San Antonio Software Process Improvement Network Charter
The San Antonio Software Process Improvement Network,
hereafter referred to as the San Antonio SPIN was founded and organized by its
initial sponsor, Science Applications International Corporation, on July 07,
Our mission is to provide the local community a
communication forum for the free and open exchange of software process
improvement experiences and practical ideas.
Our goal is to promote continuous software process
improvement through an active program of networking, presentation and
publication, recognition of excellence, technology awareness, and mutual
To achieve its goal, the San Antonio SPIN
membership acts to accomplish the following objectives:
Membership in the San Antonio SPIN is free and
open without discrimination to any individual from industry, academic
institutions, or government organizations who are interested in furthering the
objectives of the San Antonio SPIN and who live or work in San Antonio and the
A Steering Committee, consisting of a President and
four Committee Directors, perform most necessary organizational functions. The
Steering Committee solicits general membership volunteers to help with
publicity, presenter preparation, and general meeting support. Steering
Committee members and any general membership volunteers receive no remuneration
for their services. The Steering Committee approves all expenditures made as
part of its sponsorship and is consulted about all San Antonio SPIN agreements,
sponsorships, etc. to insure no legalities and liabilities are encumbered by the
San Antonio SPIN, the Steering Committee, or San Antonio SPIN members.
The San Antonio SPIN President and Directors roles and
VII. San Antonio Spin Calendar
The San Antonio SPIN calendar year will run
from September to June with no meetings in July and August due to summer
vacations and in December due to the holidays.
VIII. General Membership
Meetings of the San Antonio SPIN general
membership will normally take place on the second Wednesday of each month in San
Antonio. An announcement for each meeting will be disseminated to all current
participants at least ten calendar days in advance of the meeting. There will be
one half hour made available for networking before and after the main meeting.
The main meeting will last no more than 90 minutes with 15 minutes set aside, if
required, at the beginning for announcements.