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2002-2003 Season

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June 18, 2003

Dynamics of Level 3 of the CMM

Presented by

Jorge Boria

TeraQuest

 

This Level 3 Software CMM presentation is an interpretation of how the organizations that achieve Level 3 of the CMM work. It should be considered an extension for those that have already gone through any version of a CMM Workshop and are now working to implement the Defined Level. Hence, a solid knowledge of the CMM and the Key Practices at Level 2 is a requirement.
Attendee Prerequisites for the Workshop

Student Objectives for the Workshop:
After attending this presentation, the attendee will be able to describe how the CMM is used to establish processes for an organization.

You can contact Jorge Boria  at jboria@teraquest.com , (512) 219-9152, fax (512) 219-0587 and TeraQuest at http://www.teraquest.com

Our presenter has graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of his slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name Saspin_June2003_Boria.pdf (595 Kb). 

 

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May 14, 2003

Anatomy of a SPI Plan

Presented by

Andrew Boyd

Chief of Software Validation

690 Computer Systems Squadron

 

Software Process Improvement (SPI) efforts come and go, but it seems only a few achieve success.  It has been said time and time again, for a SPI effort to be successful, it must be managed as a project.  Hence, a good SPI plan must incorporate all the aspects of a good project plan.  Andrew Boyd described the contents of a comprehensive Software Process Improvement (SPI) project plan.  A copy of his slides and the paper that describes the material covered by the presentation are available at the link below.

You can contact Andrew Boyd, Chief of Software Validation at the 690 Computer Systems Squadron at (210) 977-2131, andrew.boyd@lackland.af.mil or Andrew Boyd, Principal Process Engineer, Kanonical Konsulting (210) 601-1437, KanonicalKonsulting@satx.rr.com .

Our presenter has graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of his slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name Saspin_May2003_Boyd.pdf (702 Kb).  Our presenter has also given us permission to post his Anatomy of a SPI Plan Paper for download (107 Kb).

 

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April 9, 2003

Before Requirements

Presented by

Ivy Hooks

Compliance Automation, Inc.

 

In her presentation of  Ivy Hooks reviewed the items that you need to do before you start writing requirements. 

There are tasks that need to be accomplished and information that needs to be obtained and agreed upon prior to writing requirements.  This is true whether you are developing a new product or just making upgrades or changing an existing product.  Failure to obtain the correct information is a major cause of project overruns and schedule slips.  Not only do you need to obtain information, you need to get some things agreed upon before taking the step to write requirements.  Then you can avoid another common project snag of having someone object midway through the development that you are doing the wrong thing. Weíll talk about how you can do this front end work and do it effectively.

You can contact Ivy Hooks or get detailed information on the products and services her company, Compliance Automation, Inc., provides at (830) 249-0308, CAI@complianceautomation.com

Our presenter has graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of her slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_Apr2003_Hooks.pdf  (361 Kb). 

 

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March 12, 2003

Enterprise Program Management Office Solutions

Presented by

Lorrie Collins

Spherion Technology

 

Businesses worldwide are desperate for a strategic approach to help them not only understand but better control the resources, time and money they utilize on enterprise-wide initiatives.

 

Enterprise Program Management Office supports, organizes, and aligns initiatives to minimize risk while maximizing the investment.   Lorrie discussed effective ways to track and control enterprise wide projects, resources, budgets and quality within an organization.

Our presenter has graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of their slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_mar2003_Collins.pdf  (393 Kb). 

 

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February 19, 2003

Is a Testing Maturity Model in Your Future?

Presented by

Thomas C. Staab

Wind River International

 

During this dynamic presentation Thomas Staab provided an overview of the Software Testing Maturity Model (TMMSM), an exciting tool that can help generate significant changes in an organization's testing process. This test process improvement tool can either be used in conjunction with the SW-CMM, CMMI-SE/SW, ISO-9001, and ISO/IEC 12207or as a stand-alone tool. The presentation will not only explore the TMM, but will also describe how it can fit into your organization's plans. 

You can contact Thomas C. Stabb at (303) 660-3451, (303) 660-2057 fax, tcstaab@windridgeinternational.com or http://www.windridgeinternational.com .

Our presenter have graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of their slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_February2003_Staab.pdf  (887 Kb).  Thomas has sent us the supplemental slides and they are available by clicking the fine name Saspin_Feb2003_Staab_Supplemental.pdf (75 Kb).  The presenter's Crosstalk article "Using the SW-TMM to Improve the Testing Process" (156 Kb) is also available.

 

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January 8, 2003

History of Software Development

Why have the processes we use in the IT industry developed?

Presented by

Col (ret) Marilon Hall

 

The presentation addressed the question of ďWhy have the processes we use in the IT industry developed?Ē  Colonel Hall will drew on his experience and major events in the history of software development as a backdrop to lead a discussion on this question.  He did an overview of some of the lessons learned in the different areas of requirements, configuration management, technology influences, capability maturity model, program management, and project successes.

Our presenter have graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of their slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_January2003_Hall.pdf  (178 Kb). 

 

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November 13, 2002

Integrating ISO 9001 v 2000 with CMM

Presented by

Viviana Rubinstein

Liveware IS S.A.

&

Fiona Pattinson

Liveware IS S.A.

 

ISO 9001, the standard for quality management system requirements, was fundamentally changed in the 2000 edition adopting a process based approach.

In this presentation Viviana Rubinstein and Fiona Pattinson explore how this change enables a software company to successfully use ISO 9001:2000 as a complete organization management framework for it's software process improvement . They place particular emphasis on how the ISO 9001:2000 standard interacts with the SEI's Capability Maturity Model,(tm). They suggest that you can practically blend both schemes to provide an organization with a cost-effective plan for software process improvement that brings measurable short term, as well as long term, benefits to the Company.

You can contact Viviana Rubinstein at viviana.rubinstein@liveware.com , (512) 420-8747 or (512) 773-6457 and Fiona Pattinson at fiona.pattinson@liveware.com , (512) 825-3083.

Our presenters have graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of their slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_Nov2002_Rubinstein-Pattinson.pdf  (520 Kb). 

 

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October 9, 2002

Data Warehousing 101 

Presented by

Randy Jones

TorchQuest

&

Ken Gilmore

Air Force Personnel Center

 

This presentation by Randy Jones and Ken Gilmore provides a basic overview of one of the latest buzzwords in our industry--Data Warehousing. Although the idea has been around for decades, technology just could not live up to initial expectations. Randy and Ken also explored the support structure an organization needs to have in place before implementing a data warehouse. As with any project, success starts with senior management support. This is important because of possible organizational restructures needed for project success as well as the politics involved with data ownership. In addition, users need to be knowledgeable about their business processes and the data associated. Finally, engineers must be knowledgeable of the unique design and implementation procedures required in data warehousing.

You can contact Randy Jones, Software Developer/Data Warehouse Specialist at Randy.Jones@torchquest.com , (512) 329-5646 x1354, or TorchQuest at http://www.torchquest.com .  You can contact Captain Ken Gilmore, Chief, Reports and Retrievals at Kenneth.Gilmore@randolph.af.mil , (210) 565-2468, or at KGilmore@satx.rr.com, (210) 658-4474.

Our presenters have graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of their slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_Oct2002_Jones_Gilmore.pdf  (469 Kb). 

 

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September 18, 2002 

The Art and Science of Software Process

Presented by

Steven Teleki

Vice President for Software Engineering, SiberLink, Inc.

 

Steven Teleki told us in advance to leave some of our long-held assumptions about software process behind when we listen to his presentation of  "The Art & Science of Software Process."  During the presentation he talked about ideas and practical tips that you can use to gain deeper insight into your or your team's software development performance. Steven gave us two important reasons why you should care about the process that you and your team use to create software, and learn about the obstacles that hinder your team's process improvement.  Steven also presented 12 high performance software development tips that you can incorporate into your daily development routine, and learn how to refocus your development priorities to be more competitive in the post dot com economy.  By following Steven's tips we can all improve our performance at writing software code.

You can contact Steven Teleki, Vice President, Software Engineering, SiberLink, Inc., http://www.SiberLink.com/, 2720 Bee Caves Road, Austin TX 78746, teleki@siberlink.com or teleki@computer.org.  For a comprehensive software development reading list please visit: http://pseng.net/

 

Our presenter has graciously granted us permission to place a copy  of his slides on our web site.   The slides are in Adobe Acrobat format and are available by clicking the file name  Saspin_Sep2002_Teleki.pdf  (448 Kb). 

 

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Last revised: June 18, 2003