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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. 


Jan 16, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 117!

In this week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast we have a review of Naomi Karten's book Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals: Achieving Excellence.  Remember Naomi appeared in the interview segment last week (check it out at  In this week’s Cast we are starting a new segment, Association News.  Kevin Brennan of the International Institute of Business Analysis opens the segment with news from the IIBA (PS Kevin was interviewed on SPaMCAST 69  Finally in the run up to the Software Process and Measurement Cast's 4th Anniversary I am re-mastering some of the essays from year one.  I am including the re-master d essay from SPaMCAST 3 aired February 25th 2007.  The essay is titled, Measurement Proliferation, Guarding the Peace or Mutually Assured Destruction?  The article explores proliferation in depth (measuring the same thing many ways) and breadth (measuring everything).  Strange I still see this issue pop up four years later.

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chemuturi and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing has hit the bookshelves!  According to Robert C. Anderson, Director, Process Development and Quality Assurance, Computer Aid, Inc, "Mastering Software Project Management is a masterpiece of clarity, organization and depth of practical knowledge." If you a project manager or know project managers buy yourself a copy and a second to lend co-workers!  PS -- Want me to sign a bookplate for your copy?  Email me and include a picture of you with your copy of the book and I will send you a personalized, signed bookplate!

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SPaMCAST 118 will feature an interview with Elizabeth Harrin author of Social Media for Project Managers and the influential blog A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. Elizabeth and I had a wonderful conversation about how social media can improve project and project manager performance.  Another eye opening interview!