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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 432 begins with an essay on the impact of leadership types on adopting and sustaining Agile.  Leadership style has a direct impact on an organization’s ability to adopt and sustain Agile.  Some leadership styles are more supportive, while others evoke more of a response that is epitomized by locking feral cats and dogs in a room (nobody wins).

Next up, Jeremy Berriault brings his QA Corner to the cast to discuss surprises in QA testing.  Visit Jeremy's blog at https://jberria.wordpress.com/  Next we will have a column from The Software Sensei, Kim Pries.  Kim discusses the holy trinity of forethought, execution and follow through. Reach out to Kim on LinkedIn. Last, but not least, Jon M Quigley brings his column, the Alpha and Omega of Product Development, to the Cast. In this segment, Jon discusses on-boarding. On-boarding new people is critical even if the person is just joining from another team down the hall.  One of the places you can find Jon is at Value Transformation LLC.

Re-Read Saturday News

This week, we tackle Chapter 5 in Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (buy your copy and read along).  In Chapter 5, Dweck uses examples from the business world to illustrate and elaborate on fixed and growth mindsets.

Every week we discuss a chapter then consider the implications of what we have “read” from the point of view of someone pursuing an organizational transformation and also how to use the material when coaching teams.  

Remember to buy a copy of Carol Dweck’s Mindset and read along!

Visit the Software Process and Measurement Cast blog to participate in this and previous re-reads.

Feedback on SPaMCAST 428 with Mark Bojeun.  Dan  Stafford  wrote to Mark and said, “ Great talk Mark, insightful as ever.  Open and honest communication is such an important tenet.”   (Listen Now)

Do you have thoughts and comments you would like to share?  Email us at spamcastinfo@gmail.com

Next SPaMCAST

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast, Jeff Dalton returns to discuss holacracy.  Jeff has implemented holacracy in his own firm and others  and has a lot to share about this exciting form of management and leadership.

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, for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.


SPaMCAST  431- Andrew Neitlich, Leadership is Core a Requirement

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 431 features our interview with  Andrew Neitlich on leadership.  We discussed whether leadership can be learned and if tech leadership is different than other kinds of leadership.  Leadership is a core requirement for making all teams, Agile or not, effective!

Andrew’s bio:

Andrew Neitlich is the founder and director of the Center for Executive Coaching (http://centerforexecutivecoaching.com), a leader in training and certifying executive and leadership coaches. He also leads his own executive coaching practice, with an emphasis on working technical leaders that sometimes get frustrated with engaging their teams and having more impact when they communicate. Andrew is the author of Coach!, Elegant Leadership, and Guerrilla Marketing for a Bulletproof Career. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we tackle Chapter 4 in Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (buy your copy and read along).  In Chapter 4, Dweck hits a home run by reflecting on how mindsets translate into action in the sports arena (thus the sports allusions).  Sports stories are one the most used metaphors in a business environment.  I bet that you can’t you to go to two meetings in any corporate environment without hearing a project likened to the exploits of sports teams or athletes. This an easy metaphor theme because most everyone has been exposed to some form of sports or at least a story about sports before they take a job. In Chapter 4, Dr. Dweck, scores (I can't help myself) by using the exploits of athletes and sports teams to further illustrate the differences and impact mindsets deliver.

Every week we discuss a chapter then consider the implications of what we have “read” from the point of view of someone pursuing an organizational transformation and also how to use the material when coaching teams.  

Remember to buy a copy of Carol Dweck’s Mindset and read along!

Visit the Software Process and Measurement Cast blog to participate in this and previous re-reads.

Feedback on SPaMCAST 428 with Mark Bojeun.  Dan  Stafford wrote to Mark and said, “ Great talk Mark, insightful as ever.  Open and honest communication is such an important tenet.”   (Listen Now)

Do you have thoughts and comments you would like to share?  Email us at spamcastinfo@gmail.com

Next SPaMCAST

In the Software Process and Measurement Cast, we will feature an essay on the impact of leadership types on adopting and sustaining Agile.  Leadership style has a direct impact on an organization’s ability to adopt and sustain Agile.  Some leadership styles are more supportive and others evoke more of a  response that is epitomized by locking feral cats and dogs in a room (nobody wins).

We will also have columns from Jeremy Berriault, who brings his QA Corner to the cast.  Visit Jeremy's new blog at https://jberria.wordpress.com/  Next, we will have a column from The Software Sensei, Kim Pries. Reach out to Kim on LinkedIn. Last, but not least, Jon M Quigley brings his column, the Alpha and Omega of Product Development, to the cast.  One of the places you can find Jon is at Value Transformation LLC.

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, for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.

 

Direct download: SPaMCAST__431-_Andrew_Neitlich_Leadership_is_Core_a_Requirement.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 424 - Penny Pullan, Virtual Leadership

Happy New Year!  

SPaMCAST 424 features our interview with Penny Pullin.  Penny returns to the SPaMCAST to discuss her new book Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams.  Virtual teams and therefore the need for virtual leadership is a critical success factor for delivering value in the 21st Century.

Penny’s Bio:

Dr. Penny Pullan's latest book is Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the most out of virtual teams and virtual work. Writing it involved immersing herself in the virtual world and listening to countless stories of success and, all too often, disaster! Penny works with people in multinational organizations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged and teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that communication, collaboration, and confidence grow and projects don’t seem quite as tricky as before! Penny is a Director of Making Projects Work Ltd. in the UK and tweets at @pennypullan.

Penny has offered SPaMCAST listeners a great offer!    Virtual Leadership coupon for 20% off VLF20 at www.koganpage.com which includes post and packing in the UK and the USA.

 

Re-Read Saturday News

In this week’s re-read of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass, Copyright 2002, 33rd printing), we review the chapter titled Understanding and Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions. This chapter is the most hands-on portion of the book, and I suggest spending time with the wide range of ideas Lencioni peppers throughout this section. Next week we will conclude this Re-Read with final thoughts. If you are new to the re-read series buy a copy and go back to week one and read along!

I am running a poll to decide between Carol Dweck’s Mindset, Thinking Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman) and Flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi).  I have also had suggestions (in the other category) for Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant) and Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno: What Every Leader Can Learn from the Man by Takehiko Harada.  I would like your opinion! (last day 1/1/2017) [polldaddy poll=9605629]

Takeaways from this week include:

  1.   Exercises are a great way to teach theory, but practical application makes it stick.
  2.   Build trust or nothing else will work for long.
  3.   Experiment with ideas to overcome dysfunctions and measure their impact on RESULTS.

Visit the Software Process and Measurement Cast blog to participate in this and previous re-reads.

Next SPaMCAST

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 425 will feature the ideas from our annual tune-up blog entries. We need to strive to be more effective and efficient every day or the world will pass us by!  Next week I have some suggestions that have worked for me.  We will also have columns from Gene Hughson with more on leadership.  Gene’s ideas dovetail nicely with the concepts Penny talked about this week.  We will also talk with Steve Tendon about Chapter 14 from his book Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance.  Chapter 14 is all about Kanban, flow, and throughput.  

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, for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.

 

Direct download: SPaMCAST_424_-_Penny_Pullan_Virtual.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 411 - Servant Leadership, Systems Thinking, Craftsmanship, Requirements

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 411 includes four columns!  The first is our thoughts on servant leadership. A servant leader facilitates collaboration not only by creating a learning environment but also by helping the team to establish a vision and goals.  Servant leadership is a powerful tool to unlock the ability of teams or groups to deliver value. Many of the links between servant leadership and Agile are because servant leadership enables several of the principles in the Agile Manifesto, but servant leadership doesn’t work in every scenario. This essay will explore the origins of servant leadership, its ties with Agile and when to apply a servant leadership approach.

Jon Quigley anchors the cast with the second installment in a three-part arc on requirements in his  “The Alpha-Omega of Product Development” column. This week Jon discusses managing requirements.

Gene Hughson brings his Form Follows Function blog to the Software Process and Measurement Cast.  In this visit, Gene discusses his recent blog entry titled, “Organizations as Systems – “Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown”.  Gene points out that software development organizations live in a complex world where single factor explanations are dangerous.

Kim Pries, the Software Sensi, brings a great discussion of the concept of craftsmanship in software development to the Cast.  Craftsmanship and quality are related, but craftsmanship is a more intimate and personal attribute.

Re-Read Saturday News

This week we complete our re-read of Kent Beck’s XP Explained, Second Edition with final thoughts on a book that has shaped a generation's thinking on Agile, while at the same time being eminently practical.

Next week we begin our read of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (published by Jossey-Bass).  This will be a new book for me, therefore an initial read, not a re-read!  Click the link (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team), buy a copy, and next week we will begin to read the book together.

 Next SPaMCAST

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 412, if you thought we were done with XP Explained, Second Edition, you would be wrong.  One of the SPaMCAST’s long term listeners, Steven Adams and I recently sat down to discuss our thoughts on the book.  It was a great conversation that we look forward to sharing with you!

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, for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.


SPaMCAST 384 - Gwen Walsh, Leadership and  End Annual Reviews

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 384 features our interview with Gwen Walsh. Gwen is the President of TechEdge LLC. We discuss leadership and why leadership is important. We also discuss the topic of performance appraisals and how classic methods can hurt your organization. Gwen’s advice both redefines industry standards and provides you with an idea of what is truly possible.

Gwen Walsh has built a career creating and implementing business and technology solutions that redefine the industry standards for both Fortune 100 corporations and entrepreneurial organizations. With over 25 years of experience in leadership development and organizational transformation, Ms. Walsh, founder of TechEdge LLC, helps her clients stay ahead of their competition, stay in touch with their customers and stay in high demand. Ms. Walsh's client portfolio includes Kaiser Permanente, Hospital Corporation of America, Hewlett-Packard, KeyBank, Medical Mutual of Ohio, General Motors, Omaha Public Power District and Anheuser-Busch. 

Contact information
gwalsh@techedgellc.com
http://techedgellc.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/techedge-llc
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenwalsh

Re-Read Saturday News
This week we are back with Chapter 11 of How to Measure Anything, Finding the Value of “Intangibles in Business” Third Edition by Douglas W. Hubbard on the Software Process and Measurement Blog. Chapter 11 begins section four of the book and is titled Preferences and Attitudes: The Softer Side of Measurement. The softer side is a euphemism for attitudes and opinions.  In this chapter, we visit how to:

· Measure opinions and feelings.
· Design out bias in surveys and questions.
· Observe opinions and feelings through trade-offs.
· Use trade-offs to describe risk tolerance.

Anyone living in the United States knows that every election year there are a plethora opinion polls.  One of my favorite blogs is Nate Silver’s FiveThrityEight, which shows a wealth of statistical information about sports, economics, culture, and politics (a form of sport).  Much of the data presented is a reflection of opinions and attitudes. Often they are real predictors of behavior and product success. 

Upcoming Events
I am facilitating the CMMI Capability Challenge. This new competition showcases thought leaders who are building organizational capability and improving performance. Listeners will be asked to vote on the winning idea which will be presented at the CMMI Institute’s Capability Counts 2016 conference. The next CMMI Capability Challenge session will be held on March 15th at 1 PM EST.
http://cmmiinstitute.com/conferences#thecapabilitychallenge

I will be at the QAI Quest 2016 in Chicago beginning April 18th through April 22nd.  I will be teaching a full day class on Agile Estimation on April 18 and presenting Budgeting, Estimating, Planning and #NoEstimates: They ALL Make Sense for Agile Testing! on Wednesday, April 20th.  Register now!

Next SPaMCAST
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features our essay on portfolio metrics. Agile portfolio metrics are integral to prioritization and validating the flow of work. But, Agile portfolio metrics are only useful if they provide value. Metrics and measures add value if they reduce uncertainty so that we can make better decisions. 


We will also have a new installment from the Software Sensei. Kim asks the question, “Why should we care about diversity?” Gene Hughson will anchor cast with another entry from his wonderful blog Form Follows Function!

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, for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English h and Chinese.

Direct download: SPaMCAST_384_-_Gwen_Walsh_Leadership_and_Job_Reviews.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 275 – Leadership Essay and Kim Pries on Paradoxes

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 275.  The SPaMCAST 275 features our essay on leadership. Leaders and leadership are important, perhaps more important with Agile and lean techniques that no longer use command and control management techniques. Even if you believe that leaders are born, the ability to lead can be honed and developed. Managers typically draw on their hierarchal position for their organizational power and use that power to control those they manage which has been shown in the long term to be less effective and efficient. Leadership is import because leaders generate more value enabling people through providing a path towards their vision. The delivery of value is why organizations exist and why projects are done therefore leadership is not a luxury but a necessity.

Kim Pries provides a column this week focusing on paradoxes. Kim’s essay is extremely thought provoking and is a must listen for change agents.

Remember to register for the "Influential Agile Leader" events led by Johanna Rothman and Gil Broza.  Check out the full details at www.InfluentialAgileLeader.com

Get in touch with us anytime or leave a comment on the Software Process and Measurement blog. Help support the SPaMCAST by reviewing and rating it on iTunes. It helps people find the cast. Like us on Facebook while you’re at it.

Next week the SPaMCAST features my interview with Penny Pullan about teams.  Teams are a central component of today’s development environment. Improving our understanding of how teams work is critical to any development framework and improvement program.

The Software Process and Measurement Cast has a sponsor.

As many you know I do at least one webinar for the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute (ITMPI) every year. The ITMPI provides a great service to the IT profession. ITMPI's mission is to pull together the expertise and educational efforts of the world's leading IT thought leaders and to create a single online destination where IT practitioners and executives can meet all of their educational and professional development needs. The ITMPI offers a premium membership that gives members unlimited free access to 400 PDU accredited webinar recordings, and waives the PDU processing fees on all live and recorded webinars.  The Software Process and Measurement Cast some support if you sign up here. All the revenue our sponsorship generates goes for bandwidth, hosting and new cool equipment to create more and better content for you. Support the SPaMCAST and learn from the ITMPI.

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_275__Leadership_Essay_and_Kim_Pries_on_Paradoxes.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 271 - Revisiting the 7 Habits, Experimenter Bias - Kim Pries

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 271.  The SPaMCAST 271 features our essay titled Revisiting the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  As this is the first new podcast of 2014 we felt that it a good time to reflect and retool with a bit of Stephen Covey!.  The essay begins: 

Approximately 23 years ago I was in the middle of the second of three process improvement program reboots brought on by another bank merger. During the stress of the scenario, I picked up a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.  I was not alone - the copy which I still have as in it 13th printing (Fireside Imprint), nor am I alone now - The 7 Habits sitting at #62 on Amazon’s Best Sellers as of September 15 2013.  The popularity is not only a reflection of timelessness and usefulness of the advice, but also its approachability.  I can pick the book up, and with a bit of reflection, derive value in excess of the effort.

One final thought, if you don’t have a copy of the book, buy one (I would loan you mine, but I suspect I will read it again).  If you use the link below it will support the Software Process and Measurement blog and podcast!

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The SPaMCAST 271 also includes Kim Pries column.  In this instalment Kim describes experimenter bias.  Experimenter bias is a form of congnitive bias that needs to be understood!

For the next few weeks the Software Process and Measurement Cast will include a promo for the "Influential Agile Leader" events led by Johanna Rothman and Gil Broza.  Check out the full details at www.InfluentialAgileLeader.com

The Software Process and Measurement Cast has a sponsor . . .

ITMPI provides a great service to the IT profession. ITMPI's mission is to pull together the expertise and educational efforts of the world's leading IT thought leaders and to create a single online destination where IT practitioners and executives can meet all of their educational and professional development needs. The ITMPI offers a premium membership that gives members unlimited free access to 400 PDU accredited webinar recordings, and waives the PDU processing fees on all live and recorded webinars.  The Software Process and Measurement Cast receives a fee if you sign up using the URL in the show notes.  HERE

All revenue from our sponsors goes for bandwidth, hosting and new cool equipment to create more and better content for you!  Support the SPaMCAST and learn from the ITMPI!

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The Daily Process Thoughts is my project designed to deliver a quick daily idea, thought or simple smile to help you become a better change agent. Each day you will get piece of thought provoking text and a picture or hand drawn chart to illustrate the idea being presented. The goal is to deliver every day; rain or shine, in sickness or in health or for better or worse! Check it out at www.tcagley.wordpress.com

The Daily Process Thoughts is my project designed to deliver a quick daily idea, thought or simple smile to help you become a better change agent. Each day you will get piece of thought provoking text and a picture or hand drawn chart to illustrate the idea being presented. The goal is to deliver every day; rain or shine, in sickness or in health or for better or worse! Check it out at www.tcagley.wordpress.com

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."

NOW AVAILABLE IN CHINESE! 

Have you bought your copy?

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One more thing!  Help support the SPaMCAST by reviewing and rating the Software Process and Measurement Cast on ITunes! It helps people find the cast. 

Next:

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 272 features my interview with Jeff Anderson we discussed the lean startup for change method  he has been honing!  

Direct download: SPaMCAST_271_-_Revisiting_the_7_Habits_Experimenter_Bias_-_Pries.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

SPaMCAST 203 - Leadership and Agile, 5PI Column, Agile and TesTrek Previews

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 203!  

Software Process and Measurement Cast 203 features my essay on Leadership and Agile (written version).  I discussed how a compliance culture can negatively impact an organization.  

Bill Fox also delivers the first of his 5PI columns.  In this installment Bill shares some of the common threads he has mined from his interviews with process improvmenet leaders.  Read Bill's blog post supporting the column, click here!

Also in SPaMCAST 203 I continue featuring elevator speaches for the upcoming AgileTrek and TesTrek Conferences.

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."

NOW AVAILABLE IN CHINESE!

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:

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 204 will feature my interview with Jason Yip.  Be ready to visit the edges of agile and lean!  


SPaMCAST 202 - David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around!, Agile and TesTrek Previews

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 202!  

Software Process and Measurement Cast 202 features my interview with David Marquet.  We discussed his book Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at Every Level.  I have already begun to put his advice to work!  I think you will get a lot out of this interview.

BIO:
A U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force. He commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Captain Marquet completely turned around Santa Fe, where the crew went from being "worst to first." Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including 9 subsequent submarine captains. After riding USS Santa Fe, noted author Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he'd ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet's leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Since completing his military service David speaks to businesses and groups who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. He has lectured on leadership at Columbia University. This bold and highly effective leadership approach can be summarized as "give control, create leaders." The result embeds the goodness of the organization in the people and practices instead of the personality of the leader, building enduring and resilient organizations.

He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lives in Florida with his wife, Jane.

I highly recommend Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at Every Level.  Required reading if you are or want to be a leader.  Buy the dead tree version or the Kindle Version

SPaMCAST 202 is sponsored by LeanKit Kanban!

LeanKit's visual management tools provide a great way to smoothly manage organizational change. They allow you to easily map your current processes as sticky notes on a series of interconnected virtual whiteboards, watch how work is flowing through those processes, measure your capabilities via industry leading analytics, and then re-measure as you make process changes. LeanKit provides the roadmap for organizational change management. For a free trial go to leankit.com. Use "Turn the Ship Around" as a coupon code when you sign-up for a 10% discount.

Also in SPaMCAST 202 I continue featuring elevator speaches for the upcoming AgileTrek and TesTrek Conferences. This time we hear from Christin Wiedemann.

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."

NOW AVAILABLE IN CHINESE!

Have you bought your copy?

Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
Email:  spamcastinfo@gmail.com
Voicemail:  +1-206-888-6111
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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:

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 203 will feature my essay on compliance cultures.  

Direct download: SPaMCAST_202_-_David_Marquets_message_in_Turn_the_Ship_Around.mp3
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