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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. 


Jul 5, 2020

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 606 features our interview with Marco Faella, author of Seriously Good Software: Code that Works, Survives, and Wins. Marco and I discussed quality, craftsmanship, and how being a passionate coder and academic mix. 

Marco Faella teaches advanced programming at a major Italian university. His published work includes peer-reviewed research articles, a Java certification manual, and a video course on Java streams.  

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Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we are taking a break from our re-read of Tame your Work Flow to celebrate the 4th of July and my wife’s birthday. We will be back next week. 

Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!  

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matter -

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) -

Week 3: Explicit Mental Models - 

Week 4: Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law and Economic Impact - 


Patterns Podcast: The first full episode of the Patterns Podcast has been posted on YouTube. In the first full episode, Ben Wozniki and I tackle the concept of User Stories. User Stories are a ubiquitous feature of Agile implementations.  We have posted the video on our YouTube channel.

We would love to have your feedback. I will not throw a 200 mg file in the audio podcast feed again (we might create another feed). 

Tom Cagley and Associates Website: We are days away from a website that brings everything together, my company, the blog, and the podcast. We will also be kicking off a newsletter in later July. We are still in the design process so I would really like your input on what makes a great newsletter. One of my favorites is Tim Ferris’s 5 Bullet Friday.   Email me at  Feel free to send a sample. 


The Software Process and Measurement Cast 607 features our interview with Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente to discuss their new book on Hybrid Project Management. Hybrid Project Management. Agile hybrids are often pilloried, Mark and Susan make a strong case that hybrids have a place in delivering value.