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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 20, 2008

Show 31 features an interview with Scott Ambler of IBM discussing Test Driven Development and other Agile topics. 


Scott W. Ambler is the Practice Leader Agile Development with IBM Rational and he works with IBM customers around the world to improve their software processes.  He is the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Agile Unified Process (AUP), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies.  Scott is the (co-)author of 19 books, including Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, The Object Primer 3rd Edition, and The Enterprise Unified Process.  Scott is a senior contributing editor with Dr. Dobb’s Journal. 


Check out Mr. ambler’s blogs at:

Personal home page:

Agile at Scale blog:


The essay for this cast is titled “Are Words a Predictor of Change Adoption".  The essay explores the relationship between words and what they predict about success in process improvement.  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 part 2 of the interview with Murali Chemuturi on estimation and software sizing.  To describe the interview I will just say “damn!" and let you dive in. Your thoughts and comments are always a welcome addition . . .