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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. 


Feb 9, 2014

Check out Software Process and Measurement Cast 276.  The SPaMCAST 276 features my interview with Dr. Penny Pullan. We discussed her book, Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change, the impact of business analysts on projects and how to make project more effective.

 Dr. Pullan has led her consulting firm, Making Projects Work Ltd., since 2007. Penny works with people in multi-national organizations who are grappling with tricky projects (i.e. risky, ambiguous, with diverse stakeholders, with virtual teams). She hosts the global BA Summit in November each year. Recently she's also been in demand as a mentor for business analysts, especially with those keen to develop their leadership skills. 

Penny's books include "Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change" (published by Kogan Page, 2013), "A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management" (Gower, 2011) and a chapter in "The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management" (Gower, 2013).

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