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SPaMCAST 761 - Logical Fallacies, QA Audit In Agile, Essays and Conversations

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 06/25/2023

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Software Process and Measurement Cast 784 features our interview with Michaele Gardner and Brian Hackerson. We talk about their Agile Best Self Initiative. We also, and perhaps more importantly, discuss being in control of yourself so you can truly deliver value to those around you. As we start to close out 2023 it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how you can be your best self. Michaele Gardner started out as a counselor at an emergency crisis line. Clients were too messy: clear inputs did not lead to predetermined outputs. So she moved into the world of IT and has not looked back....

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 778 marks our return from Iceland.  WICKED trip, great country, great people!  We return with our interview with Bill Fox. Bill and I discussed his new book, , transformation, dialog, listening, and leadership. The many conversations Bill and I have had over the years leave me in a better place.   Bill states, “I believe that the great leaders and companies in the 21st century will go on a Forward Thinking journey and be built from the inside out.’ The world has shifted, and new rules apply. It used to be that you would win by...

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In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 761 we continue our exploration of critical thinking. In this installment, we examine logical fallacies. The logic in logical fallacies is incorrect whether by design or misinterpretation. You need to be prepared.

This week, Jeremy Berriault brings a discussion of QA Audit in agile to the QA Corner.  Are QA Audits a logical fallacy?

 

Re-Read Saturday News

The Re-read Saturday has been a feature of the Software Process and Measurement blog since 2013 (7 Habits of Highly Effective People was the first book). This week we are still in the process of choosing the next book or books (we chose three last time), therefore we have a bit of an interlude today. I need your input to make the final cut! Please provide your input using the poll below.  

https://poll.fm/12416734

 

In the interim catch up on the re-read of Team Topologies: Organizing Business And Technology Teams For Fast Flow.  Buy a copy because you can’t borrow mine!  

All of the Team Topologies re-read installments:

Week 1: Front Matter and Logisticshttp://bit.ly/3nHGkW4 

Week 2: The Problem With Org Chartshttps://bit.ly/3zGGyQf 

Week 3:  Conway’s Law and Why It Mattershttps://bit.ly/3muTVQE 

Week 4: Team First Thinkinghttps://bit.ly/3H9xRSC 

Week 5: Static Team Topologieshttps://bit.ly/40Q6eF2 

Week 6: The Four Fundamental Team Topologies (Part 1)https://bit.ly/3VUI7EB 

Week 7: The Four Fundamental Team Topologies (Part 2)https://bit.ly/3I70dxa 

Week 8: Choose Team-First Boundarieshttps://bit.ly/43i8W8A

Week 9: Team Interaction Modes - https://bit.ly/3WR49Is 

Week 10: Evolve Team Structures with Organizational Sensing - https://bit.ly/3NnIa9b 

Week 11: Conclusion - https://bit.ly/3JhEaEw 

Next SPaMCAST 

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 762, we will share a panel discussing the impact of AI on the future of project management. A boon or a bane?  Let the conversation begin.