You are invited to our DC SPIN
meetings, generally held on the first Wednesday of each month (except during
weeks with holidays and as needed to accommodate speakers and the schedules of
CACI events), 7:30 - 9:00 PM, at our host location CACI in Fairfax, VA. Please arrive at 7:00 PM for networking and
meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone can join and be placed on our
membership list by registering on our website.
Standard Meeting Location Guidelines
DC SPIN meeting attendees may need to sign in at the CACI
Security Desk. For building security
reasons, all attendees are asked to visit only the first (entry level) and
second (meeting level) floors. In
addition, please help keep the meeting room neat by helping to discard the
refreshment remains at the end of the meeting.
Program Committee News
Our DC SPIN Program Chair, Jonathan D. Addelston (UpStart Systems,
Reston, VA at (703-217-3378),
would like support from DC SPIN members to help with the planning of these
events. Please contact him, if you can
help or have any advice, suggestions, or feedback on our current plans and
DC SPIN is a membership-based organization, so your participation is needed to make DC SPIN's
activities beneficial to you and the systems and software engineering community
that DC SPIN intends to serve.
Earning Credit for PMI Certification through SPIN Meetings
According to PMI's Continuing Certification Handbook (CCR),
attendance at DC SPIN meetings qualifies as a Category 2 (Professional Activities
and Self-Directed Learning) activity. You
can earn one PDU for each documented hour of self-directed learning that
enhances project management knowledge or skills, to a maximum of 15 PDU's per
CCR cycle. You can access additional information on PDU's at the PMI website. In particular, check their page on Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Reporting Forms.
Jonathan D. Addelston (703-217-3378
Mobile) generally hosts the meetings and is the Program Chair who arranges
future meeting topics, speakers, formats, locations, and schedules.
Rachel Bodami maintains all mailing lists and sends all announcements. Upstart Systems, LLC is the sponsor for and
manages our DC SPIN website at http://www.upstartsystems.com/dcspin.
UpStart Systems, LLC
is the sponsor for and manages our DC SPIN website at http://www.upstartsystems.com/dcspin.
There are no fees or
dues of any kind, and anyone can join. We seek members
interested in supporting our Mission Statement from academia,
government, industry, and consulting organizations. Many of our members
are in software, systems, or Information Technology organizations with
responsibilities for executive leadershiop, project management, process
management (process improvement), quality assurance, configuration management,
measurement programs, and engineering activities. Please let your
colleagues know about our activities.
email address is particularly useful because we send meeting announcements and
most other correspondence via email. If your email address is recorded
incorrectly, you will not get announcements because we will not send US
Mail. Please provide this information accurately. Please send
account updates to Rachel Bodami.
SPIN has no formal constitution, no by-laws, nor officers. We operate
without those formal structures. We have an informal group of process
improvement activists who volunteer for the DC SPIN using teamwork and
consensus building. The programs offer SPIN-related issues such as new
initiatives, special events, SPIN sponsored training, and SPIN coordinated conference
participation. Jonathan D. Addelston is the Program Chair for
the DC SPIN programs and would enjoy hearing from potential presenters and the
membership regarding interested topics. Any SPIN member may attend
meetings, participate, and volunteer.
Policy regarding the use of media and
SPIN mailing list (e-mail and regular mail) is never sold, lent, or released in
any way for any purpose. Organizations or individuals wishing to have announcements
put into our written notices should submit them in e-mail to Jonathan
D. Addelston. We put in announcements, space permitting, for
local events that are free and of interest to our members (e.g., SSQ
and the SSIG of ASQ). We put in announcements of other local events if
there is a substantial discount for our SPIN members. We do not send out
special broadcasts on behalf of vendors. We also do not advertise
positions available or wanted, but people wishing to announce such positions
can place printed notices on the table at the entrance of any SPIN
meeting. We suggest 60 copies.
the sponsor for our monthly DC SPIN meetings. Gary Coleman at CACI is
the DC SPIN host.
sponsors our DC SPIN web site. Many presentations that speakers have
made at our meetings are available through our Past Meetings page.