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SPaMCAST 199 - Brainstorming . . . Well Maybe Not

Welcome to the Software PRocess and Measurement Cast 199!  

SPaMCAST 199 features my essay I have titled "Brainstorming . . . Well Maybe Not."  The essay presses the case against brainstorming and a technique that I think is better.

If you are interest in reviewing your favorate tool or book.  Please contact me at spamcastinfo@gmail.com.  I am looking for positive reviews and one major stipulation is that you can't work for the company that manufactures the tool, act as a primary re-seller of the tool being reviewed or in the case of a book . . . you can't be the author (that would be an interview).

Shameless Ad for my book!
Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."

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Have you bought your copy?

Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
Email:  spamcastinfo@gmail.com
Voicemail:  +1-206-888-6111
Website: www.spamcast.net
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tcagley
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Upcoming Conferecnes

Conference season is coming.  I will be speaking at the following conferences and look forward to meeting up with all SPaMCAST listeners and contributors.

AgileTrek, November 9th in Toronto 
http://www.qaiagiletrek.org/2012/agiletrek-at-a-glance/

TesTrek, November 5 - 8 in Toronto
http://www.qaitestrek.org/2012Toronto/

ISMA 7, October 28 - 31 in Phoenix, AZ
http://www.ifpug.org/?page_id=252

Next:

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast 200 I am proud to feature my interview with Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman.  We discussed their new book, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis.

Direct download: SPaMCAST_199_-_Brainstorming.mp3
Category:Collaboration -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 89 - Collaboration Part 3

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 89!

Show 89 is the editorial / essay component of the show.  The Software Process and Measurement Cast features Collaboration:  Business's Duct Tape Part 3.  THe summary of the whole essay is:

Collaboration is a nearly ubiquitous problem-solving technique used in today’s business environment.  As a tool it is not perfect; it can be slower than individual strokes of genius; at times it can deliver watered down solutions; and collaborative teams can lose their ability to think outside the box.  On the other hand, collaborative efforts can marshal many points of view to create solutions no individual stroke of genius would be able to deliver.  Given the power of this technique, it is important to have the knowledge of what it takes to actually make a collaborative effort work.  Synthesizing a group of individuals into a collaborative team requires a combination of ability, authority, commitment, trust and recognition.

Part One is included in SPaMCAST 85
Part Two is included in SPaMCAST 87

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Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
Email:  spamcastinfo@gmail.com
Voicemail:  +1-206-888-6111
Website: www.spamcast.net
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tcagley
Facebook:  http://bit.ly/16fBWV

Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To Date)
 
ISMA Cinco in São Paulo September 13-15.  I will be one of the featured speakers.  THe title of the presentation is Function Points:  Past, Present and Future.  The website to get more information is http://www.ifpug.org/conferences/  I hope to see you there!

Next!
The next SPaMCast Features an interview with a familar face, Pat Ferdinandi is back talking about her new book, A Technologist's Guide to Performing & Surviving in the New World.  We live in exciting times how exciting might be up to us!

 

Direct download: SPaMCAST_89_-_Collaboration_Part_3.mp3
Category:Collaboration -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 39 - Reynolds, Metaverses, Subliminal Persuasion

Show Thirty Nine features an interview with Andrew “Roo” Reynolds.  Roo was a Metaverse Evangelist at IBM when we did the interview but now is Portfolio Executive, Social Media at BBC Vision.  In show 38 I said that this interview will describe the future of teaming and collaboration.  You will not be disappointed.  

From Roo’s website (and not what is on the cast . . .):

I’ve accepted the position of Portfolio Executive, Social Media at BBC Vision. What that means is that I’ll be helping to define, develop and execute BBC Vision’s strategy in relation to social media. Simon Nelson gave a speech in September 2007 about some of the progress made (and challenges faced) by the BBC in regard to multiplatform (more discussion about that here). That’s the backdrop to what I’m going there to help with. No doubt I’ll talk more about the specifics in the coming weeks and months. Oh, and I get to work with such cool people as Dan Taylor and Jo Twist.
 

Contact information:
You can read his blog at http://rooreynolds.com/
Email:  roo@rooreynolds.com
Another place to look:  http://eightbar.co.uk/
 

Rember to check out SPaMCAST’s New Facebook page!!!!
http://tinyurl.com/62z5el
 

In the essay segment in this cast we have three short pieces.  The first is a book review of Subliminal Persuasion by Dave Lakhani.  The second piece is a promo Pam Morris’s talk at the ISMA conference and finally we have a promo for Mur Lafferty’s novel Playing for Keeps.  We will conclude with information on a few upcoming conferences, comments from listeners and notes on upcoming casts. 

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Future Events and the next Cast. . .

I will be speaking at IFPUG’s 3rd Annual ISMA Conference and Fall Workshops Sunday, September 14 – Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel information at www.ifpug.org.  The presentation is call “Counting Facebook” and will be on Friday September 19, 2008 at 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM.

I am speaking at Quest Toronto 2008 Conference, September 22- 26, 2008, at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Canada.  I will be presenting “Good Numbers Go Bad” on Wed Sept 24th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm and also joining in as a subject matter expert in the end of day solutions workshop.  Information can be found at http://www.qaiquest.org/toronto/

Finally I will be speaking at the Northeast Quality Council 57th Conference.  The conference is scheduled for October 14 – 15 , 2008 in Marlborough, Massachusetts at Best Western Royal Plaza.   The presentation is titled “One Size Fits . . .Someone Other Than Me”.  Information can be found at http://www.neqc.org/conference.

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an interview with Barbara Blake of Longview Associates.  We discussed of how, when and whether coaching can be used to improve efficiency.  Is there a coach in your future?  Maybe there should be!

Direct download: SPaMCAST_39_-_Reynolds_Metaverses_Subliminal_Persuasion.mp3
Category:Collaboration -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT