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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 6, 2009

The interview in SPaMCAST 67 is with Murali Chemuturi.  Murali recently had his first book published titled Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools & Techniques: A Complete Guide for Software Project Estimators.  In this edition of the Software  Process and Measurement Cast we discussed estimation, the book and future plans.  Murali offers a lot of practical advice on estimation during the interview.  Good book, good interview . . . go buy a copy or two.   The link to Amazon is

Murali has over thirty seven years of total experience out of which about twenty three years in information technology having worked in TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES for Five and half years and in ELECTRONICS COROPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED for Nineteen and half years. I had also worked in SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES LTD., METAMOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LTD. and Vistaar eBusinesses Pvt Ltd.  Designation at the time of final employment was that of Vice President Software Development at Vistaar e-Businesses Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai.


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The essay is a continuation of my essay titled "Traceability: A Radical Approach Based on User Involvement".   Part two starts to get into the meat of tracability and scalability.  Note I recently received a comment about not having access to the whole essay immediately.  While the whole paper is drafted I do my final re-write as I record each section therefore the essay is not really complete until the last part is recorded.  It is the way I write.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

ITMPI webinar
Process Improvement in a Multi-Model World
September 15, 2009
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time

Model based process improvement typically has centered on a single model or framework as the lynch pin to control software process improvement within an organization. The use of a model or framework is an excellent means of reducing random activity unfortunately one model does not cover the whole organization. Process improvement has matured to a point where the span of control needs to be extended which suggests the use of more than one model (e.g. CMMI, ISO, ITIL and Business Process Re-engineering to name a few). This webinar with Tom Cagley will discuss how to manage process improvement in a complex, multi-model environment.

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ISMA 4 Conference
Boundaries, Boundaries Everywhere
September 15, 2009
9:00 - 9:45 AM    
Identifying applications and project boundaries are critical to accurate and repeatable counts however the rules have a lot of flexibility. The presentation will evaluate a variety of types of applications to evaluate the impact of varied perspectives on application boundaries. The presentation will include at least one hands-on exercise to drive home the impact of boundaries.

The ISMA conference will be held this September 13-16, 2009 at the Palmer House Hilton – Chicago, Illinois see
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Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:
The interview in show 68 is with Neil Potter of The Process Group.  We talked of CMMI, process improvement and how change programs fit into economic environment we find ourselves in today and will again someday in the future.