| |DC SPIN Meeting Information:
Have a fun and safe summer!
DC SPIN will resume meetings in September.
Please check back in August for meeting info.
If you have any concerns or have any questions, please contact Jonathan D. Addelston at
The DC SPIN new email is email@example.com
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.
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 ..."
... big data
...smart electrical grid
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
SPIN is actively seeking suggestions and applications for/from speakers
on presentation topics, program formats, and other activities.
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.