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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 15, 2007

Software Process and Measurement
Show 13!

Six Month Anniversary

Show Thirteen features an interview with Gary Gack on Lean Six Sigma.   The interview is phenomenal!  Gary is the founder of and holds an MBA from the Wharton School.  He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. In addition an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute where he co-authored the "Measuring for Performance Driven Improvement 1" course for which he is an authorized instructor, and he holds the ITIL Foundation Certification. He has more than 40 years of diverse experience in the software and IT industry, including more than 20 years focused on process improvement.  Gary can be reach by email at or by phone at (904) 579-1894.


The essay for this cast is titled, “Achieving Balance in Outsourcing Governance.""  The text of this commentary can be found at my personal blog,

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Future Events:

On August 23 I will present a DCG / CAI Webinar: titled Measure Twice, Implement Once at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT .  See for details.


In September, I will  be presenting ‘Life on the Edge: Counting Weird Things on the Web’ on Thursday September 13th at 11:20 at the International Software Measurement and Analysis Conference in Las Vegas.  The conference and workshops run from Sunday September 9 througth the 14th.  Details are available at

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features an interview with M.A. Parthasarathy, Mr. Parthasarathy is the author of Practical Software Estimation which was recently published by Addison Wesley.  It is interviews like this that remind of why I started SPaMCAST. I enjoyed the discussion and you will get a ton out of it.