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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. 


Jun 17, 2007

Software Process and Measurement Cast 11!

Show Eleven features Part One of an in depth interview with Charles Symons on the topic of COSMIC Full Function Points.  Charles Symons is currently joint project leader of COSMIC, the Common Software Measurement International Consortium. Before leading the development of COSMIC-FFP, Charles invented the Mk II Function Point Analysis technique for sizing software requirements.  Information on COSMIC can be found at and   

"Inca Trail and Process Improvement: A Ritual Purification".   The text of this commentary can be found at my personal blog,

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Future Events:

On June 21 at 3 PM I will be presenting "When Good Numbers Go Bad" at Better Software 2007 in Los Vegas.  The conference and workshops run from Monday June 18 though Thursday June 21 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.  Information is available at  If you are attending let me know and we can schedule a get together.

News on the Second Annual International Software Measurement and Analysis Conference on the next cast!

Other Notes

Ian Brown's article Controlling Software Acquisition Costs With Function Points and Estimation Tool in the May 2007 Crosstalk can be found at

Also Caper's Jones Estimating Software Costs Second Edition has hit the book stores! 

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature the conclusion of the interview with Charles Symons discussing COSMIC Full Function Points.