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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 22, 2012

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 183!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 183 features my essay titled, Agile Release Planning Is A Necessity  

The essay begins . . .

Release planning has even said to be not needed and a waste of time by those who feel that release planning is a retreat from agile. Alternately, it has been called both a black art and a communication vehicle by those who recognize it as a need. Simply put release planning is contentious.  Why the consternation over something so simple? Part of the angst is a relic of the past and part is a flaw in basic human nature. The first part is a memory of over planning we all have seen in some project and program methods and the second flaw is one of basic human nature in that when something is said it tends to be remembered (a delivery date for example).

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 183 features my interview with Steve Boronski.  We discussed Prince 2 which is the standard for project management in the UK and Europe!