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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. 


Oct 5, 2008

The interview in the Software Process and Measurement Cast 43 features the first part of a two part interview the Mike Cohn. Mike is the man when it comes to Story Points and agile estimation. Part two will be included in SPaMCAST 45.    

Mike Cohn is the founder of Mountain Goat Software, a process and project management consultancy and training firm. He is the author of Agile Estimating and Planning and User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, as well as books on Java and C++ programming. With more than 20 years of experience, Mike has previously been a technology executive in companies of various sizes, from startup to Fortune 40. A frequent magazine contributor and conference speaker, Mike is a founding member of the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance. He can be reached at

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The essay for the software process and measurement cast 43 is titled “Compound the Interest in Process Improvement”. I am back on the soapbox touting the relationship between successful process improvement and marketing.

Future Events and the next Cast. . .

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 Manfred Bundschuh. Manfred and Carol Dekkers have just published their book “The IT Measurement Compendium”. One of the topics we explored was the link between sociology and measurement. If you measure don’t be caught without your ruler for this interview.