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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 20, 2007

Show Nine features an interview with Patricia Ferdinandi which begins an arc on the thorny topic of requirements.  Patricia is uniquely qualified to begin this discussion as both a practicing consultant and author of the book titled A Requirements Pattern: Succeeding in the Internet Economy.  Requirements are a core (maybe the core) concept of delivering ANY type of project.  
The essay for this cast is titled, The Seven Deadly Sins of Metrics Programs?  We begin with the sin of pride or one metric to rule them all.

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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 an interview with David Herron discussing executive coaching.  David is the founder of the David Consulting Group, author, presenter and runner.