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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. 


Jun 26, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 140!

SPaMCAST 140 features my interview with Raja Bavani.  We talked about his great article "The ten best influences on software product engineering." The article was originally publised in the SDTime  This was a wide ranging interview went beyond influences and wrestles with the future!  

Raja Bavani is Technical Director of MindTree’s Product Engineering Services (PES) group and plays the role of Product Engineering Evangelist and Agile Coach. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has published papers at international conferences on topics related to Code Quality, Distributed Agile, Customer Value Management and Software Estimation. His PES experience started during the early 90s, when he was involved in porting a leading ERP product across various UNIX platforms. Later he moved onto products that involved data mining and master data management. During early 2000, he worked with some of the niche independent software vendors in the hospitality and finance domains.  At MindTree, he has worked with some of the top vendors of virtualization platforms, business service management solutions and health care products. 

His areas of interests include Global Delivery Model, Agile Software Development, Requirements Engineering, Software Architecture, Software Reuse, Customer Value Management, Knowledge Management, and IT Outsourcing.  He is a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.  He regularly interfaces with educational institutions to offer guest lectures and writes for technical conferences.

His Product Engineering blog is available at
His articles and white papers on Agile Software Development are available at:
He can be reached at
Raja's personal blog - 

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So you want to go agile . . .in the SPaMCAST 141 I will present a simple checklist of factors you need to deal with as you progress with change.