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DC SPIN Meeting Information:

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, September 2nd

"12 Questio​​ns Wildly Successful
Companies Answer Every D
ay"

Presented By:
Jeff Dalton
President of Broadsword


7:00pm: Networking
7:30pm: Speaker

Meeting Place:
CACI
4114 Legato Road, Fairfax VA 22033




Please RSVP to Rachel Bodami
Please include first and last name


The DC SPIN new email is dcspingroup@gmail.com

10/07/2015
Joanna Peterson, CACI, and Margaret Glover, Excellence in Measurement Technology
Using Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques to Increase Security Awareness

11/03/2015
Tim Zeller, Broadsword (potential)
Title: Everything You Need to Know: Agile Transformation!

12/02/2015
Dr. Ken Nidiffer
Struggles at the Frontiers of Workforce Development: … Acquisition, Development and Sustainment of Software Intensive Systems In Today’s Environment.

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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.