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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. 


Aug 10, 2008

Show Thirty Nine features an interview with Andrew “Roo” Reynolds.  Roo was a Metaverse Evangelist at IBM when we did the interview but now is Portfolio Executive, Social Media at BBC Vision.  In show 38 I said that this interview will describe the future of teaming and collaboration.  You will not be disappointed.  

From Roo’s website (and not what is on the cast . . .):

I’ve accepted the position of Portfolio Executive, Social Media at BBC Vision. What that means is that I’ll be helping to define, develop and execute BBC Vision’s strategy in relation to social media. Simon Nelson gave a speech in September 2007 about some of the progress made (and challenges faced) by the BBC in regard to multiplatform (more discussion about that here). That’s the backdrop to what I’m going there to help with. No doubt I’ll talk more about the specifics in the coming weeks and months. Oh, and I get to work with such cool people as Dan Taylor and Jo Twist.

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In the essay segment in this cast we have three short pieces.  The first is a book review of Subliminal Persuasion by Dave Lakhani.  The second piece is a promo Pam Morris’s talk at the ISMA conference and finally we have a promo for Mur Lafferty’s novel Playing for Keeps.  We will conclude with information on a few upcoming conferences, comments from listeners and notes on upcoming casts. 

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Future Events and the next Cast. . .

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:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an interview with Barbara Blake of Longview Associates.  We discussed of how, when and whether coaching can be used to improve efficiency.  Is there a coach in your future?  Maybe there should be!