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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. 


Apr 5, 2009

Show 56 features an interview with Bill Phifer of EDS, an HP Company.  We discussed the importance of measurement and metrics in sourcing arrangements.

Bill Phifer is a Fellow at EDS, an HP Company, with responsibility for enterprise strategies related to quality standards and models for the Global Quality and Service Excellence group. He is a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) authorized Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Lead Appraiser with over 33 years in IT including 16 years in software process implementation and improvement, measurement, and project management. Bill is also a Lead Evaluator for Carnegie Mellon University’s eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers (eSCM-SP) with an interest in sourcing best practices. This includes a focus on game theory and balancing the needs of customers and service providers with relationship management. He is a regular presenter at IT industry conferences and seminars such as SEI’s SEPG, itSMF USA Fusion, and IEEE.

Bill is currently concentrating on end-to-end IT lifecycle process integration between applications and infrastructure using multiple models and standards such as CMMI, ITIL, eSCM, ISO 9000, ISO 27001 and CObIT. Along with this, he is researching approaches and methods for multi-model diagnostics and appraisals.

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The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an interview Joe Schofield.  We discussed software sizing.  Size and how you get to size really does matter.