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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 30, 2013

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 244

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 244 features my interview with Naomi Karten. Noami and I discussed her newest book, How to Survive, Excel and Advance as an Introvert. As with the other interviews I have done with Naomi I have been enriched by her wisdom and wit.  You will be too! 

Naomi Karten ( is well-known for delivering serious material with a light touch. She has delivered seminars and presentations to more than 100,000 people in such diverse locations as Oslo, Zurich, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Trinidad, and Costa Rica, as well as throughout the US and Canada. Her services have helped organizations and individuals improve customer satisfaction, manage change, strengthen teamwork, and develop strong communication skills.

Naomi’s ebook, How to Survive, Excel and Advance as an Introvert (the subject of this podcast), is designed to support and encourage her fellow introverts and to help extraverts better understand introversion. This ebook is filled with practical tips and advice to help introverts to survive and thrive without sacrificing their natural introverted style.

In addition to speaking, Naomi loves to write. Her books, Managing Expectations and Communication Gaps and How to Close Them, provide proven strategies and techniques for carrying out projects, implementing change, delivering service, and strengthening teamwork. Her other books and ebooks include

Naomi’s newsletter, Perceptions & Realities, offers serious advice in a lively, chuckle-generating manner. She has published several hundred articles in print publications and on numerous websites. Check out her articles that will tickle your fancy.

Prior to forming her training and speaking business, she earned degrees in psychology and gained extensive experience in technical, customer support, and management positions.

Contact Naomi at or on Twitter at @NaomiKarten.

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 245 will feature my essay on the ins and outs of Agile release plans.  Plan on listening in next week!