The interview on Show 63 is with Paul Byrnes. We discussed
the CMMI, Multiple Models and Process Improvement. In today’s
financial environment it is important to know what drives good
change and whether disparate models work well and play well
together. This was one of the basic threads of our
As an Air Force officer Paul was responsible for managing advanced
software technology transition projects at Hanscom AFB, MA. These
were typically joint government/industry funded projects aimed at
significantly improving the efficiency of DoD software development
processes and services.
At the SEI, Paul was the SEI CMM® Based Appraisal (CBA) Project
Leader. Responsible for developing all published versions of SCE
and the initial CBA IPI method (V0.3). A principal developer of the
CMM® Appraisal Framework (CAF). Developed, delivered, and managed
teams delivering CMM based appraisal methods and training
At ISD, as a founder, principal, Managing Director, and CTO, Paul
was the principal architect of ISD’s Comprehensive Appraisal Method
(CAM); a draft version was an input method to SCAMPISM V1.1. He was
responsible for managing, leading development, and also delivering
all standard ISD products for their appraisal, consulting, and
training service lines.
Paul is a currently a member of the SCAMPI LA BoK Advisory Board
and a member of its High Maturity Working Group. He is currently
participating on the Enterprise SPICE Architecture Team and the
SCAMPI V1.3 Upgrade Team. Paul was included in the 1995 Who’s Who
in the East, the 1998 Who’s Who in Media and Communications, the
1999 Who’s Who in America, and the 2000 Who’s Who in the World.
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The essay is titled “Using Functional Metrics in Agile Estimation
Part 3”. The essay explains how to integrate the discipline
of functional metrics into agile metrics techniques. Remember
that parts one and two were included in SPaMCAST 61 and 62.
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The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an
interview with Carol Smith on the topic of usability. We
discussed the definition of usability, how recognize it, test it
and measure it. If you develop anything usability ought to be
a central part of your practice.