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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. 


Jul 1, 2007

Show Twelve features the second part of an interview with Charles Symons on Cosmic Full Function Points. COSMIC – Full Function Points are one of the 4 functional metrics recognized by ISO as international standards. The two interviews included great material for anyone interested in IT measurement. Charles is the creator of MARKII Function Points and one of the founding members of COSMIC. Information on COSMIC can be found at and

The essay for this cast is titled, Why Are Requirements So Hard to Get Right, Process. This is Part Two of the essay cycle on requirements. The text of this commentary can be found at my personal blog,

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Future Events:

In September, I will be presenting Counting Weird Things on the Web at the International Software Measurement and Analysis Conference in Las Vegas. The conference and workshops run from Sunday September 9 through the 14th.

Other Notes:
Past Shows Included interviews with (current to oldest):
* Charles Symons on COSMIC-FFP
* David Herron - "Thoughts of a SPI Warrior"
* Patricia Ferdinandi discussing Requirements,
* Kenji Hiranabe on Mind Mapping,
* Michael Bragen on Parametric Estimation,
* Ian Brown on the Basics of Estimation,
* Stasia Iwanicki covering Six Sigma and the CMMI,
* Capers Jones expounding on the Future of Measurement, and
* Will McKnight on PPQA.

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast (six month anniversary) will feature an interview with Gary Gaack on Lean Six Sigma.