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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 11, 2021

In this episode, we feature our interview with Christiano Gherardini. Chris and I talk about the impact of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages on businesses and as importantly, the impact of packages and consultants as a tool to influence the direction of software development in a firm. 

Christiano Gherardini is the President/Owner at Turnkey Technologies Inc. Turnkey offers end-to-end professional services including design, project management, implementation, application maintenance, integration services, development, analytics, training, and support services for Microsoft Dynamics solutions. 


Upcoming Events

Making Shift Happen

July 13 at 12 CDT (1 PM EDT)

I will be facilitating a panel for the GIC HIMSS (Greater IL Chapter of HIMSS) discussing Agile Transformation. Our panelists will discuss their personal experiences going through agile transitions and offer some tips for moving your organization towards Agile.


Panelists include 

Susan Feeley 

Eric Shelley 

Sandeep Koorse 

Tony Timbol 

Lisa Hallberg M.S. 

Using the TMMi accelerates the value of DevOps

Fri, August 6, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This is a free TMMi America Webinar featuring Rex Black 

(SPaMCAST is a proud media sponsor of the TMMi America )

Register at

About this event

In this webinar, we will address how DevOps testing benefits through TMMi

  1. How TMMi’s higher Process Areas drive defect prevention, Shift Left, and CI/CD build and test pipelines
  2. Address the benefits of how DevOps Organization benefits from using the TMMi.
  3. Leveraging TMMi to focus DevOps test process improvements

Re-Read Saturday News 

Finally, we have reached Chapter 2 of Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg, titled, Cut Down On Tasks To Do.  I think it is ironic that a failure in my ability to control WIP in my personal life led to a two-week delay in delivering the re-read of this chapter. All the hand wringing aside, the delay has allowed me to reflect more on the chapter and to hone my use of the short list and panorama cues and sessions. Long swaths of meetings still give me trouble but getting the short list down to tasks that I missed in my first read of Chapter 2 has made a ton (imperial or metric) of difference.  

This Week

Week 4 - Cut Down on Things to Do - 


Previous Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg Entries

Week 1 - Logistics, Game Plan, and Preface - 

Week 2 - Introduction - 

Week 3 - Monotasking In A Nutshell - 



In the Software Process and Measurement Cast, I speak with Rob Rastovich, CTO of ThingLogix. We will talk about AIoT (not a typo), and how applications and developers must evolve. Skynet or Deep Thought?