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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. 


May 18, 2008

SPaMCAST 33 - Donnellan, Software Metrics Programs Part 2, Guest Essay


Show 33 is part two of my interview with Rob Donnellan discussing the trials and tribulations of metrics programs.  Rob has provided a plethora tips for developing and marketing metrics programs if you are in the metrics business make sure you list to both this interview and the first part of the interview in show 30.   

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 is for this show is a guest essay by Frank Glaz of David Consulting Group discussing using function point counting to determine the efficiency of vendors. The essay explores a thorny subject that is rarely discussed at conferences or in the literature. Frank would appreciate comments.


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

Future Events and the next . . .

I have another webinar coming up in May. The webinar 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

Conference season is beginning!


I will be speaking at IFPUG’s 3rd Annual ISMA Conference and Fall Workshops Sunday, September 14 – Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel information at  The presentation is call “Counting Facebook” and will be on Friday September 19, 2008 at 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM,

I am speaking at Quest Toronto 2008 Conference, September 22- 26, 2008, at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Canada.  I will be presenting “Good Numbers Go Bad” on Wed Sept 24th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm and also joining in as a subject matter expert in the end of day solutions workshop.  Information can be found at


Finally I will be speaking at the Northeast Quality Council 57th Conference.  The conference is scheduled for October 14 – 15 , 2008 in Marlborough, Massachusetts at Best Western Royal Plaza.   The presentation is titled “One Size Fits . . .Someone Other Than Me”.  Information can be found at


Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

On the next SPaMCAST I will begin a massive interview with Phil Armour.  Phil presented some of the most thought provoking and provocative ideas on estimation and while I was going to delay discussing estimation again for a at least a few months I frankly could not help myself.