to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 94!
The interview in the SPaMCAST 94 features my interview with Ivar
Jacobson covering the Software
Engineering Method and Theory or SEMAT initiative. The interview is part of
a set of three interviews that I had with Ivar, Bertand Meyer and
Richard Soley. The three luminaries are leading an effort to
pull together a common core for software engineering and then to
provide a framework for integrating new ideas. A very
ambitious and somewhat controversial task. All three
interviews were incredible and together provide a broad foundation
to understand and interact with SEMAT.
Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father
of components and component architecture, use cases, the Unified
Modeling Language and the Rational Unified Process. He has
contributed to modern business modeling and aspect-oriented
software development. However, all this is history. Lately he has
been working on how to deal with methods and tools in a super-light
and agile way. He has developed a practice concept that is now
being adopted by both developers and tool vendors. Now he is one of
the leaders of a worldwide network Semat, which has agreed to
revolutionize software development.
Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and
Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and
published by J. Ross Publishing has hit the bookshelves!
According to Robert C. Anderson, Director, Process
Development and Quality Assurance, Computer Aid, Inc,
Software Project Management is a masterpiece of clarity,
organization and depth of practical knowledge."
He is also the principal author
of six influential and best-selling books.
Ivar Jacobson is the chairman of
Ivar Jacobson International which has subsidiaries in the US, UK,
China, Singapore, Australia, Sweden and Canada.
SEMAT's website: www.semat.org
Ivar's blog: http://blog.ivarjacobson.com/
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Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement
Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To
ISMA Cinco in Sao Paulo September 13-15. I will be one of the
featured speakers. THe title of the presentation is Function
Points: Past, Present and Future. The website to get
more information is http://www.ifpug.org/conferences/ I hope
to see you there!
The next Software Process and Measurement will feature an essay.
In SPaMCAST 96 will return to the SEMAT Troika with my
interview with Bertran Meyer on his perspective of the
Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT).