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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. 


Apr 1, 2012

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 180!

The SPaMCAST 180 features my interview with Johanna Rothman.  We discussed transparency and trust.  Transparency and trust are generally discussed as core tenants of agile HOWEVER I would suggest they are core tenants for any type of team or manager. We also have a message from Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager, on his new project . . . he needs our help.

You might be wondering where the SPaMCAST 179 went.  Lets just say SPaMCAST 179 is now offically the the lost episode and we'll just see when it appears.  Johanna Rothman works with managers and leaders to identify problems and seize opportunities around how they manage their product development. She focuses on removing management and technical staff impediments. Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. She is the current technical editor. Johanna is the author of these books:

- Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects

- The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management

- Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management

- Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People

She is working on books about using agile practices to find a new job, and agile program management. And, she’s working on an electronic-only revision of the hiring book, due “soon.”

She writes columns for and on “extreme project management” for, and writes two blogs on her web site,, as well as a blog on

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 181 will feature my essay currently titled, IT: No Factory Here.  The essay wrestles why the metaphor of a factory is used to describe the development and maintenance of software.