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Software Process and Measurement Cast 490 features a return visit from Michael West.  Michael West is the author of Return On Process (ROP): Getting Real Performance Results from Process and Real Process Improvement Using the CMMI Michael and I talked process improvement and how process improvement translates to the bottom line.  Mr West originally appeared on the SPaMCAST 308 [https://bit.ly/2ITlKsf]

Michael’s bio:

Michael West is a life-long practitioner and student of process improvement. He is the co-founder of Natural Systems Process Improvement (Natural SPI), a consultancy specializing in designing, developing, and deploying process systems that enable measurable business performance improvement gains. Mr. West’s process insights and innovations have helped many organizations in various sectors of the economy achieve real process and performance improvement. His process consulting clients include ATK, Autodesk, AVL, BAE, BB&T, Crane Aerospace, DCS, Deloitte, Sandia National Labs, Reliability First, and the US Navy. Mr. West frequently presents and speaks at industry conferences, and is the author of Real Process Improvement Using the CMMI (CRC Press, 2004) and Return On Process (ROP): Getting Real Performance Results from Process Improvement (CRC Press, 2013).

Contact Michael at:

Web: http://www.naturalspi.com/

Email: michael@naturalspi.com

Twitter: @ItsTheProcess

Re-Read Saturday News

In week five of the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around! (https://amzn.to/2qujXmL) we tackle chapters five and six.  These two chapters, titled Call to Action and Whatever They Tell Me To Do! continue to tell the stories that form the basis for Marquet’s leadership model.

Current Installment:

Week 5: Call to Action and Whatever they tell me to do!https://bit.ly/2IXZugS


Previous Installments:

Week 4: Change of Course and Frustrationhttps://bit.ly/2qbPzgK

Week 3: Pain and Business as Usualhttps://bit.ly/2qfd74g

Week 2: Forward and Introductionhttps://bit.ly/2H8K4Jg

Week 1: Game Planhttps://bit.ly/2HgCdqW

 

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Next SPaMCAST
SPaMCAST 491 will feature our essay titled, Can “Done” Be Allowed To Break Production?  The most succinct answer to the question is always, “no, the story is not done”. The reason is that the story is not implementable and unless the goal of the story is to blow up production and anger customers it can’t be considered to be done.

We will also have columns from Susan Parente and Kim Pries.