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DC SPIN Meeting Information:

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, June 1

Information Coming Soon!


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

Meeting Place:
4114 Legato Road, Fairfax VA 22033

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

The DC SPIN new email is


CMMI Institute's CMMI 2016 Conference

The CMMI Institute is holding its Capability Counts 2016 Conference (formerly the SEPG Conference) in Annapolis on May 10-11, 2016. Our frequent, key, DC SPIN Speaker, from Detroit, Jeff Dalton (Broadsword) is the Conference Chair. He is looking for new attendees, presentations for the conference, and DC SPIN has agreed to help with publicity. In return, there is a great discount code for DC SPIN members. The special code is DCSPINMEMBER.


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.