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Software Process and Measurement Cast

The Software Process and Measurement Cast provides a forum to explore the varied world of software process improvement and measurement.  The SPaMCast covers topics that deal the challenges how work is done in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.  The show combines commentaries, interviews and your feedback to serve up ideas, options, opinions, advice and even occasionally facts. 

 

Jul 31, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 145!

In the SPaMCAST 145 we have an entry of the Metrics Minute. IFPUG Function Points are a measure of the functionality delivered by the project or application being counted based on a set of rules documented in the IFPUG Counting Practices Manual. The measure...


Jul 24, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 144!

SPaMCAST 144 features my interview with Mary Lynn Penn. We discussed the CMMI, Six Sigma, Lean, SCAMPI appraisals and more!

Mary Lynn Penn is the Director of Strategic Process Engineering, at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Information Systems & Global Solutions...


Jul 17, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 143!

In the SPaMCAST 143, I ask, "Do you have management support?" I recently asked many of my colleagues what they thought were the precursors to beginning a CMMI change program. Almost to a person, they began their list with senior management support which...


Jul 10, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 142!

SPaMCAST 142 features my interview with Capers Jones.  Capers is an iconic figure in the field of software measurement and estimation.  In this interview we discussed function points, value metrics, software inspections and more.  As always Capers is evocative...


Jul 3, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 141!

In the SPaMCAST 141, I ask, "Are you ready to implement agile?"  It might sound like a simple question but it is imperative that you not only have an answer but a structured rational for the answer.  I propose a simple quiz (part of my simple checklist series) to...