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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. 


Dec 25, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 166!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 166 is with Paul Byrnes.  We discussed the changes to the SCAMPI 1.3 method of appriasing the CMMI and more! The interview is loaded with data for anyone that uses the CMMI!  THis is Paul's third appearance on the SPaMCAST (a returning STAR).  If you have not listened to Paul's first two interviews hear are the links to the SPaMCAST 63 and SPaMCAST 81.

As an Air Force officer Paul was responsible for managing advanced software technology transition projects at Hanscom AFB, MA. These were typically joint government/industry funded projects aimed at significantly improving the efficiency of DoD software development processes and services. At the SEI, Paul was the SEI CMM® Based Appraisal (CBA) Project Leader. Responsible for developing all published versions of SCE and the initial CBA IPI method (V0.3). A principal developer of the CMM® Appraisal Framework (CAF). Developed, delivered, and managed teams delivering CMM based appraisal methods and training services. At ISD, as a founder, principal, Managing Director, and CTO, Paul was the principal architect of ISD’s Comprehensive Appraisal Method (CAM); a draft version was an input method to SCAMPISM V1.1. He was responsible for managing, leading development, and also delivering all standard ISD products for their appraisal, consulting, and training service lines. Paul is a currently a member of the SCAMPI LA BoK Advisory Board and a member of its High Maturity Working Group. He  participated on the Enterprise SPICE Architecture Team and the SCAMPI V1.3 Upgrade Team. Paul was included in the 1995 Who’s Who in the East, the 1998 Who’s Who in Media and Communications, the 1999 Who’s Who in America, and the 2000 Who’s Who in the World.

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SPaMCAST 165 will feature an essay from the Metrics Minute or a discusson of mono-tasking versus multi-tasking . . .either will be worth waiting for!