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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. 


Dec 27, 2020

This week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features our interview with Ted Harrington, author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right. Application security requires planning, coding, and testing. It is not something that you can easily remedy after the fact - it needs to be part of the conversation before you write one line of code. Ted provides insights for developers, C-level executives, and product owners. If you have not bought a copy buy two copies (, one for you and one for your boss, and listen to the interview together.

Ted’s Bio

Ted Harrington is the author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right and the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and password managers. He’s helped hundreds of companies fix tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities, including  Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and more. For his stewardship of security research that Wired Magazine says “wins the prize, hands down,” Ted has been named both Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards and an SD Metro 40 Under 40 entrepreneur. He leads a team that started and organizes IoT Village, an event whose hacking contest is a three-time DEFCON Black Badge winner, representing the discovery of more than 300 zero-day vulnerabilities (and counting). 

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we are talking a break from re-reading Great Big Agile, An OS for Agile Leaders by Jeff Dalton. I spent way too much time on Zoom calls enjoying physically distant holidays with family and friends.  

Remember, buy a copy and read along. 

This week’s installment can be found at

Previous installments:

Week 1: Re-read Logistics and Front Matters - 

Week 2: The API Is Broken -

Week 3: Performance Circle: Leading - 

Week 4: Performance Circle: Providing - 


The next Software Process and Measurement Cast reprises a panel from the 18th of March 2020 just as things were getting interesting to discuss what they have learned working and supporting remote teams versus how supposed it would all work. The panel was comprised of:

Jeff Dalton 

Amy McDonough 

Sandeep Koorse 

Christopher Hurney

And myself!