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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 11, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 90!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 90 features an interview with a familar face, Pat Ferdinandi.  Pat is back talking about her new book, A Technologist's Guide to Performing & Surviving in the New World.  We live in exciting times how exciting might be up to us!

Pat's 11 year old Solomon Island Eclectus Female parrot, Scarlet wrote the Bio I am using for Pat in SPaMCAST 90.

Who is Pat Ferdinandi? Well, Mark Twain squawked it best:

She was not quite what you would call refined.
She was not quite what you would call unrefined.
She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

~ Following the Equator; Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

She's calls herself a Chief Thought Translator...a business architect and author of Parrotology.
She's different but I'm GEORGOUS! Yup...
I'm Scarlet... the bird...
I squawk about life...
And give my caretakers strife...
Lets chat about products and give me a hint...
What's happenin' in your world...
And I'm givin' you the word...
I am continuing my experiment with the format of the Software Process and Measurement Cast.  I began the new format on SPaMCAST 88 and intend to use the new format at least through July. Every other show will include an interview and news components and the non-interview show will include the essay and any listener comments.  I would really like to hear your thoughts and comments on the format. 

In August I will start the personal kanban at experiment.  I am interested in any advice or comments you might have.  I will share the results of the experiment as it develops. 

Contact information for the Software Process and Measurement Cast
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Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To Date)
ISMA Cinco in São Paulo September 13-15.  I will be one of the featured speakers.  THe title of the presentation is Function Points:  Past, Present and Future.  The website to get more information is  I hope to see you there!

The interview in the Software Process and Measurement Cast 91 will feature an essay that begins a discussion of ethics and why an ethics framework is important for guiding change.