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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. 


Nov 20, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 161!

The SPaMCAST 161 provides an overview of a pallet of metrics tailored to agile projects. The essay begins:

When talking about metrics to measure agile processes one should begin by defining “why” you want to measure followed immediately by “what” we will do with the data when we know it. As I have noted before there are only two reasons to measure.  The first is to generate specific behaviors and secondly to predict the future.  Organizational goals provide the rational for what to measure and the type of measure determines whether it drives behavior or provides direction.

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SPaMCAST 162 features my interview with Rafal Los on security and metrics desinged for security practices!