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DC SPIN Meeting Information:

Next Meeting:
NO November Meeting


There will be no November DC SPIN meeting due to speaker and program scheduling difficulties and the potential distraction of the upcoming elections. Information on the next meeting will be available soon. 

We are working with CACI to find alternative space, since our previous meeting space is no longer available.

We request that preferences for topics, speakers, types of programs, and meeting locations be sent to JDAddelston@upstartsystems.com. If you are interested in helping DC SPIN by hosting or emceeing programs, please let Jonathan know.

Next Meeting Info Coming Soon





Please RSVP to Rachel Bodami
(email address typo has been corrected)
Please include first and last name


The DC SPIN new email is dcspingroup@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DC SPIN MEMBERS:






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SEI has transitioned the CMMI and related products out of the SEI and to another CMU organizational unit, see SEI Site.
The new organization is the CMMI Institute.

Thank you to all DC SPIN members who helped to volunteer at the SEPG 2014 Conference in Washington, DC.


New and continuing from 05/18/2014

CALL FOR PAPERS for American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Quality Professional (SQP) publication

Jonathan D. Addelston is a founding member of the SQP editorial review board and the SQP needs articles for its pipeline of issues. Hugh (Taz) Daughtrey has suggested the following topics, but others would be interesting as well:


Comparing the Agile Manifesto, the Rugged Manifesto, and any other applicable manifesto

Quality principles that we have failed to fully apply to software

Malpractice recognition in other professions that might inform software quality engineering expectations

A series of shorter (~1000-word) treatments of "Quality Imperatives for ..."
...mobile devices
... big data
...cloud computing
...personal privacy
...smart electrical grid
...smart houses
...automobiles 
...voting systems
... others

Several of these shorter pieces could be stitched together in a given issue or, if any deserve fuller treatment, grow into a more traditional-length (4000- to 6000-word) article.

Please let Jonathan (JDAddelston @ upstartsystems.com) know if you are interested in authoring an article for SQP.

DC SPIN Programs

DC SPIN is actively seeking suggestions and applications for/from speakers on presentation topics, program formats, and other activities.




Missions Statement:

The Washington DC Area Software Process Improvement Network (DC SPIN) is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Our goal is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills through an active program of networking, publications, recognition of excellence, and mutual support.