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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. 


May 4, 2008

Show 32 is part two of my interview with Murali Chemuturi on the topic of estimation.  You might think part two is just more of the same but think again.  Murali has laid out some interesting theories and data.   Mr Chemuturi has made a very gracious offer, for every comment SPaMCAST gets on Murali’s interview Murali has authorized me to send a PDF copy of his new book on estimation. 


Mr. Chemuturi has over thirty four years of total experience out of which about 23 years have been spent in the field of information technology.  Has worked at TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES for five and half years and at ELECTRONICS COROPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED for nineteen. Murali also worked at SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES LTD., METAMOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LTD. and Vistaar eBusinesses Pvt Ltd.  His CV includes numerous publications and he is the author of an upcoming book on estimation which I will review on a future Software Measurement and Process Cast. 


Mr. Chemuturi can be contacted by email at or by phone at 91-40-27220771, 91-0-988-501-9461 and in the USA at 1- 347-394-3138.  His web site can be found at


The essay is an excerpt from “When Good Numbers Go Bad” titled “When Communication makes Good Numbers Go Bad”.   The excerpt explores how poor communication can effect a metrics program (and is a bit of foreshadowing of a presentation I will be doing later this year (see below).  The text of the essay can be found at  Comments and corrections are welcome.

There are a number of ways to share your thoughts . .

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

I have another webinar coming up in May. The webinar 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


Conference season is beginning!


I will be speaking at IFPUG’s 3rd Annual ISMA Conference and Fall Workshops Sunday, September 14 – Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel information at  The presentation is call “Counting Facebook” and will be on Friday September 19, 2008 at 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM,

I am speaking at Quest Toronto 2008 Conference, September 22- 26, 2008, at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Canada.  I will be presenting “Good Numbers Go Bad” on Wed Sept 24th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm and also joining in as a subject matter expert in the end of day solutions workshop.  Information can be found at


Finally I will be speaking at the Northeast Quality Council 57th Conference.  The conference is scheduled for October 14 – 15 , 2008 in Marlborough, Massachusetts at Best Western Royal Plaza.   The presentation is titled “One Size Fits . . .Someone Other Than Me”.  Information can be found at


Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:

On the next SPaMCAST  we will jump back into the interview with Rob Donnellan of Q/P Management Group covering a wide range of measurement and process improvement topics.  Your thoughts and comments are always a welcome addition and remember I have Murali’s PDF with your name on it!