read.  We discussed how to apply the ideas in the book to improve focus, productivity, and quality of life.