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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 607 features our interview with Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente to discuss their new book Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile with Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects. Agile hybrids are often pilloried, Mark and Susan make a strong case that hybrids have a place in delivering value. Without hybrids, there are places that can’t go!  

Mark’s Bio

Mark has over 30 years of experience in IT, including 27 years at Hewlett-Packard. He successfully managed support programs and projects within HP Services from 1994 through 2007. The programs and projects included a large e-selling program, a multivendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and MDM (mobile device management) programs.

Reach out to Mark on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mark-tolbert-pmp-pmi-acp-90b9b38

Susan’s Bio

Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, professor, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 23+ years of experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD and other federal government agencies.

Reach to Susan on
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/susanparente
Twitter: @TechRiskManager
Web: http://s3-tec.com/
Email: parente.s3@gmail.com

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle Chapter 4 of Tame your Work Flow,  The chapter is titled “Utility of Flawed Mental Models.” The goal of the chapter is to make sure we understand why reducing wait time makes sense and why that reduction has an impact on delivery.  

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

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matterhttps://bit.ly/2LWJ3EY

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) – https://bit.ly/3h4zmTi

Week 3: Explicit Mental Modelshttps://bit.ly/2UJUZyN 

Week 4: Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law and Economic Impacthttps://bit.ly/2VrIhoL 

Week 5: Flawed Mental Modelshttps://bit.ly/3eqj70m  

Next SPaMCAST

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 608 will feature our essay, An Agile Team In A Waterfall Company. They exist and sometimes even flourish. Our essay explores how that is possible and how teams in this circumstance can evolve.

We will also have a visit from Gene Hughson with his Form Follows Function column.