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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. 


Dec 5, 2021

This week Mauricio Aguiar and Christine Green join me to discuss the state and future of Software Measurement. Mauricio, Christine, and I are all recent Past Presidents of the International Function Point Users Group (the largest international software measurement association). The conversation is both provocative and enlightening. 

Note, the audio of my voice is a little muffled but the important parts of the conversation come from Christine’s and Mauricio’s lips. I know what the issue was and have added a step to my interview checklist. 


Mauricio Aguiar is the founder of TI Metricas, a leading software measurement company based in Brazil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Mauricio was elected President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) for 2005-2007 and also for 2017-2019, after serving on the IFPUG Board since 2000. Mauricio was involved with the implementation of function point analysis and metrics programs in many Brazilian and multinational organizations. As a second career, he now does pro-bono work as a hypnotherapist.

Christine is the founder of IP by Green, senior consultant, and past president of IFPUG.

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week, Chapter 8 of Project to Produc (Amazon Affiliate Link). The chapter is titled Specialized Tools and the Value Stream. I was presented with a scenario this week in which product, UX, development, testing, and security operated within their own boundaries with their own goals and tools — silos. Chapter 8 has something to say about the impact of silos.

Catch up on previous installments:

Week 1: Foreword and Introduction - 

Week 2: Age of Software - 

Week 3: From Project to Product - 

Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework -

Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics - 

Week 6: Connecting to Business Results - 

Week 7: Tracking Disruptions - 

Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks 

Week 9: Specialized Tools and the Value Stream - 


Next week we will continue our exploration of the team lead’s role in agile frameworks. As with anything that involves humans and hierarchies the role is not straightforward. 

We will also return to the QA Corner to visit Jeremy Berriault