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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. 


May 15, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 134!

SPaMCAST 134 features my interview with Cynthia Kurtz on narratives and stories and how stories can be a VERY powereful tool for gathering requirements and for knowledge management.  I am already planning to listen to this one again because of the huge amount of value Cynthia provided!

Cynthia Kurtz is an independent researcher, writer and software designer who consults in the field of organizational and community narrative for decision support, conflict resolution and collective sense–making. Her free online book,( Working with Stories helps people use narrative techniques to benefit their own communities and organizations. She is building open source software called ( Rakontu to help small groups share and work with stories for collective sense–making, decision support and conflict resolution. Her blog is at (  Cynthia’s original background is in ethology and evolutionary biology.

Cynthia published information about the podcast and added addtional context to the questions I asked at

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In the SPaMCAST 135 we will dip back into the Metrics Minute with an article on Value At Risk or my essay on the messages we send.