SPaMCAST 8 - Build Management, Stephen Finegold, Involvement
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.
Show Eight features an interview with Stephen Finegoldon on
the topic of build management. Build Management is one of
those basic blocking and tackling issues that every organization
must wrestle with but few do well. This is especially true
for small and medium sized IT shops.
Stephen Finegold is the managing partner of SFT Consulting, LLC
(www.sftconsulting.com). SFT Consulting provides outsourced
project management, custom software development, and process
improvement consulting. Over the past 15 years, Steve has
managed software development in the government, non-profit and the
Stephen Finegold is a Project Management Professional and a
Microsoft Certified Professional.
The essay for this cast is titled, Involvement: Whose
Industry Is It Anyway? The essay throws down the
gauntlet on the obligation to get involved in the industry you
involved in. Involvement and content creation is CRITICAL to
the intellectual vitality of the world around you!
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On June 21 at 3 PM I will be presenting "When Good
Numbers Go Bad" at Better Software 2007 in Las Vegas. The
conference and workshops run from Monday June 18 though Thursday
June 21 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Information is
available at http://tinyurl.com/d9fau. If you are attending
let me know.
Ian Brown's article Controlling Software Acquisition Costs With
Fnciton Points and Estimation Tool in the May 2007 Crosstalk can be
found at http://tinyurl.com/86wxf3
Also Caper's Jones Estimating Software Costs Second Edition has hit
the book stores! Review soon.
Next Software Process and
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features a great
interview with Patricia Ferdinandi author of A Requirements
Pattern: Succeeding in the Internet Economy. The
interview will cover the topic of build management. The essay
will be on the first of the deadly sins of metrics.