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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. 


Sep 7, 2008

Show Forty One features an interview with Ken Schwaber.  We discussed SCRUM and organizational change.  OK, maybe discussion is a weak term, I asked questions and gathered wisdom from the SCRUM master.  If you are interested in SCRUM specifically and agile in general this is a must listen important interview. 

Ken Schwaber co-developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s to help organizations struggling with complex development projects. One of the signatories to the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he subsequently founded the AgileAlliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of Agile software. He then founded the ScrumAlliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the understanding of Scrum.

A 30-year veteran of the software development industry (from bottle washer to boss), he has written three books about Scrum: Agile Software Development with Scrum, Agile Project Management with Scrum, and The Enterprise and Scrum.

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The essay for this cast is titled, “Is Project Management Changing?”  The essay discusses how texting and instant messaging are reshaping the project environment.  The reshaping is affecting the balance between detailed planning and instant coordination.

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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 Dr. Magdy Hanna.  We discussed the International Software Process Improvement Certification the new certification for SPI personnel specifically and certifications in general.  If you are in the SPI field or hire people in the SPI field this one is a must.