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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 15, 2010

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 95!

Software Process and Measurement Cast features an essay on labor productivity which is an excerpt from a new writing project I am calling The Metrics Minute.  You will see more essays from this project in the future and a call to action.

The first few lines . . .
Labor productivity measures efficiency of the transformation of labor into something of higher value.  Labor productivity (typically called productivity) is a fairly simple manufacturing concept that has been found itself useful in IT.  Productivity is the amount of output per unit of input; an example in manufacturing terms can be expressed as10 widgets for every hour worked. Labor productivity is a powerful metric, made even more powerful by it's simplicity. At its heart, productivity is a measure of the efficiency of a process (or group of processes).

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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!

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).