The Software Process and Measurement Cast 345 features our essay on Cognitive Biases and two new columns. The essay on cognitive bias provides important tools for anyone that works on a team or interfaces with other people!

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SPaMCAST 462 features our interview with Jon M Quigley  We discussed his new book Project Management for Automotive Engineers. Jon co-authored the book with Roopa Shenoy. The book and the ideas in the book are relevant to all types of projects whether they use Agile or not!  A fun and informative conversation!

Jon’s Bio:

Jon M. Quigley PMP CTFL is a principal and founding member of Value Transformation, a product development training and cost improvement organization established in 2009, as well as being Electrical / Electronic Process Manager at Volvo Trucks North America.  Jon has an Engineering Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and two Master Degrees from the City University of Seattle.  Jon has nearly twenty-five years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management.

Jon has written or contributed to a huge number of books, presentations, and articles including:

Project Management for Automotive Engineers ISBN 978-0768080773

Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application ISBN 978-148222935

Contact Jon at:

jon.quigley@valuetransform.com

http://www.valuetransform.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/value-transformation-llc

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmquigley

Here is a promo for my upcoming ITMPI Webinar!

Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 11:00 AM (EST)

Product Owners In Agile – The Really Hard Role

In this webinar, you will learn why an Agile team’s product owner has a special obligation for leadership and value delivery.  It’s a hard role but we will discuss making it work!

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For other events, SPaMCAST team members will be attending check the recent blog entry titled Upcoming Conferences and Webinars!

 

Re-Read Saturday News

This week Steven completes Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change.  Steven delivers final thoughts. Special thanks to Steven for tackling the re-read duties for the past thirteen weeks.

Next in the Re-read Series is  . . . .

Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti (Author)

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Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 463 will feature our essay on using big picture stories to generate resonance.  Early in the history of Agile, most descriptions of Agile included the need to define a central metaphor to help guide the work.  Somewhere over time, the idea of a central metaphor has disappeared as Agile thought leaders have focused on more tactical facets of Agile methods and frameworks. It’s time to reconsider the big picture story!

We will also have columns from Gene Hughson (Form Follows Function)  and Jeremy Berriault (QA Corner).

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.