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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 20, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 120.

SPaMCAST 122 features my interview with Ted Theodoropoulos.  Ted and I talked about technical debt and whether the definition of techincal needs to be expanded to address the needs of our industry. 

Ted’s background in technology began in the early 1980s developing applications in BASIC on the first personal computers.  It was during a school project that he first came in contact with technical debt  while collaborating with classmates to develop a video game for the TI-99/4a.  The project was loosely coordinated and faced immediate integration challenges when collaborators submitted their code forcing an extensive refactoring exercise.  Ted went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Business Administration from the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

As a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, Ted held a number of leadership roles during his ten years in Technology Audit and Operational Risk Management.  These roles focused on identifying and managing technology related risks throughout the Bank’s vast infrastructure. Ted integrated Six Sigma methodologies into his technology risk management work, earning DFSS Green and Black Belt Certifications.  His Green Belt work led to a United States Patent for which he was recognized with the 2007 Best of Six Sigma Award. Prior to joining Bank of America, Ted was a product specialist at Microsoft providing guidance and support on database technologies where he became a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Certified Scrum Master.

Ted is currently the president of Acrowire!

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SPaMCAST 123 will talk about burn down charts (and maybe burn up charts) which will be part of the

Metrics Minute.