SPaMCAST 467 features our essay on value. Value is the most talked about and least understood concept in Agile. In terms of software development, enhancements, and maintenance, the value of a piece of work is the worth of the outcome that results from doing the work.
In the second position is Jeremy Berriault and the QA Corner! Jeremy discusses testing in difficult situations. Are there differences? Jeremy has the answers!
Gene Hughson completes the cast by bringing a discussion of a recent missive, Management, Simple and Wrong – Semantics, Systems, and Self-Correction. This entry at Form Follows Function even includes a reference to Snidely Whiplash!
I will be keynoting on Agile leadership and then delivering one my favorites, Function Points and Pokémon Go 29 November 2017 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Re-Read Saturday News
This week we re-read Chapter 3 of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti. Chapter 3 is titled An Introduction to Little’s Law. More than just queuing theory, Little’s law provides a way to use the flow metrics noted in Chapter 2 to forecast and estimate. Buy your copy today and read along!
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A Call To Action
Can you tell a friend about Software Process and Measurement Cast? I know you enjoy the podcast and if you are like your friends, so will they. Tell them about the cast and perhaps show them how to download the podcast.
SPaMCAST 468 features the return of Johanna Rothman. Johanna and I discussed her new book, Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver. (Buy your copy today and support Johanna and the SPaMCAST). In our interview, Johanna provides incredibly useful and pragmatic insights for delivering value to your customers and stakeholders!
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