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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. 


Sep 10, 2007

Software Process and Measurement
Show 17!

Show 16 features an interview Paul Radford of Charismatek Software Metrics discussing using functional metrics to build software.  Paul is one of the movers and shakers behind Charismatek Software Metrics a multifaceted organization that has brought us Function Point Workbench and a wide range of consulting.  Paul is a master at making software measurement relevant to controlling and delivering software. Contact data:


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The essay titledfor this cast is titled ““You Get What You Look For, So Look," discusses the common measurement short coming of stock piling data before reporting or using it.   The text of this commentary can be found at  Comments and corrections are welcome.


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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


Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features a wonderful interview with Kent Beck in which we discussed transparency.  If you are interested in the cutting edge of software development from a humanistic point of view you will need to be here in two weeks.