The Software Process and Measurement Cast 412 features our discussion of XP Explained, Second Edition with Steven Adams. It was a great talk that helped me understand why the book has (and continues to have) such a large impact on how I view Agile and software development.
Steve lives in the San Francisco Bay Area (a.k.a, Silicon Valley) where he has a successful career in software development. Steve has worked for Hewlett Packard, Access Systems Inc,, Trilliant Inc., and Sony Mobile Communications; plus has consulted at Cisco Systems. Steve has a computer science degree from California State University at Chico, learned software project management at Hewlett-Packard and, in 2009, started his Agile journey with Sony Ericsson. Steve enjoys listening to technical podcasts, and SpamCast was one of the first and is a favorite! Steve is also an avid bicyclist (road) and is on track to log over 3,500 miles in 2016.
Re-Read Saturday News
We begin the read/re-read of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (published by Jossey-Bass). The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is a business novel that uses a story to get important ideas across to the reader in a less threatening manner. This week we address the introduction and some of the backstory. All of this provides the background for us to recognize the impact of poor teamwork!
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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 413 will feature our essay on Scaling Agile and Management Styles. This essay builds on our recent discussion of servant leadership. We will also have columns from Steve Tendon talking about another chapter in his great book Hyper Productive Knowledge Work Performance, The Tame Flow Approach and a visit to the QA Corner with Jeremy Berriault.
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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.