I am still traveling for the next two weeks. The trip is a mixture of vacation and a board meeting but that does not mean you will have to forego your weekly SPaMCAST. In place of our normal format, I am posting a mix tape of the answers to the “If you could change two things” question I have been asking interviewees for nearly ten years. This week on SPaMCAST 392 we feature our top downloaded podcasts from the year 2009:
SPaMCAST 51 - Tim Lister on Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies
Tim discussed ending the estimating charade. Tim stated it would be better if we recognized estimating as goal setting. Secondly, he noted that a lot of outsourcing has overshot its mark and reduced our organizational capabilities.
SPaMCAST 67 - Murali Chemuturi on Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools & Techniques
Murali used his wishes to state that estimators need a better grasp and understanding the concepts of productivity and scheduling.
SPaMCAST 69 - Kevin Brennan on Business Analysis
Kevin answered a different question and discussed the message he would share with a C-Level executive to describe why business analysis is important to them.
If you enjoyed the snippets please use the links to listen to the whole interviews. Next week 2010!