Chicago Software Process Improvement Network (C-SPIN) Meeting

Thursday, April 3, 2003, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

William Rainey Harper College
The Theatre Center of the Business and Social Science Center
(Formally known as Auditorium, Building J)
Park in Parking Lot 9 or 10
Algonquin and Roselle Roads
Palatine, Illinois

Lessons Learned from the SEPG 2003 Conference, "Assuring Stability in A Global Enterprise," held in Boston, Massachusetts

Steve Coffman of Abbott Laboratories will summarize some his valuable insights from the conference in the following areas:

The Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG) is the premier international conference and exposition for software process professionals who want to take a systematic approach to improving people, process, and technology at their organizations--building quality products on cost and on schedule, establishing and maintaining continuous improvement efforts, and strategically aligning their organizations with industry leaders.


The Institute for Software Engineering at DePaul (ISE) is hosting a couple of talks in April that might be of interest to C-SPIN members.

April 4th 6:00pm Towards an Architect's Handbook, Ralph Johnson

April 17th 3:00pm Winning Software Teams, Watts S. Humphrey

Both events are at the Loop campus. Details can be found here.


6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking, Refreshments (complimentary sandwich buffet while supplies last), & Registration (no cost)

7:00 - 7:10 p.m. Overview of C-SPIN and Introductions

7:10 - 8:10 p.m. Presentation

8:10 - 8:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session

C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of: Alan Cohen, Bob Pauwels, Donna Miller, Fred Ballard, George Gatsis, Kathy Brown, Larry Dribin, Laura Bowers, Lance Welter, Nicole Bianco, Bob Ferguson, Ross Fraser, Scott Stribrny, Steve Coffman, Susan Bidwill, and Susan Davidowski.

If you are interested in participating on the Steering Committee, contact Bob Pauwels at

C-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. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations and individuals are invited.

There is no need to register before the meeting, but please check in at the registration table.

For more information regarding this meeting or C-SPIN, contact Bob Pauwels at

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