CSPIN LOGOChicago Software Process Improvement Network

(C-SPIN) Meeting




Note – See Call for Speakers below


Thursday, February 2, 2006

Networking: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Program Start: 7:00 PM

Schaumburg Township District Library

130 S. Roselle Road

Schaumburg, IL 60193



Effective Functional Specifications – A Cooperative Approach

Fabrizio Stortoni

Seimens Building Technologies


A well defined and maintained functional specification can be one of the most effective tools to help a software development team succeed.


This presentation reviews the benefits of having a good specification, then describes how testers and developers can work together to produce functional specifications that:


The techniques and examples include:


About the Presenter
FABRIZIO STORTONI has been a tester for the last 16 years. Prior to that he earned an MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University and worked for 8 years as a programmer. Over this time he has been part of development groups at different levels of maturity, worked on large and small projects, and observed first hand the critical practices that make the difference between project failure and success. Fabrizio currently works for Siemens Building Technologies as a Principal Software Test Engineer and serves on the Board of CQAA as Program Director.



6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Networking and Registration

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


Driving Directions

The library is at 130 S. Roselle Road 3.8 miles S. of Algonquin Rd (62). The meeting is on the second floor. For more specific directions go to http://www.stdl.org/location.asp.


Call for Speakers

Do you have a process improvement story to share with the membership?  Do you have expertise in software related areas to share?  If so, e-mail an overview to ggatsis@netzero.com.


About C-SPIN

C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of: Fred Ballard, Alan Berow, Kathy Brown, Steve Coffman, Alan Cohen, Susan Davidowski, Larry Dribin, Ross Fraser, Bob Freer, George Gatsis, Tony Kvitek, Karen Mermel,  Donna Miller, Bob Pauwels, Scott Stribrny, and Lance Welter.

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.

For more information regarding this meeting, C-SPIN, or the steering committee, contact George Gatsis at ggatsis@fsc.follett.com or (815) 578-7638.

To receive future announcements electronically, send your e-mail address (include name, address, company, phone) to George Gatsis at ggatsis@fsc.follett.com.