SPaMCAST 618 – Process, Not Just Checking The Box, A Conversation with Mike King and Beth Leonard

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 618 is a conversation about “process” that I had with two great people, Mike King and Beth Leonard, in March of 2020. Just doing the process to check the box for a rating or certification, whether the CMMI, CMMC, Scrum, or any other framework, destroys legitimacy and trust.  

Michael King is a technology executive with over seventeen years of experience serving in technology roles supporting the Federal Government.  He currently serves as Halfaker and Associates’ Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer (CIO/CISO), where he leads enterprise IT Strategy with a focus on user experience, the information security program, and the Quality Management System with a focus on improving engineering maturity and customer experience. Prior to this role, he served Halfaker’s CTO and COO, as well as completing a five-year tenure at Lockheed Martin in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security domains. Michael holds degrees in Computer Engineering (Bachelor’s from UVA) and Information Systems (Master’s from JHU) and several professional certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SA, and ITIL.

Company: https://www.halfaker.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehking  

Email: michael.king@halfaker.com

Ms. Beth Leonard is an award-winning speaker in her field; frequently invited to both local and international-level industry events to speak about such topics as customer satisfaction, organizational statistical analysis and metrics development, CMMI, ISO, management reviews and techniques, as well as quality assurance. She is also a recognized patient advocate and blogger for NET Cancer; supporting several organizations both nationally as well as internationally.

Ms. Leonard is a well-respected executive with over 24 years of IT software development and service management lifecycle expertise as well as InfoSec/Cyber management, facility security management, risk and compliance, quality assurance, and process improvement experience across the government contracting industry. 

Company: https://www.r3-it.com/

Blog: https://www.facebook.com/LIVEwithNETS/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-leonard/

Links: https://www.carcinoid.org/beth-leonard-living-neuroendocrine-cancer/

Email: guruofprocess@gmail.com 

Re-Read Saturday News 

In Chapter 16 charts a path to support the execution of the work. Execution requires an appropriate mechanism that can signal trouble coming that is information-based rather than gut-based. 

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Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter – https://bit.ly/2LWJ3EY

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

Week 3: Explicit Mental Models – https://bit.ly/2UJUZyN 

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

Week 5: Flawed Mental Models – https://bit.ly/3eqj70m  

Week 6: Where To Focus Improvement Efforts – https://bit.ly/2DTvOUN 

Week 7: Introduction to Throughput Accounting and Culture – https://bit.ly/2DbhfLT 

Week 8: Accounting F(r)iction and  Show Me the Money – https://bit.ly/2XmDuWu 

Week 9: Constraints in the Work Flow and in the Work Process – https://bit.ly/33Uukoz 

Week 10: Understanding PEST Environments and Finding the Constraint in PEST Environments – https://bit.ly/3ga3ew9 

Week 11: Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling – https://bit.ly/32l0Z3Q 

Week 12: Portfolio Prioritization and Selection in PEST Environments – https://bit.ly/31Ea4WC 

Week 13: Flow Efficiency, DBR, and TameFlow Kanban Boards – https://bit.ly/32rYUVf 

Week 14: Outcomes, Values, and Efforts in PEST Environments – https://bit.ly/3jd52qw

Week 15: https://bit.ly/3mS9j4V

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Next SPaMCAST

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 619 features the return of Joe Schofield.  Joe and I talked about his new book, Aligning People and Culture for Agile Transformation: A Leadership & Change Story (https://amzn.to/2HCfRV1).  Joe’s book is not a recitation of techniques, but rather a business novel that exposes the human side of change.  

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