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This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast includes two columns.  The first is our essay on software measurement. When we measure we are sending an explicit message about what is important to the organization, and therefore sending an explicit signal about how we expect people to act. Remember the old adage, “you get what you measure.”

Our second column this week is from Gene Hughson and his Form Follows Function blog. In this installment Gene throws down the gauntlet to ask the questions, “Who needs architects?”

Call to Action!

For the remainder of 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 “Sharp Tools”! Check out the new installment at Software Process and Measurement Blog.

 

Upcoming Events

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.

Agile Philly – AgileTour 2015
October 5, 2015
http://www.agilephilly.com/events/agiletour-2015

I will be speaking on Agile Risk Management

More conferences next week, including Agile DC!

Next SPaMCAST

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Chris Nurre.  Chris is a developer and Agile Coach extraordinaire. We explored the role of a coach from the point of view of someone that is actively involved in changing the world, one team at a time.

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.

 

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