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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. 


Aug 25, 2013

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 252

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 252 features my intreview Jo Ann Sweeney, Jo Ann and I discussed the need for planning communication when working with distributed multi-cultural teams.

Jo Ann's Bio
Jo Ann Sweeney is a communications consultant who helps transformation teams win the support of their sponsors, senior executives and end users.

She is known for her ability to help teams understand the change from their audiences’ perspectives, as well as developing communication activities that catch their interest.

Jo Ann specialises in helping clients develop activities that take audiences on a journey from awareness, through understanding, to support, involvement and commitment. Teams are able to deliver sticky change.

Programmes have spanned skills development, product launches, office relocations, redundancies and redeployment, business process re-engineering, political lobbying, technology rollouts and brand makeovers for corporates, government departments and charities.

Jo Ann shares her knowledge and experience online through the CommsAbilities blog [], Worth Working Summiit [] and the Communicating Projects System []

She has more than 25 years experience and is a trained journalist, chartered marketer and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, fellow of the Institute of Internal Communications and member of the Institute of Directors.

Jo Ann made a special Offer to SPaMCAST listeners but . . . you will have to listen to know what the offer is!

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Previous Appearances

SPaMCAST 186 - Jo Ann Sweeney, Social Media and Project Communications 

SPaMCAST 138 - Jo Ann Sweeney, Communication

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 253 will dive into the world of cogniative bias.  Cognative biases affect how we negotiate and how we work as a team.  An imoortant topic!