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SPaMCAST 773 - Continuous Improvement, Bass Guitars and Learning, Conversations and Essays

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 09/17/2023

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 773 will feature our essay on why as professionals we should strive to grow a little every day. I overheard a team lead complaining that their team did not need to do a retrospective, they were “darn near perfect.” The inference was that their time would be better spent doing rather than reflecting and thinking. Fixed mindsets (Review our re-read of Mindsets by Carol Dweck) are foreign to the philosophy of agile and quality. The comment hurt my heart.

We will also have a visit from Jon M. Quigley who brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development column to the podcast! Jon and I use the learning to play a new bass as a metaphor for learning technology.

Re-Read Saturday News

This week begin a new book on Re-read Saturday, this week! Ten years ago we started our Re-read Saturday journey. The first installment featured The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. We have read and re-read a lot of books. The book we begin our next ten years is L. David Marquet’s, Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say – and What You Don’t

 

This is not Mr. Marquet’s first time in our re-read queue. In 2018 we re-read Turn the Ship Around! I think that book is universally seen as a game changer. Here is the kicker, I think Leadership is Language is more important and useful on a day-to-day basis. I can’t tell how many times I have used ideas from the book in the short time I have owned it.  

Buy a copy of Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say – and What You Don’t and begin reading along.

Week 1: Logistics, Foreword, Introduction - https://bit.ly/3sTqyu3

 

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 774 will feature a re-release of  SPaMCAST 436. We are on our annual holiday and will be back with new programs on October 22nd. For the next four weeks, we will feature shows from our archives. Today SPaMCAST 436 - Incrementalism, UAT and Agile, Systems Thinking from April 3, 2017. I hope you will enjoy the show!