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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 29, 2007


Software Process and Measurement
Show 14!

Show 14 features an interview with M.A. Parthasarathy discussing estimation and his new book “Practical Software Estimation Function Point Methods for Insourced and Outsourced Projects."  Partha is the Head of Outsourcing Academy at the Strategic Global Sourcing unit at Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for enabling and developing competencies of the SGS Delivery team, specific to large outsourcing engagements.  Partha can be reached at

 The essay for this cast is a review of Partha’s book “Practical Software Estimation".  If you skip the review (really bad choice) just remember this is book is one to buy and use.  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 through the 14th.  Details are available at

News from Friends of SPaMCAST 

I got a note from Kenji Hiranabe, I interviewed Kenji in SPaMCAST 7.  We discussed agile and mind maps.  He provided an update on some of the things he is up to –

1. Ruby and Agile combination rant.

I have a chance to talk with Matz, the father of Ruby. We talk about Ruby and Agile and video taped and added English subtitles.

2. Sustainable Software Development, book review mind map.  Great book. I made a fancy mind map of the concept.

The two can be found in my English blog.

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features an interview with Scott Goldfarb on benchmarks.  This interview included tons information for people interested in software metrics.