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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 16, 2015

The week’s Software Process and Measurement Cast features three columns.  The first is our essay on Agile Success Factors.  We recently surveyed a group of people actively involved in the software development field.  In the essay we discuss the top ten (factors involved in successfully using Agile.

This cast also includes a new entry in Jeremy Berriault’s QA Corner.  Jeremy discussed the sticky topics of who owns QA (testing) and who owns quality. Jeremy’s take on ownership of testing and quality is thought provoking.  After listening we would like your take on the topic.

In the third column, Kim Pries brings his popular Software Sensei column to bear on the prototypes and frameworks in software development. Kim explores the many of the different types of models that exist and discusses when and where they can be used.

Call to Action!

It is time to start building our fall and winter interview schedule.  Who would you like us to interview or is there a topic you want to hear discussed?  Please send us an email at

Re-Read Saturday News

We are taking a day off this week to attend Podcamp Pittsburgh X.  We are re-visiting the first re-read we ever did which was focused on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Upcoming Events

Software Quality and Test Management
September 13 – 18, 2015
San Diego, California

I will be speaking on the impact of cognitive biases on teams.  Let me know if you are attending! If you are still deciding on attending let me know because I have a discount code.

Agile Development Conference East
November 8-13, 2015
Orlando, Florida

I will be speaking on November 12th on the topic of Agile Risk. Let me know if you are going and we will have a SPaMCAST Meetup.


The next Software Process and Measurement feature our interview with Steve Turner.  Steve and I talked time management and email inbox tyranny!  As the summer winds down in the northern hemisphere, it is time to start thinking about getting in control of our time and inbox so that we can be not only more productive, but dare I say, more satisfied.

Shameless Ad for my book!

Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: “This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team.” Support SPaMCAST by buying the book here. Available in English and Chinese.