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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. 


May 1, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 132!

SPaMCAST 132 features my interview with Bill Bentley discussing the book he co-authored "Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO".  We covered the gamut of process improvement with emphasis on six sigma, lean and the combination of the two techniques.

Bill Bentley is the owner and president of,  a training and consulting business.  His Atlanta area company was started in 2002 and provides quantitative process improvement training to the public via open enrollment courses, and to corporations via in-house courses.  The company also provides consulting services.  Primary topics include Six Sigma, Lean and applied quantitative methods.  Bill has an MSEE from Rensselaer, substantial further education and training, and has nearly completed his MBA in Finance and Management.

Bill is a pro at solving tough real-world business and technical problems, first as a control systems engineer with Procter & Gamble out of school, later in increasingly responsible management roles with P&G, Frito-Lay, Nabisco and Rockwell.  His employers have been manufacturers of food, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, electronic instrumentation and software and his corporate assignments included engineering, operations management, sales and business turnarounds.  Bill’s executive positions have included Director of Technology of an instrument manufacturing company, General Manager of an engineering company and President and CEO of a software company. 

Starting from nothing, Bill has built his company into a respectable business with a national reputation with thousand of graduates and hundreds of corporations served.  Value-Train is an authorized State training provider in Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas. 

Bill is a sailor and also enjoys riding the Georgia Mountains on his motorcycle.

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SPaMCAST 133 will dip back into the Metrics Minute with an article on burnup charts.  We will be burning up the pobsphere on this one!