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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 21, 2008

Show Forty Two features an interview with Dr. Magdy Hanna.  Dr Hanna leads both the "International Institute for Software Testing” and “International Institute for Software Process”.  We discussed the new Certified Software Process Improvement Professional certification and certification in general. .  

Dr. Hanna is a recognized educator, speaker and consultant in several areas of software engineering. His distinguished seminars on various topics have been highly rated by software professionals. Dr. Hanna's experience with software goes back to the mid 1970's when he worked as a developer at the NCR center in Cairo , Egypt . Over the last thirty years, Dr. Hanna has worked in all aspects of software projects and processes in all capacities.

Dr. Hanna is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the International Institute for Software Testing, ( ) the leading educational and professional development organization that provides education-based certifications to software test and quality professionals around the world.

Dr. Hanna is the founder and Chairperson of the International Conference on Practical Software Quality and Testing, ( ) and founder and Chairperson of the International Conference on Software Process Improvement, ( ).

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The essay for the software process and measurement cast 42 is a mini metacast where I answer the question just who the do I think I am and why am I doing this at all.   I also have a few announcements about my podcasting future (and it has nothing to do with fading)..

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Future Events and the next Cast. . .

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 Mike Cohn.