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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 8, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 94!

The interview in the SPaMCAST 94 features my interview with Ivar Jacobson covering the 
Software Engineering Method and Theory or SEMAT initiative.  The interview is part of a set of three interviews that I had with Ivar, Bertand Meyer and Richard Soley.  The three luminaries are leading an effort to pull together a common core for software engineering and then to provide a framework for integrating new ideas.  A very ambitious and somewhat controversial task.  All three interviews were incredible and together provide a broad foundation to understand and interact with SEMAT.

Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father of components and component architecture, use cases, the Unified Modeling Language and the Rational Unified Process. He has contributed to modern business modeling and aspect-oriented software development. However, all this is history. Lately he has been working on how to deal with methods and tools in a super-light and agile way. He has developed a practice concept that is now being adopted by both developers and tool vendors. Now he is one of the leaders of a worldwide network Semat, which has agreed to revolutionize software development.

He is also the principal author of six influential and best-selling books.

Ivar Jacobson is the chairman of Ivar Jacobson International which has subsidiaries in the US, UK, China, Singapore, Australia, Sweden and Canada.

SEMAT's website:
Ivar's blog:

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Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing has hit the bookshelves!  According to Robert C. Anderson, Director, Process Development and Quality Assurance, Computer Aid, Inc, "Mastering Software Project Management is a masterpiece of clarity, organization and depth of practical knowledge."
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 Sao 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 next Software Process and Measurement will feature an essay.  In SPaMCAST 96 will return to the SEMAT Troika with my interview with  Bertran Meyer on his perspective of the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT).