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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. 


Nov 1, 2009

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 71!

In SPaMCAST 71, I conclude my interview of the Suzanne Robertson.  We continued our discussion of requirements.  Requirements are the heart and soul of the software development projects.

Suzanne is co-author of Mastering the Requirements Process, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley 2006) a book that provides guidance on finding requirements and writing them so that they can be understood by all the stakeholders. She has more than 30 years experience in systems specification and building. Her courses on requirements, systems analysis, design and problem solving are well known for their innovative workshops and business games.

Suzanne has varied experience as a manager, programmer, analyst, and designer. She has consulted, done research and taught in Europe, Australia, the Far East and the United States. Current work includes research and consulting on stakeholder rights and responsibilities, the specification and reuse of requirements and techniques for assessing requirements specifications.

The product of this research is Volere, a complete requirements process and template for assessing requirements quality, and for specifying business requirements.

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Volere Requirements Resouces:

The essay is a continuation of my essay titled "Traceability: A Radical Approach Based on User Involvement".   Part six puts the model together and gets us ready to discuss examples in installment seven.

I have also included a promo for JC Hutchins novel 7th Son: Descent.  Great story I suggest listening and buying the book!

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The interview in show 72 is Diana Larsen, author, teacher, and consultant.  We talked about agile and project retrospectives to name a few topics.  Incredible wit, wisdom and interview.