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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. 


Jan 8, 2012

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 168!

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 168 features my interview with Bill Smith and his Twitter alterego @CMMIROX.  We discussed CMMI training, marketing change and other topics that will give you a leg up on making 2012 a winner!

Bill Smith is President and CEO of Leading Edge Process Consultants, an SEI Partner with offices in Virginia and New York. He was the SEI’s 2010 Outstanding Member Representative, and has been honored with an Outstanding Presentation award at the NDIA CMMI Technology Conference and User Group each of the past three years.

As an SEI-Certified Introduction to CMMI Instructor, Bill teaches the CMMI publicly every six weeks at his training facility in Reston, Virginia. He has taught the Introduction to CMMI course to over 1100 students coast-to-coast – including onsite deliveries at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, AT&T, the IRS, and FEMA.

Bill served as consultant, appraiser, and trainer with the Systems and Software Consortium (SSCI) from 2002 through 2007. He has guided multiple organizations to various CMMI or SW-CMM maturity levels, led numerous appraisals, and chaired or served on a half dozen Engineering Process Groups. Bill’s career has included jobs as an artificial intelligence programmer with IBM and advanced systems engineer with EDS. Overall, he has 27 years of software/systems engineering experience in management and technical positions.

Bill has an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Bill offers his CMMI perspectives regularly as CmmiRox on twitter and on his corporate Facebook page. He also maintains his own social network, CMMI Rocks!, to support students who’ve attended his CMMI classes. 

Bill’s non-professional passions include music, running, and the outdoors.

Contact Information:
Twitter:  @cmmirox

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 169 will feature part two of my essay on multitasking.  This part will focus on what can be done to multitask less and serial mono-task more.