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DC SPIN Meeting Information:

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, October 7th

"Using Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques to Increase Security Awareness"

Presented By:

Joanna Patterson
CACI International Inc.
Operational Excellence, Quality Manager

Margaret Glove
CEO at Excellence in Measurement

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

Meeting Place:
4114 Legato Road, Fairfax VA 22033

Please RSVP to Rachel Bodami
Please include first and last name

The DC SPIN new email is

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

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

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

Celebrate IEEE Day 2015!

Event Details:

Date: Ocotber 6, 2015

Time: 5:50 - 7:30 PM (open house format)

Location: DeVry University
    2450 Crystal Drive, Room 350
    Arlington, VA 22202

Open House/Membership Drive

Senior Member Elevation Drive/Event


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 ..." devices
... big data computing
...personal privacy electrical grid houses
...automobiles 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 @ 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.