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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. 


Dec 16, 2007

SPaMCAST 23 - Rothman, Project Management , Traceability

** I believe I am back on track since the motherboard failure.  We should be back on track for delivering your favorite process improvement and measurement content every other week! **


Show 23 features an interview with Johanna Rothman.  The interview is titled, “Project Management in the Post Waterfall World".  While the title is a bit fanciful I would suggest that the ideas espoused are very powerful and pertinent to how work is done and managed. 


Johanna Rothman consults, speaks, and writes on managing high-technology product development. She assists managers, teams, and organizations to become more effective by applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management. She’s helped Engineering organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire technical people, manage projects, and release successful products faster.


Johanna is the author of Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management, the coauthor (with Esther Derby) of Behind Closed Doors, Secrets of Great Management, and the author of Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People. Johanna is a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.


The AYE site is


Here are the links to Joanna’s books and blogs:


Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management: <


Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management: <


Hiring The Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets & Science of Hiring Technical People: <


Hiring Technical People blog <>  

Managing Product Development blog <


The essay is titled is the synopsis of “Traceability:  A Radical Approach Based on User Involvement." I am excited as I have finally completed the essay and I think it adds a lot to the discussion of traceability and tailoring.   I will push entire document out on the SPaMCAST feed later this week.   The text of the synopsis can be found at  Comments and corrections are welcome.

There are a number of ways to share your thoughts . .


Future Events and the next . . .

I have a couple of free webinars coming up in early 2008.  The first is “Getting Performance Improvement Out of Your Software Process Improvement" on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

And the second is titled “A Cost Effective Approach to Enterprise Wide Software Process Improvement" May 22nd, 2008 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

More information and registration information can be found at

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features an interview with Marilyn Edelson of IT Decisions Coaching (ITDC).  We will be discussing unlocking the door of success via coach, mentoring and goals just in time to plan the New Year