Sun, 1 May 2011
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 132!
SPaMCAST 132 features my interview with Bill Bentley discussing the book he co-authored "Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO". We covered the gamut of process improvement with emphasis on six sigma, lean and the combination of the two techniques.
Bill Bentley is the owner and president of www.value-train.com, a training and consulting business. His Atlanta area company was started in 2002 and provides quantitative process improvement training to the public via open enrollment courses, and to corporations via in-house courses. The company also provides consulting services. Primary topics include Six Sigma, Lean and applied quantitative methods. Bill has an MSEE from Rensselaer, substantial further education and training, and has nearly completed his MBA in Finance and Management.
Bill is a pro at solving tough real-world business and technical problems, first as a control systems engineer with Procter & Gamble out of school, later in increasingly responsible management roles with P&G, Frito-Lay, Nabisco and Rockwell. His employers have been manufacturers of food, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, electronic instrumentation and software and his corporate assignments included engineering, operations management, sales and business turnarounds. Bill’s executive positions have included Director of Technology of an instrument manufacturing company, General Manager of an engineering company and President and CEO of a software company.
Starting from nothing, Bill has built his company into a respectable business with a national reputation with thousand of graduates and hundreds of corporations served. Value-Train is an authorized State training provider in Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas.
Bill is a sailor and also enjoys riding the Georgia Mountains on his motorcycle.
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."
Direct download: SPaMCAST_132_-_Bill_Bentley_Lean_Six_Sigma_Secrets_for_the_CIO.mp3
Category:Six Sigma -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
Sun, 15 July 2007
Software Process and Measurement
Six Month Anniversary
Show Thirteen features
an interview with Gary Gack on Lean Six Sigma.
The interview is phenomenal!
The essay for this cast is titled, “Achieving Balance in Outsourcing Governance."" The text of this commentary can be found at my personal blog, www.tcagley.wordpress.com.
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On August 23 I will present a DCG / CAI Webinar: titled Measure Twice, Implement Once at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT . See http://www.davidconsultinggroup.com/news/calendar.aspx for details.
September, I will be presenting ‘Life
on the Edge: Counting Weird Things on the Web’ on Thursday September 13th
at 11:20 at the International Software Measurement and Analysis Conference in
Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast features an interview with M.A. Parthasarathy, Mr. Parthasarathy is the author of Practical Software Estimation which was recently published by Addison Wesley. It is interviews like this that remind of why I started SPaMCAST. I enjoyed the discussion and you will get a ton out of it.
Sun, 11 March 2007
SPaMCAST Four features an interview with Stasia Iwanicki of the David Consulting Group (www.davidconsultinggroup.com). Stasia can be reach at email@example.com. Stasia and host, Tom Cagley, discuss the how the CMMI and Six Sigma interact.
The discussion provides information for organization to decide which model makes sense and whether they can be applied at the same time. The discussion touched on the issue of whether a craft or factory model is healthier as a model for an information technology organizations in the 21st century. I believe the topic foreshadows its own mud wrestle in the future. Thoughts?
The essay in this cast is titled 'Models, Models Everywhere . . .' The essay challenges you to clearly understand why you are using any model and to evaluate the value. Implementing a model for the sake of model is a loosing proposition. The essay leaves you with the question, 'models, models, everywhere . . . a powerful tool or a straight jacket?' Which is it for you?
On June 21 at 3 PM I will be presenting When Good Numbers Go Bad at Better Software 2007 in Las Vegas. The conference and workshops run from Monday June 18 though Thursday June 21 at the Venetian in
Finally remember that Will McKnight will be speaking at SEPG this year March 26 through 29 in
Comments, Rants and Raves?
Direct download: Spamcast_4_Six_Sigma_and_CMMI_-_Friends_or_Foes_.output.mp3
Category:Six Sigma -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT