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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 24, 2007

Software Process and Measurement
Show 18!

Show 18 features an interview with Kent Beck discussing transparency.  Kent Beck is the Founder and Director of Three Rivers Institute (TRI). His career has combined the practice of software development with reflection, innovation, and communication. His contributions to software development include patterns for software, the rediscovery of test-first programming, the xUnit family of developer testing tools, and Extreme Programming. He currently divides his time between writing, programming, and coaching. Beck is the author/co-author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change 2nd Edition, Contributing to Eclipse, Test-Driven Development: By Example, Planning Extreme Programming, The Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns, and the JUnit Pocket Guide.  He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.  

The Three Rivers Institute can be found at

The essay in this cast is three mini-segments of a new thread titled “Life Lessons in Measurement and Process Improvement."  The text of this commentary can be found at  Comments and corrections are welcome.

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Future Events:

On October 11 I will be presenting a DCG / CAI Webinar titled Benchmarking Performance for the Bottom Line - October 11th, 2007, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST go to website to register.

On Tuesday November 13th I am presenting Traceability: A Proposal for a Scalable Approach, Agile To Formal at the Fourth Annual International Conference on Software Process Improvement in Orlando.    Information can be found at  On November 16th I will be delivering a tutorial titled “Implementing an Effective Measurement Program."  Spamcast listeners should let me know if you are coming and we can schedule a meet up.

Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an interview Dave Garmus covering IFPUG Function Points, if you are interested in functional measurement this is a must cast.