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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. 


Apr 17, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 130!

SPaMCAST 130 features my interview with with John K. Hollmann discussing cost engineering and risk from a cost engineering perspective.  If you are involved with risk and cost engineering you will want to bookmark this interview and listen again and again.

John has over 30 years of design and cost engineering experience, including all practice areas of cost engineering and project control. John is Owner of Validation Estimating LLC ( which he founded in 2005 to help owner companies improve their Cost Engineering capabilities.  Before that, John managed the downstream cost and schedule metrics and research programs of Independent Project Analysis, Inc (a project system benchmarking firm). John is a Fellow of AACE International and recipient of AACE’s highest honor--the Award of Merit. John is currently an AACE Technical Director and is co-chair of a task force to develop a Decision and Risk Management Professional (DRMP) certification program for AACE. In addition to publishing and presenting many papers and articles, John was editor and lead author of AACE International’s technical foundation text titled the Total Cost Management (TCM) Framework; An Integrated Approach to Portfolio, Program and Project Management. He was also a contributing author to the Engineer's Cost Handbook published by Marcel Dekker and AACE’s Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 5th Edition.

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SPaMCAST 131 I will continue "Agile is from Venus and PMOs are from Mars". This essay has sparked a bit of controversy . . . and part two may add to it.