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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. 


Sep 3, 2007

An open letter to IFPUG members: Board of Directors Election
(This letter is not authorized by IFPUG or IFPUG's Board of Directors)

Four Board of Director Candidates speak out on the Issues!

I offered all of the candidates running for the IFPUG Board of Directors the opportunity to answer one question to be posted on the Software Process and Measurement Cast (SPaMCAST).  The question was “in your opinion what is IFPUG’s most significant problem and if elected what would you do about it."   Four of the eight candidates took me up on the offer.  I have packaged their answers on this special edition of SPaMCAST.  Note, I did  no editing  on these responses.  Also the fact that they’re appearing on SPaMCAST is not a recommendation by me or IFPUG.   It is merely a public service for the membership. 

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As in IFPUG member you have a deep interest in how IFPUG governed. Board members have a significant hand in whether new ideas are embraced or the status quo maintained, whether offerings are expanded or maintained.  Your vote for the members of the IFPUG Board of Directors is an important tool for you to make your voice heard.  If you’re voting member in good standing (one good indication is whether you paid your dues) you should have recently received a ballot in the mail or an e-mail with instructions on how to vote if you have not received one or both please:


  1. Validate you are a voting member.  Remember that corporate members have the specific people identified as voting members. 
  2. After validating your voting member make sure you paid your dues for the 2007 – 2008 year. 
  3. If  you still think you are should have received a ballot contact the office at and please copy me at

Voting is an important obligation of membership.  Voting is part of the theme of involvement I will be stressing when I become president later this year.  Begin your involvement with IFPUG by voting. 

Note this entry will be posted at  I will be update this blog periodically during my presidency. I’m looking to serving you on the Board of Directors. 

If you are interested in software process or measurement the Software Process and Measurement Cast is a great opportunity for you to listen to such a people in as Kent Beck, Capers Jones, Will McKnight, Mary Poppendieck Dave Garmus, Scott Goldfarb and many others.   Please subscribe via I Tunes or directly at