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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. 


Jun 13, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 87!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 87 features a discussion with Hans Sassenberg.  We talked about his paper "Affordable Software Quality Assessment" and why typical process improvement programs are not enough.

Dr. Hans Sassenburg received a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) in 1986 and a PhD degree in economics from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) in 2006. He worked as an independent consultant until 1996, when he co-founded a consulting and training firm. This company specialized in software process improvement and software architecture and was sold in 2000. In 2001 he moved to Switzerland, where he founded a new consulting and training firm SE-CURE AG ( In addition, he has been a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute ( since January of 2005. In 2009, he co-founded the Software Benchmarking Organization (, a consortium of international accredited partners. Dr. Sassenburg is an internationally published author on software engineering and economics.


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Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To Date)   ISMA Cinco in São Paulo September 13-15.  I will be one of the featured speakers.  More on the topic the near future.  The website to get more information is  I hope to see you there!

Next! The interview in the Software Process and Measurement Cast 88 will feature Naomi Karten.  We discussed he book Changing How You Manage and Communicate Change. This book is another game changer!