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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. 


Apr 23, 2007


Show Seven features an interview with Kenji Hiranabe on using mind mapping in agile projects.  Mind Mapping is a powerful technique to order information and concentrate communication.  The interview with Mr. Hiranabe includes a large number of practical applications of the method to agile and plan based projects. 

Kenji Hiranabe, CEO of Change Vision, Inc (  Change Vision develops tools to help deliver effective projects.  He is a Japanese software development consultant and book translator of Extreme Programming Installed, Lean Software Development, Agile Project Management, and other Agile books. He's also an author of JUDE, a UML and MindMap editor software and TRICHORD, an agile project management tool. You can read his blog at specializes in agile development, object-oriented software construction and project facilitation. 

The essay for this cast is titled, Why are requirements so hard to get right? Part 1.   The essay focuses on the people factors affecting the requirements process.  The people factors typically are the most volatile and a seemingly least controllable of the people, process and environment variables within the requirements process.  Process,  and environment will be discussed in subsequent essays.  

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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 Los 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.  

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast: 

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features an important interview with Stephen Finegold of SFT Consulting, LLC.  The interview will cover the topic of build management.  The essay will be on the first of the deadly sins of metrics.