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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 15, 2012

The International Function Point Users recently curated and edited a book on measurement which was published by CRC Press.  I have an article on using functional metrics in agile estimation (one of my favorite topics).  The marketing blurb goes as follows:

“Although the themes running through the chapters in this book are measurement and metrics, the application of these themes is to the practical issues faced by project managers, CIOs, sales people, testers, QA personnel, outsourcers, bid evaluators, and IT managers. This volume should be a close-at-hand reference for all these people.”

—Peter R. Hill, CEO of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group Limited

• Illustrates the impact of agile development on software measurement
• Explains how to use measurement to improve auditing and accountability
• Includes metrics for the CIO

Catalog no. K13177, April 2012, 848


I would like to recommend that you buy a copy of the book.  I have also included a flyer from CRC Press offering a 25% discount if you are a member of their online community. The proceeds from the sales of the book all go to IFPUG which is a great organization that continues to foster the use of function points and measurement.