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SPaMCAST 357 – Mind Mapping, Who Needs Architects, TameFlow Chapter 4

The Software Process and Measurement our essay on Mind Mapping. I view Mind Mapping as a great technique to stimulate creative thinking and organize ideas. Mind Mapping is one of my favorite tools.  Note:  this essay has a lot of visual examples, while there they are explained in the reading of the essay, I have also included them in a separate document for reference. 

We also feature Steve Tendon’s column discussing the TameFlow methodology and Chapter 4 of his great book, Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance.  Steve and I discussed the impact of management’s profound understanding of knowledge work and that understandings impact on the delivery of value.

Anchoring the cast will be Gene Hughson, returning with an entry from his Form Follows Function blog.  This week Gene discusses the ideas in his entry, “Who Needs Architects?” 

Call to Action!

For the remainder of August and September let’s try something a little different.  Forget about iTunes reviews and tell a friend or a coworker about the Software Process and Measurement Cast. Let’s use word of mouth will help grow the audience for the podcast.  After all the SPaMCAST provides you with value, why keep it yourself?!

Re-Read Saturday News

Remember that the Re-Read Saturday of The Mythical Man-Month is in full swing.  This week we tackle the essay titled “Calling The Shot”!  Check out the new installment at Software Process and Measurement Blog.

Upcoming Events

Software Quality and Test Management 
September 13 – 18, 2015
San Diego, California
http://qualitymanagementconference.com/

I will be speaking on the impact of cognitive biases on teams.  Let me know if you are attending! If you are still deciding on attending let me know because I have a discount code.

 

Agile Development Conference East
November 8-13, 2015
Orlando, Florida
http://adceast.techwell.com/

I will be speaking on November 12th on the topic of Agile Risk. Let me know if you are going and we will have a SPaMCAST Meetup.

Next SPaMCAST

The next Software Process and Measurement feature our interview with Julia Wester.  Julia is an Improvement Coach at LeanKit and writes the Every Kanban Blog.  Julia and I had wide ranging conversation that included both process improvement and the role of management in Agile. Julia’s [WHAT?] is that management can play a constructive role in helping Agile teams deliver the most value.

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.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.

Direct download: SPaMCAST_357__Mind_Mapping_Who_Needs_Architects_TameFlow_Chapter_4.mp3
Category:Innovation -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 242 - Timothy Grayson, The Space In Between

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 242   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 242 features my interview with Timothy Grayson. Timothy is the author of The Spaces In Between. We discussed discovery, learning and innovation!

Mr Grayson's Bio . . .

Timothy Grayson exposes simple truths and envisions a better future when smart people stop getting railroaded by intellectual bullies. In his latest book, The Spaces In Between, he encourages different thinking and new perspectives. For 25-years, Timothy has innovated in software, investment management, online travel, and postal services. He’s been a recognized thought leader in digital identity, direct/mobile marketing, and digital geo-location. An irregular blogger at recursiveProgress, Timothy’s writing has appeared in many magazines, newpapers, and online forums. He speaks often for organizations and at conferences on innovation, the future of IT, and better futures.

Email: enquire@timothygrayson.com
Follow Timothy on Twiitter: @graysonicles

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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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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 243 will feature my essay titled "What Is Agile." We all use the word but what does it really mean?  How should I act if I am agile?

Direct download: SPaMCAST_242_-_Timothy_Grayson_The_Space_In_Between.mp3
Category:Innovation -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT