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SPaMCAST 338 – Stephen Parry, Adaptive Organizations, Lean and Agile Thinking

Software Process and Measurement Cast 338 features our new interview with Stephen Parry.  We discussed adaptable organizations. Stephen recently wrote: “Organizations which are able to embrace and implement the principles of Lean Thinking are inevitably known for three things: vision, imagination and – most importantly of all - implicit trust in their own people.” We discussed why trust, vision and imagination have to be more than just words in a vision or mission statement to get value out of lean and Agile.

Need more Stephen Parry?  Check out our first interview.  We discussed adaptive thinking and command and control management!

Stephen’s Bio

Stephen Parry is an international leader and strategist on the design and creation of adaptive-lean enterprises. He has a world-class reputation for passionate leadership and organisational transformation by changing the way employees, managers and leaders think about their business and their customers.

He is the author of Sense and Respond: The Journey to Customer Purpose (Palgrave), a highly regarded book written as a follow-up to his award-winning organisational transformations. His change work was recognised when he received Best Customer Service Strategy at the National Business Awards. The judges declared his strategy had created organisational transformations which demonstrated an entire cultural change around the needs of customers and could, as a result, demonstrate significant business growth, innovation and success. He is the founder and senior partner at Lloyd Parry a consultancy specialising in Lean organisational design and business transformation.

Stephen believes that organisations must be designed around the needs of customers through the application of employee creativity, innovation and willing contribution. This was recognised when his approach received awards from the European Service Industry for the Best People Development Programme and a personal award for Innovation and Creativity. Stephen has since become a judge at the National Business Awards and the National Customer Experience Awards. He is also a Fellow at the Lean Systems Society.

Website: www.lloydparry.com

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Re-Read Saturday News

The Re-Read Saturday focus on Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement began on February 21ndThe Goal has been hugely influential because it introduced the Theory of Constraints, which is central to lean thinking. The book is written as a business novel. Visit the Software Process and Measurement Blog and catch up on the re-read.

Note: If you don’t have a copy of the book, buy one.  If you use the link below it will support the Software Process and Measurement blog and podcast.

Dead Tree Version or Kindle Version 

I am beginning to think of which book will be next. Do you have any ideas?

Upcoming Events

QAI Quest 2015
April 20 -21 Atlanta, GA, USA
Scale Agile Testing Using the TMMi
http://www.qaiquest.org/2015/

DCG will also have a booth!

Next SPaMCast

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our essay on demonstrations!  **** Meg June 24 – 29 2013 / / /**** Demonstrations are an important tool for teams to gather feedback to shape the value they deliver.  Demonstrations provide a platform for the team to show the stories that have been completed so the stakeholders can interact with the solution. It is unfortunate that many teams mess them up.  We can help demonstrate what a good demo is all about.

 

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.


SPaMCAST 328 – Alex Papadimoulis, Release, The Game, DevOps

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Alex Papadimoulis.  Alex is returning to the Software Process and Measurement Cast to discuss Release.  Release is card game about making software inspired by development strategies like Lean, Agile, and DevOps, and classic trick -taking card games. We also circled back to talk about continuous delivery and DevOps; a bit of lagniappe to add to a great interview.

Alex’s Bio:

Alex is a speaker and writer who is passionate about looking beyond the code to build great software. In addition to founding Inedo - the makers of BuildMaster, the popular continuous delivery platform - Alex also started The Daily WTF, a fun site dedicated to building software the wrong way.

Contact Information:
Email:  apapadimoulis@inedo.com
Twitter: @apapadimoulis
Web: http://inedo.com/
Other Web: http://thedailywtf.com/

Call to action!

We are just completed a re-read John Kotter’s classic Leading Change on the Software Process and Measurement Blog (www.tcagley.wordpress.com) and are in process of choosing the next book for Re-read Saturday.  Please go to the poll and cast your vote by February 15?  Vote now at Software Process and Measurement Blog!

 

Next SPaMCast

In the next Software Process and Measurement Cast we will feature our essay on commitment.  What is the power of making a commitment? The making and keeping of commitments are core components of professional behavior. The simple definition of a commitment is a promise to perform. Whether Agile or Waterfall, commitments are used to manage software projects. Commitments drive the behavior of individuals, teams and organizations.  Commitments are powerful!

 

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_328__Alex_Papadimoulis_Release_The_Game_DevOps.mp3
Category:Lean -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 281 – Value Chain Mapping, Kim Pries The Software Sensei on Big Data

Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 281. SPaMCAST 281 features our essay on value chain mapping. Value is generated through the transformation of raw materials into a new form, which is represented by a value chain. Driving effective change requires an understanding of your organization’s value chain.

Value chain mapping is a representation of how an organization transforms raw materials into a product and then delivers that product to its customers.  Value chains are developed so that the organization can get a full understanding of the process to see how they can generate the greatest possible value for the organization and the customer.  Once you understand the flow, it is far easier to improve it. Value Chain Mapping is a lean technique. Like Kanban, which focuses on the flow of work and which steps add business value, Value Chain Mapping helps to target process improvements.

Listen to the rest on SPaMCAST 281.

The SPaMCAST 281 also features Kim Pries’s column. The listeners have spoken and Kim’s column now has a name: The Software Sensie. In this edition, Kim tackles big data in his illuminating and technical style.

Here are the related value chain mapping blog entries:

Value Chain Mapping
Value Chain Mapping: Value Chain or Process Map?
Value Chain Mapping: Components
Value Chain Mapping: A Simplified Process
Value Chain Mapping: Troubleshooting
Value Chain Mapping: Creative Tension

Get in touch with us anytime or leave a comment here on the 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 we will feature our interview with Ben Linders (this is Ben’s second appearance on the podcast) and Luis Gonçalves.  We discussed retrospectives and their great new book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises. Retrospectives power the continuous improvement all project and organizations need to deliver more value over time.

Upcoming Events

Agile Philly March Meeting:

I am speaking at Agile Philly’s March 18th meeting on the topic of Function Points. The meeting begins at 630 PM EST – 830 in King of Prussia, PA – Details at http://www.agilephilly.com/events/function-points

ISMA 9
I will be attending the International Function Point Users Group conference and workshops in Madrid, Spain on March 27th with workshops on March 25th and 26th.
More information

QAIQuest 2014
I will be facilitating a ½ Day tutorial titled Make Integration and Acceptance Testing Truly Agile. The tutorial will wrestle with the flow of testing in Agile projects and will include lots of practical advice and exercises. Remember that Agile testing is not waterfall done quickly. I will also be around for the conference and look forward to meeting and talking with SPaMCAST readers and listeners.  More confernce information   ALSO I HAVE A DISCOUNT CODE…. Email me at spamcastinfo@gmail.com or call 440.668.5717 for the code.

StarEast
I will be speaking at the StarEast Conference May 4th – 9th in Orlando, Florida.  I will be presenting a talk titled, The Impact of Cognitive Biases on Test and Project Teams. Follow the link for more information on StarEast. ALSO I HAVE A DISCOUNT CODE…. Email me at spamcastinfo@gmail.com or call 440.668.5717 for the code.

I look forward to seeing all SPaMCAST readers and listeners at all of these great events!

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.


SPaMCAST 277 – Scrumban and Limitations of Scrum from Steve Tendon’s Tame The Flow

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 277.  SPaMCAST 277 features our essay on Scrumban. Scrumban is the combination of Kanban (lean) and Scrum (Agile) techniques. Each contributes different things to the hybrid framework. Kanban contributes a focus on flow, while Scrum contributes a focus on people and timeframe. Together, both focuses bring value to process improvement. The understanding of how these two sets of techniques and philosophies can be combined provides change agents with another powerful arrow in their quiver of available options.

Also in SPaMCAST 277 Steve Tendon discusses the limitations of Scrum.  Many people believe Scrum is a silver bullet for every situation.  Steve will attempt to dissuade you of that opinion!

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 here on the 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 we will feature an interview with Diane Zajac-Woodie. Diane and I talked about the role of business analysts (BAs) in Agile projects and Agile teams. BAs can play an extremely important communication and leadership role in Agile projects which enhances the team’s ability to deliver value.

 

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.

 

 


SPaMCAST 272 - Jeff Anderson, The Lean Change Method

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 272.  The SPaMCAST 272 features my interview with Jeff Anderson.  We talked about The Lean Change Method and the book of the same title!

Jeff's Bio:

My mission in life is to help technology knowledge workers be awesome at what they do. Having been in the market since 1994, I have harnessed my initial passion for agile software engineering to provide advisory services to clients that want to thrive in a world of market uncertainty and continuous learning. 

Over the last several years I have been running Deloitte LEAN, an Agile/Lean transformation service to help clients embrace the knowledge economy. 

Our service offering has evolved from coaching teams with agile, to end to end transformation of IT using Lean/Kanban, to now coaching businesses to embrace Lean Startup thinking.

I admit to am unbridled enthusiasm for any method that bring creativity and joy to the value creation process.

A big part of my job is the synthesis of leading edge thinking into contextualized, practical tools. As an example I have adapted lean startup methods to organizational change management, and self published the book "The Lean Change Method".

I been nominated for a Brickell Key award, and am a founding fellow of the Lean System Society.

Check out Jeff's first interview on SPaMCAST 196

Jeff's Contact Information:

Blog:  agileconsulting.blogspot.com

Twitter: @thomasjeffrey (www.twitter.com/thomasjeffrey)

The book:  http://ow.ly/svgiy 

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!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network.  Check out the Software Process and Measurement and other great audio and video casts!  TPN:  www.techpodcast.com

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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?

Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast

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Voicemail:  +1-206-888-6111
Website: www.spamcast.net
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tcagley
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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 273 features the essay on gameification and a new installment of Steve Tedon's column Tame The Flow.  

Direct download: SPaMCAST_272_-_Jeff_Anderson_The_Lean_Change_Method.mp3
Category:Lean -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 235 - Foy, Reinertsen, Jacobson

Welecome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 235

Over the past seven years at the end of every interview I have asked "what two issues would you fix and why" or some close variant of that question.  In that question each of my interviewees has left thier own mark on how I think about software process and measurement.  This week I am continuing with a walk down memory lane with three of the most popular segments from 2010.

In SPaMCAST
SPaMCAST 85 - Cory Foy, Agile Coaching, Collaboration Part 1
SPaMCAST 92 - Reinertsen, Product Development Flow
SPaMCAST 94 - Ivar Jacobson, SEMAT Part 1

I have also included an entry from the Daily Process Thoughts titled "Grief?"  

Daily Process Thoughts: Grief? , February 7, 2013

In the States it has become fairly common to find an impromptu memorial where a major traffic accident has occurred. I recently on a hike ran across a memorial to someone’s favorite dog. It has become easy and acceptable to memorialize loss. Kubler-Ross in her book “On Death and Dying” identified five stages of grief which include denial, arguing  bargaining, depression and acceptance  I would suggest that memorialization reflects acceptance.

Change and loss tend to follow similar paths. Memorializing how we worked in the past may well be a reflection of acceptance of what is being done now. As a change agent you do not need to react to every memorialization as a sign of push back.  Reflect carefully what is being really said and try to help your organization through acceptance.

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?

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

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:

In the next SPaMCAST I will shift back to standard programming with an interview with Peter Talor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James in which we discussed thier new book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship.  Sponsors are not neccesarily born to the role and unless we want to take pot luck we better understand what makes a good sponsor.

Direct download: SPaMCAST_235_-_Foy_Reinertsen_Jacobson.mp3
Category:Lean -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 220 - Stephen Parry, Adaptive Thinking, Command and Control

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 220!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 220 features an interview with Stephen Parry.  Our interview was far ranging covering adaptive thinking, command and control management and MUCH, MUCH more!

Stephen's Bio . . .
Stephen Parry is an organisational designer, international leader and strategist on the creation of service enterprises that are adaptive, innovative and engaging. He has a world-class reputation for passionate leadership and creating global organisations with superior service climates by changing the way employees, managers and leaders think about the business. He developed the Sense and Respond 3.0 principles and methods to bring about customer, employee, management and leadership b  ehavioural change and organisational development.

 He is the author of Sense and Respond: The Journey to Customer Purpose (Palgrave), a highly regarded book written as a follow-up to his award-winning organisational transformations.  His change work was recognised when he received Best Customer Service Strategy at the UK National Business Awards.  The judges declared his strategy had created organisational transformations which demonstrated an entire cultural change around the needs of customers and could, as a result, demonstrate significant business growth, innovation and success. In addition his Sense and Respond approach received awards from the European Service Industry for the Best People Development Programme and a personal European award for Innovation and Creativity for his work with organisational improvement and change.

His transformation work is the feature of a BBC documentary, The Crunch:  Creativity, Innovation and Change and is often interviewed on national media for his views on outsourcing and customer service issues. 

Stephen is now a judge at the National Business Awards and the National Customer Experience Awards. He is a senior partner at Lloyd Parry.

Contact Data:
Blog www.leanvoices.com
Twitter @leanvoices
and on Linkedin.

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
Facebook:  http://bit.ly/16fBWV

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 221 will tackle part 2 of my essay on Agile and Risk Management.  We will discuss techiniques I have used and ideas for next steps!

Direct download: SPaMCAST_220_-_Stephen_Parry_Adaptive_Thinking_Command_and_Control.mp3
Category:Lean -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

SPaMCAST 208 - Pawel Brodzinski, Lean, Kanban, Management

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 208!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 208 features my interview today with Pawel Brodzinski we discussed Lean, Kanban, and Management. After editing this interview I am looking forward to the next conversation I have with Pawel, it was just that good.

Pawel Brodzinski is an experienced leader and team builder who managed different software teams along his career from tiny groups working on in-house solutions up to big divisions working on multiple complex projects for big corporations. Pawel is a fan of choosing right approach to the right problem and doesn't believe in a silver bullet. He is well-recognized public speaker and blogger writing about dealing with software projects at http://blog.brodzinski.com. 

Pawel is a Kanban proponent and uses the method all over the place: from personal, through team, to project portfolio level. He is the first Pole to become Kanban Coaching Professional and author of the first Kanban implementation in Poland. Pawel is passionate about leading great teams, fixing broken projects and creating high-quality software.

Blog: http://blog.brodzinski.com. 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pawelbrodzinski

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
Facebook:  http://bit.ly/16fBWV

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


|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 209 will feature an essay on who's working title is Instant Gratification and Pain Deferred.

Direct download: SPaMCAST_208_-_Pawel_Brodzinski_Lean_Kanban_Management.mp3
Category:Lean -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Chris Hefley Nominated for #lssc11 Brickell Key Award

Chris Hefley (interviewed in SPaMCAST 100) was recently nominated for the #lssc11 Brickell Key Award.  The selection committee chairman is seeking advocacy from members of the community as part of the selection process. 

If you think he should win, please consider sending the committee chairman, David Anderson, an email as described below by the end of the week (by March 25 2011). Please include any examples or just your thoughts about his contributions to the Lean/Kanban community, or about how LeanKit Kanban has been of benefit to the community.

 

I am sure all of the nominees deserve the award and I will be approaching all of them for interviews however if you think Chris deserves to the award please support a fellow member of the Software Process and Measurement community. 

 

 The note is from David Anderson on the nominations is shared below for your reference and the links. 

 

Folks,

This year we are announcing the nominees for the Brickell Key Awards in advance of our conference in Long Beach on May 3rd to 6th. The awards will be presented at our banquet dinner on May 5th. All attendees of the conference are invited to attend the event for an additional $75 fee.

You can read about the nominees here
http://lssc11.crowdvine.com/pages/2011_brickell_key_award_nominees

I'd like to congratulate (in no particular order)... Russell, Yuval, Mattias, Siddharta, Chris and Richard, for their nomination. It is a great honor to be nominated and as I know all of them personally, I believe them all to be worthy winners. I think we have a very healthy and strong community and the strength of this year's nominations makes this clear.

I am sure that many of you will recognize the candidates as regular contributors to this list and the Kanban community. There are still a few days to influence the selection committees decision. We will be picking the winners soon. We need lots of lead time in order to have the trophies made. However, the winners will be kept a very closely guarded secret until May 5th. Last year's winners, David Joyce and Alisson Vale will be presenting the prizes to the 2011 recipients.

Register at
http://lssc11.leanssc.org/

If you would like to advocate for one or more of our nominees please email me
directly before the end of this week to
dja@djandersonassociates.com. All supporting evidence for the candidacy of a nominee will be taken in to consideration by the selection committee.

This year's selection committee consists of 6 members, me, Don Reinertsen, Karl Scotland, Alan Shalloway, and last year's winners David Joyce and Alisson Vale.

Best regards,
David
Conference Chairman
http://lssc11.leanssc.org/

Category:Lean -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

SPaMCAST 92 - Reinertsen, Product Development Flow

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 92!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 92 features a discussion with Don Reinertsen .  We discussed his current book, THe Principles of Product Development Flow including the concepts of queues, lean and economic value just to name a few topics. This was an incredible interview.

For three decades Don Reinertsen has focused on improving the management of product development. His best-selling books have been perpetual favorites for hardcore engineering professionals. They lie dog-eared and underlined on engineering bookshelves around the world. Thousands of people have his public seminars at Caltech, The Management Roundtable, and overseas. Don constantly pushes the state of management thinking and delivers a rare combination of rigor, practicality, and clarity. His latest awarding winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as, “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”

Website:  http://www.reinertsenassociates.com/
e-mail:   don@ReinertsenAssociates.com

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On July 21st Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself was published by J. Ross Publishing.  Murali and I wrote this book from the standpoint of a project manager working in a software development organization.  We think this makes Mastering a unique guide that explains software project management in its entirety, including project acquisition and execution with backward linkages to concepts that play a facilitation role in successful project management. If you a project manager or know project managers buy yourself a copy and a second to lend co-workers!

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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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 Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature the continuation the essay on process improvement and project management codes of ethics.

 

Direct download: SPaMCAST_92_-__Donald_Reinertsen_Product_Develop_Flow.mp3
Category:Lean -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT