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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. 


Mar 21, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 81!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 81 is with Paul Byrnes.  We discussed  the upcoming release of the CMMI, Agile and the CMMI and process improvement in general.  The interview is loaded with data for anyone that uses the CMMI or is involved with process improvement in general.  Paul is a returning guest!  If you have not listened to Paul's first interview go back to SPaMCAST 63  (

As an Air Force officer Paul was responsible for managing advanced software technology transition projects at Hanscom AFB, MA. These were typically joint government/industry funded projects aimed at significantly improving the efficiency of DoD software development processes and services. At the SEI, Paul was the SEI CMM® Based Appraisal (CBA) Project Leader. Responsible for developing all published versions of SCE and the initial CBA IPI method (V0.3). A principal developer of the CMM® Appraisal Framework (CAF). Developed, delivered, and managed teams delivering CMM based appraisal methods and training services. At ISD, as a founder, principal, Managing Director, and CTO, Paul was the principal architect of ISD’s Comprehensive Appraisal Method (CAM); a draft version was an input method to SCAMPISM V1.1. He was responsible for managing, leading development, and also delivering all standard ISD products for their appraisal, consulting, and training service lines. Paul is a currently a member of the SCAMPI LA BoK Advisory Board and a member of its High Maturity Working Group. He is currently participating on the Enterprise SPICE Architecture Team and the SCAMPI V1.3 Upgrade Team. Paul was included in the 1995 Who’s Who in the East, the 1998 Who’s Who in Media and Communications, the 1999 Who’s Who in America, and the 2000 Who’s Who in the World.

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The essay examines the difference perspective between velcocity and productivity.  They are similar concepts that if addressed carefully can both be collected and used without additional effort.  It is like having your cake and eating it too!

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Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To Date)  

March 22 - 25, SEPG Conference in Savanah.  I will be attending and will have lots of time to connect to SPaMCASTers in Savanah.  Let me know if you are attending and lets connect!

Quest Conference in Dallas April 21 - 23.  I will be talking on "Process Improvement in a Multi-Model World".  The conference includes two days of workshops.  The website to get more information is


The interview in the SPaMCAST 82 is with Cheryl Jones.  We discussed Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM).  We got down and dirty on the topic of software measurment.  Cherly is a real guru in the measurement field.