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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. 


May 6, 2007

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 (  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 commercial sectors.

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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Future Events:
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  If you are attending let me know.

Other Notes:
Ian Brown's article Controlling Software Acquisition Costs With Fnciton Points and Estimation Tool in the May 2007 Crosstalk can be found at

Also Caper's Jones Estimating Software Costs Second Edition has hit the book stores!  Review soon.

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:
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.