The Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Marcus Hammarberg. We often think of Agile as a tool to build or maintain software. In some cases, people have recognized the applicability of Agile and lean techniques in other parts of the business. In even rarer circumstances, people like Marcus have found a way to use Agile techniques to have a huge impact in the real world. Marcus tells use how he was able to use Agile and lean techniques and philosophy to save a clinic and more importantly to change lives of real people. It is an amazing and uplifting story.
Get agile to work in practice is Marcus’s motto. This has led him to take interest in all kind of things: Lean, TDD, Kanban, Specification by example, Node, Continuous Delivery, Nancy, and Koa.
Marcus spent 2 years working for the Salvation Army in Indonesia to help the health services there to become more effective.
Marcus has also, written Kanban in Action (http://bit.ly/theKanbanBook) and is writing another book, about the lean/agile inspired work he used to save a hospital in Indonesia (http://bit.ly/bungsustory).
Marcus’ Book – Kanban In Action: http://www.amazon.com/Kanban-Action-Marcus-Hammarberg/dp/1617291056/
Re-Read Saturday News
We continue 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 discuss the first crisis with Martin and we end this week’s re-read by exposing the second crisis. The sections we are reading begin with Drawing the Line and finish with Pushing Back.
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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 415 will include essays and columns from Gene Hughson, Jon Quigley, Kim Pries, and myself!
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