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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 396 begins our run up to Episode 400 with our interview of with Mike Burrows.  Mike and I talked about his game changing idea of Agendashift.  Agendashift Identifies opportunities for positive change by exploring an organization’s alignment to the values of transparency, balance, collaboration, customer focus, flow, and leadership.  Along the way, we also revisited parts of our previous interview on the podcast covering Mike’s book, Kanban from the Inside (Kindle).

Mike’s Bio

Mike is the founder of Agendashift, author of the book Kanban from the Inside, consultant, coach, and trainer. In recent months, he has been the interim delivery manager for two UK government digital “exemplar” projects and consultant to public and private sector organisations at home and abroad. Prior to his consulting career, he was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and IT Director for an energy risk management startup.

Agendashift Blog:
Twitter: @asplake and  @KanbanInside

 Re-Read Saturday News

We continue the read of Commitment – Novel About Managing Project Risk by Maassen, Matts, and Geary.  Buy your copy today and read along (use the link to support the podcast). This week we tackle chapter 6. Chapter 6 layers ideas from game theory to explain why real options works.  Visit the Software Process and Measurement Blog ( to catch up on past installments of Re-Read Saturday.


The next Software Process and Measurement Cast includes three columns.  The first is our essay on cumulative flow diagrams.  Cumulative flow diagrams are extremely versatile tools for managing work.  I am becoming more and more convinced that they should be used universally.

We will also have a visit to the QA Corner with Jeremy Berriault.  Jeremy brings us his unique wisdom to testing topics.  Our conversations are always illuminating!

Jon M. Quigley brings a new column to the SPaMCAST next week.  Jon is a serial author and consultant, who first appeared on SPaMCAST 346.  In the first installment of the column, we discuss project risk, scope and strategy selection.  Jon has not named his column and is look for your suggestions!

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.