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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. 


Aug 2, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 93!

The essay in the SPaMCAST 93 features the conclusion of my essay on ethics and call to action. The conclusion beging with the following paragraph.

Codes of ethics are a compilation of individual statements of ethical principals into a framework to guide behavior.  Most every human being embraces a code of ethics by default whether it is provided by religion, society, their work or organizations and associations.  I recently asked friends I work with how many codes of ethics they are bound with and after a bit of discussion the average was four.  Examples included IFPUG, PMI, IEEE, SEI, society and religions.  Kevin Brennan, Vice President for Professional Development of IIBA, twittered me that codes of ethics are expected for a group to define itself as a profession and required for certification bodies under ISO 17024. 

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On July 21st Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself was published by J. Ross Publishing.  Murali and I wrote this book from the standpoint of a project manager working in a software development organization.  We think this makes Mastering a unique guide that explains software project management in its entirety, including project acquisition and execution with backward linkages to concepts that play a facilitation role in successful project management. If you a project manager or know project managers buy yourself a copy and a second to lend co-workers!

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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!

Will begin my interviews with Ivar Jacobson, Richard Soley and Bertran Meyer on the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) is bold initiative.