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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. 


Jul 28, 2013

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 248

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 248 features my intreview with Pat O'Toole.  We discussed project improvement and process improvement. A wonderfully practical interiew!

Pat's bio

Pat O’Toole is a Principal Consultant at Process Assessment, Consulting & Training (PACT) where he provides a variety of services to his CMMI-based performance improvement clients.  Pat is one of the most active SCAMPI lead appraisers, and has led assessments spanning all maturity levels, including some of the largest and most complex Level 5 appraisals conducted to date.

With over 30 years of software development, project management, and consulting experience, Pat works with all levels of management, Engineering Process Groups, and Process Action Teams in establishing, evaluating, and sustaining performance improvement initiatives.  He has authored over 60 papers and research studies and is a popular instructor who supplements standard training material with his vast array of case studies and humorous examples.

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 249 will feature my essay titled, Agile Teams Making Decisions. Leadership and decision making in Agile organizations and teams requires different processes and skills. We dive right in!