[Twin-SPIN] [Fwd: Sep-10 Meeting Announcement (NOTE: Wednesday date)]
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Wed Sep 3 10:10:49 CDT 2008
A reminder that the September TwinSPIN meeting is next Wednesday,
September 10th. The meeting announcement follows.
Hope to see you there.
*For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Area
September 10th, 2008
5:30-8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:00 start for meeting.
Room EE/CS 3-115 (Look for signs)
*A map is available at/ /http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/EE/CSci/
Check out the detailed map under the ?close up? button.
*This Month?s Meeting:
*Program Manager: *Alex Dietz ? Vital Images
*Topic: *Eat Your Own Dog Food ? Applying the CMMI to the Process
*Speaker: **Pat O?Toole ? **PACT***
* *It?s often been said that process improvement programs should operate
one maturity level higher than the group that they are trying to
influence, thereby reflecting process discipline in their own work.
Unfortunately, many improvement programs convey a different message ?
?Do what I say, not what I do!?
It?s time for process improvement programs to use the CMMI as THEIR
guidebook for improving their own internal practices ? in other words,
it?s time for them to eat their own dog food! This session outlines the
multi-course meal plan.**
Pat O?Toole is the Principal Consultant at Process Assessment,
Consulting & Training (PACT). He is one of the most active SEI
certified SCAMPI high maturity lead appraisers, and has led appraisals
spanning all maturity levels. Pat is an authorized instructor for the
?Intro to CMMI? course and has taught the course more than 50 times.
Pat is a Visiting Scientist at the SEI, and as such has taught the
?Intermediate Concepts of the CMMI? course, the ?CMMI Instructor?
course, and has observed more than 10 ?Intro to CMMI? candidate
instructors. He also served as a member of the SEI?s 12-person Expert
Group for CMMI Interpretive Guidance project, and co-teaches a course in
the University of Minnesota?s Masters of Computer Science program. In
addition to his popular ?Do?s and Don?ts? articles, Pat facilitates
ATLAS (ATLAS = ?Ask The Lead AppraiserS?), an email forum that poses
model interpretation questions to the SEI-authorized community, and then
compiles and publishes the results.
With over 25 years of software development, project management, and
consulting experience, Pat works with all levels of management, (S)EPGs,
and Process Action Teams in establishing, evaluating, and sustaining
their process improvement initiatives. He is a popular instructor who
supplements standard training material with a vast array of case studies
and humorous examples.
*Twin-SPIN **Mission** Statement:
*The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network (SPIN) is a
regional organization established in January of 1996 as a forum for
the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences
and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other
professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate.
Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area
of software process improvement through an active program of networking
and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of
educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN
organizations, and the general community of software professionals.
Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from
5:45-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored
by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC).
See: http://twin-spin.cs.umn.edu <http://twin-spin.cs.umn.edu/>
*Facility** **Sponsor** **
*University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
*$2,000 **Sponsors** **
*University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)
*$600 Sponsors *
*General Dynamics ? AIS*
International Institute of Software Process
Open Systems International
Glewwe Castle Brewery **
Integral Process Solutions
Quality Software Technologies
*Best regards. Hope to see you on September 10th*
Paul W. Kraska PhD
Paul Kraska <kraskapw at msn.com <mailto:kraskapw at msn.com>>
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