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SPaMCAST 569 features our essay on the five types of meetings.  Meetings are the most important event in any organization — well that is what it seems like.  It can also be said that meetings are the bane of every human that isn’t buying or selling something (and that caveat might be an overstatement). Let’s put a name on the five most common types in software-centric organizations.

We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault.  In the QA Corner this month, Jeremy provides observations about the inclusion (and sometimes the lack of inclusion) of QAs in ceremonies such as the Daily Scrum.  Jeremy can be reached at Berriault and Associates Consulting Group or by email at Jeremy.Berriault@Berriaultandassociates.com. 

Re-Read Saturday News

We added Mt Hood (last active in the 1800s) to our tour of volcanoes so I did not get back on track, but never fear we really will be back next week (unless volcanoes pop up in Midwest…)

Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!

If you have not, check out the last installment! Chapter 23: The Outside View http://bit.ly/35dOibJ 

Upcoming Events

I am doing a webinar on value stream and process flow mapping for The Great IT Professional Organization on October 22, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST. The registration link is http://bit.ly/2VaFzm3  The webinar is free!  I hope you have time to be in the audience!

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 570 will feature our essay on the components of good sprint goals. Sprint goals provide direction and energy, and they communicate to the outside world. A sprint goal sounds like a simple, straightforward statement that a product owner should be able to craft quickly and then agree upon with a team with relative ease — in theory.  We will sort it out.

We will also have a visit from Susan Parente!