Fireworks

Nothing Says Celebration Like Fireworks!

I enjoy looking back over the previous year to assess what we have accomplished on the blog and podcast. This was quite a year. Susan Parente and Wolfram Müller joined the podcast as columnists.  Anthony Mersino wrote a guest blog entry that was one of the highest traffic entries on the blog. We had year-over-year growth on both the blog and podcast. We also got the podcast on Spotify. At the same time, I changed jobs this year. While this was a positive from a work perspective, the change reduced the amount of time for blogging and podcasting.  During the year, we also had some technical issues causing the temporary loss of a few interviews. They have been recovered and we are catching up – I learned how to use a Linux distro to recover a drive. Overall we (it really is “we”) delivered 52 podcasts beginning with an interview with Kyle Siemens discussing The Case for Certifications and ending the year with essays and discussions covering Story Maps and Agile Risk Management. All 52 podcasts provided great content and there is not one of them I would not do again in a heartbeat.  We also delivered 212 blog entries.

The 10 most downloaded podcasts of the year were.

SPaMCAST 486 – Daniel S Vacanti, Actionable Agile Metrics
Audio: https://bit.ly/2Q3Ql9E
Web:  https://bit.ly/2KpyiwA
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/2BGMSsp

SPaMCAST 482 – Natalie Warnert on Diversity and Women in Agile
Audio: https://bit.ly/2RgoLLa
Web: https://bit.ly/2KtFp7t
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2QQJ6Hf

SPaMCAST 473 – Six Important Flow Metrics and Tameflow Chapter 20 Part 3
Audio:  https://bit.ly/2V59r2S
Web: https://bit.ly/2KEy2t2
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2QQTZZH

SPaMCAST 484 – Andriy Bas, Teal, Holacracy, Creativity, Productivity and Flat Organizations

Audio: https://bit.ly/2QNC9H0
Show Notes and Web: https://bit.ly/2KIgJEh
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LzWHwZ

SPaMCAST 488 – Prem Ranganath, Innovation and Excellence #CMMI #Agile #Lean
Audio: https://bit.ly/2GrIZJ2
Web: https://bit.ly/2JcRdGI
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Jm6y7X

SPaMCAST 471 – 20 Transformation Killers, QA and Requirements, Systems Thinking
Audio:  https://bit.ly/2T0SAMU
Web: https://bit.ly/2Gz5lwU
Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/2R9JXSZ

SPaMCAST 489 – Gemba Walk, Agile Development, No Right Way with @GeneHughson   @JonMQuigley
Audio: https://bit.ly/2EuQHjQ
Web: https://bit.ly/2GIDLgf
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2GXkjbP

SPaMCAST 492- Murali Chemuturi, Software Design
Audio: https://bit.ly/2I1yH6v
Web: https://bit.ly/2jfVWf2

SPaMCAST 480 – Paul Gibbons, The Science of Successful Organizational Change @paulggibbons #Change  
Audio: https://bit.ly/2E5HmU0
Web Show Notes: https://bit.ly/2zz8CGy

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2rd6r6R

SPaMCAST 496 – Sam Laing, Coaching Agile Teams
Audio: https://bit.ly/2KW3gIH
Web: https://bit.ly/2GVRefU

Download numbers reflect traffic between November 2017 to November 2018.

On Thursday we will wrap up the retrospective with a look at the top six blog entries and plans for 2019.  Then on to a discussion of Postmodern Agile.