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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 2, 2012

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 214!   

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 214 features my interview with Iain McCowatt.  We talked about the commoditization of testing and how commoditization can devalue and demotivate any team.  

Iain McCowatt is a context-driven tester, test manager and automator whose experience and passion for testing spans multiple industries and more than a decade.  As a Test Practice Lead and Program Test Manager with CGI in Atlantic Canada, he specializes in providing clients with innovative solutions to difficult testing problems and in building teams that place an emphasis on the skill of the tester. Having been both a customer and provider of testing, Iain takes a particular interest in the value that testing can provide. In his spare time, Iain is active in the software testing community, serves as a volunteer instructor with the Association of Software Testing, and blogs at

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Conference Ian will be attending:
Lets Test 2013:
Star Canada 2013:

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 215 will we begin my essay on why the belief in a philosophy is a minimum entry fee for change to be effective.