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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. 


Apr 6, 2008

SPaMCAST 30 – Donnellan, Metrics Programs, Passion and Success


Show 30 begins a two part interview with Rob Donnellan on the topic of metrics programs.    

Rob Donnellan, IT Excellence Value Builder, has more than 28 years of industry experience.   Rob delivers executive-level "IT Excellence" consulting.  Prior to joining Q/P Management Group, Rob was a Director with META Group, Nautilus Advisors (an outsourcing consultancy), and Cap Gemini.  His key responsibilities have been to develop next-generation consulting services, and to lead IT management consulting projects primarily devoted to process improvement, IT portfolio management, IT diagnosis, performance engineering/measurement, and benchmarking.  He has been a regular speaker for industry organizations such as the APQC, PMI, SPIN, SIM, IFPUG, and The Balanced Scorecard Collaborative.  He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Connecticut.

Mr. Donnellan can be contacted by email at or by phone at (401) 783-3005.  Q/P Management Group’s web site can be found at


The essay for this cast is titled “Passion and Success".  The essay discusses the relationship between passion and success in process improvment.  The text of the essay 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:

On the next SPaMCAST I will be airing an interview I did with Scott Ambler on scaling test driven development.  Agilistas, this one is for you!  Part 2 of the interview with Rob will air on show 33. Your thoughts and comments are always a welcome addition . . .



Tom Cagley
almost sixteen years ago

Thank you Jonathan.

almost sixteen years ago

very interesting project, thank you.