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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. 


Feb 25, 2007

The Software Process and Measurement CAST features a wide-ranging interview with Capers Jones, founder and Chief Scientist of Software Productivity Research (  As with any discussion with Capers, take out your pencil and paper and get ready to write.  One of the great features of a podcast is that that you can hit the pause key and even back up.  You will need it, it was a great interview.

The essay for this podcast is titled, Measurement Proliferation, Guarding The Peace or Mutually Assured Destruction?  The article explores proliferation in-depth (measuring the same thing many ways) and breadth (measuring everything). 

Next Cast
The Next SPaMCAST will be posted on March 11.  The cast will feature an exciting interview with Stasia Iwanicki.  The interview is titled 'Six Sigma and CMMI:  Friends, Foes or Mud Wrestling Partners'.

Future Events
In April I will be presenting and teaching a workshop at the IFPUG Spring Workshops and Functional Sizing Summit (  The workshop titled Counting New Medias:  Blogs, WIKIs, Podcasts, and Second Life will be a truly hands class wrestling with sizing media and the tools used to create it. The IFPUG Spring Workshops and Functional Sizing Summit will be held Sunday, April 22 until Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.  Information is available at  If you are attending let me know and will see about a friends of SPaMCAST gathering.

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 through Thursday, June 21 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.  Information is available at  If you are attending let me know.

Finally remember that Will McKnight will be speaking at SEPG this year March 26 through 29 in Austin.  Information is available  at


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