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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 603 features my interview with Austin Chadwick. Austin and I talked mobbing, but perhaps more importantly to me, Austin talked about the impact of finding joy in everything you do. The latter was one of those serendipitous discoveries that makes the interviews for the podcast so much fun. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. 

Austin’s Bio:

Austin is a passionate full-stack developer, agile/technical coach, conference speaker, and podcast/videocast co-host with experience in several roles (e.g. coach, developer, tester, scrum master, business analyst). He loves mob programming and working with people, technology, and teams to discover product development joy and continuous improvement.

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Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle Chapter 1 in our re-read of Tame your Work Flow by Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron. Chapter 1 lays out the four flows which the book explores in detail and begins a deep dive into the power of mental models. The Chapter also touches on one of the great evils of modern times — multitasking (I say that with no attempt at hyperbole).  

Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!  

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) –

Week 3: Explicit Mental Models 


The Software Process and Measurement Cast 604 will feature our essay on preparing for software development after the COVID-19 disaster abates. Continuous improvement can’t be just a slogan during an economic downturn. 

We will also have a visit from Jon M Quigley with his Alpha and Omega of Product Development Column.