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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. 


Oct 10, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 103.

SPaMCAST 103 will feature the third installment of the Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement Programs essay.  Sloth plagues many measurement programs as they age.  As time goes by, it is easy for practitioners to drift away from the passionate pursuit of data to transform into knowledge. Sloth in measurement programs is typically not caused by laziness.  In this essay we explore the reasons for apparent sloth and how to conquer those problems.

Note based on a comment by @The0retico on Twitter I have shortened the intro and will work on shortening the extro section.  This week we have have comment by Royce Edwards after the essay. 

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SPaMCAST 104 will feature my interview with Nigel Green coauthor of Lost In Translation.  Nigel provides insights that suggests a new path for projects that focuses on the human dimensions of change.