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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. 


Mar 6, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 124

SPaMCAST 124 features my interview with Gerard "Jerry" Hill. Gerald and I talked about his book The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit specifically and project management generally. A ton of good advice on instituting project management methodology in any organization.  

Gerard Hill is the Principal of Hill Consulting Group, and has more than 25 years experience in project management practice design and implementation, information systems integration, and business process engineering.  His specialty is enabling businesses to gain and sustain a competitive edge through development and implementation of total-practice project management solutions.  He has conceived and constructed processes and practices that have enabled Fortune 100 and other client organizations to realize maximum benefit from their investment in project management.

Prior to introducing Hill Consulting Group, Mr. Hill was with ESI International, where he served as Vice President of Technical Services.  His work included responsibility for international consulting programs, technical product design and development, and knowledge management.
Mr. Hill has led or contributed to the design and development of project management methodologies currently deployed by organizations around the world.  He is the architect of capability and maturity assessments for business and project management.  He also has particular expertise in designing and developing practical Project Management Office (PMO) solutions.
His recent work includes development of the new matrix-based, ProjectPRISM™ Project Management Methodology, and this has been introduced in his new project management methodology publication.  He has refined an approach to “PMO design and implementation” in a workshop based on the content of his first PMO Handbook publication. In recent years, Mr. Hill has chaired two annual and national-scope Project Portfolio Management conferences in the U.S., in 2008 he was an invited keynote speaker and presenter at two professional conferences in Milan, Italy; and in 2009 he was a keynote speaker and presenter at the National PMI Project Management Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and at the Greece PMI Chapter Congress in Athens, Greece.

Mr. Hill’s broad competencies are based in an extensive educational background that includes a bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics (NC State University), a master degree in Human Resource Management/Organization Development (Pepperdine University), and completion of the Advanced Management Program for Executives (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business).

Mr. Hill also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, and he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) by the Project Management Institute.

Mr. Hill is author of two books: The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, 2nd Edition, Auerbach Publications, 2007 (752pp), and The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit, CRC Press, 2009 (520pp); which includes 96 tools on CD.



Attending:SEPG NA in Portland, Oregon, March 21-24, 2011
Speaker:  QAI Quest 2011 in Boston April 6 - 8

If you are attending and would like to get together just drop me a note, text, tweet or phone call!

Shameless Ad for my book!
By the way if you liked Gerald's book and I do recommend that you buy it, I also recommend Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."
Have you bought your copy?

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SPaMCAST 125 I will  begin reading my paper on PMOs in an Agile Orgnaizaition titled "Agile is from Venus and PMOs are from Mars".