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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. 


Jan 28, 2008

SPaMCAST 26 - Carr, The Big Switch, Center


Show 26 features an interview with Nicolas Carr, author of “The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google" and “Does IT Matter".  The discussion ranged from computing as a utility to the impact of ubiquitous computing on business and society. 


Mr. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. He writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture. His 2004 book Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage, published by Harvard Business School Press, set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business. His new book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, examines the future of computing and its implications for business and society. He also edited and wrote the introduction for The Digital Enterprise, a book of HBR writings on the Internet, and contributed to World View, Organizing Business Knowledge, and When Good People Behave Badly.

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The essay for this cast is titled “The Center Will Not Hold."  The essay discusses change and the life cycle of how extreme changes evolve the mainstream over time.  The text of the essay can be found at  Comments and corrections are welcome.

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Future Events and the next . . .

I have a couple of free webinars coming up in early 2008.  The first is “Getting Performance Improvement Out of Your Software Process Improvement" on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

And the second is titled “A Cost Effective Approach to Enterprise Wide Software Process Improvement" May 22nd, 2008 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

More information and registration information can be found at


Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will be a special show.  Cast 27 will feature a interview with Ivar Jacobson.  Your thoughts and comments would be a welcome addition . . .