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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. 


Dec 18, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 165!

The SPaMCAST 165 features an essay that answers the questions, "so what exactly is IT-CMF?” and “why do we need another model?” 

The essay begins: 

On Thursday morning I checked into a testing center to test the knowledge and skills that are central to understanding and leveraging the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) and also to certify.  When I completed the exam I tweeted my results to the world and got resounding response of  . . .”so what exactly is IT-CMF?” and “why do we need another model?”  

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SPaMCAST 166 features my interview with Paul Byrnes of ISD.  Paul and I discussed the recent changes to the SCAMPI process for appraising the CMMI and potential changes coming in the future.  One word - EXCITING.