In the SPaMCAST 644, we talk teams. At the core of agile is the belief that the team is the fundamental building block of work. Because they are so important, organizations put tons of effort into helping and guiding teams. The problem is not that teams aren’t important or that we aren’t working hard to make them better, teams are still chronically messed up. We discuss a framework for guiding support for teams. 

We also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault who brings his QA Corner to the podcast.  Jeremy and I discuss the differences between static and dynamic testing. Understanding the definition of each is an important step in improving quality. 

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud media sponsor of the Global Scrum Master Summit. 

The First Global Scrum Master Summit

Week of May 17th, 2021, Live and Recorded

Organized by the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

The Software Process and Measurement Cast is a proud media sponsor of the DevOps Online Summit. 

DevOps professionals throughout the world come together and share their learnings here at the DevOps Online Summit. This coming April 26th – 30th we are having our third summit. Our goal is to bring together 5000 DevOps professionals.  Grab a ticket!

Re-Read Saturday News 

In SPaMCAST 642 Vasco Duarte made the startling statement that a Scrum Master will be your next CEO. Chapter 7 in Fixing Your Scrum, Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller echoes the power of that statement by emphasizing the definition of a scrum master. 

 If you have not bought your copy — what are you waiting for? Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems 

This Week’s Installment 

Week 7: Embracing The Scrum Master Role – 

Previous Installments

Week 1: Re-read Logistics and Front Matter 

Week 2: A Brief Introduction To Scrum, and Why Scrum Goes Bad 

Week 3: Breaking Bad Scrum with a Value-Driven Approach 

Week 4: The Product Owner 

Week 5: The Product Backlog 

Week 6: The Development Team 


Next up is data security.  We live in frightening times in the cyber world. Paul Katzoff and I discuss why data security is more important than ever and what we can do to make the cyber-world less scary. Everyone in the value chain is responsible for data security.