Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

(C-SPIN) Meeting

http://www.geocities.com/chicago_spin/

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
(This coming Wednesday night, not our usual Thursday night meeting time)

Networking: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Program Start: 7:00 PM

Vernon Area Public Library

300 Olde Half Day Road

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847-634-3650

 

Workshop on SCM Patterns

Ross Fraser

NueVista Group

Abstract
The first part of this meeting will be a presentation on Software Configuration Management (SCM) by Ross Fraser. Ross will argue that no single standard or best practice describes THE right way to perform SCM. Instead SCM is best viewed as a portfolio of processes, each of which is a solution that prevents or mitigates specific types of problems arising from failures of communication, coordination or control. Moreover, the correct application of these processes depends on the existence of impediments to communication, coordination and control.

 

The second part of the meeting will be a workshop in which we identify common SCM problems along with the processes to address them and the circumstances in which these processes work. Bring your problems and/or your solutions. Let's take full advantage of this opportunity to learn from each other.

 

About the Presenter
ROSS FRASER is a consultant with the NueVista Group who has over twenty years of experience in software testing and quality assurance. He has a B.A. from Carleton College and a master's degree in management from Northwestern University. He is both a Certified Software Quality Analyst and a Certified Software Tester. He has been a member of the C-SPIN steering committee for over five years.

 

Agenda

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

It's not the easiest place to find using the street address:

    From I-294 Tri-State Tollway: Exit West on Half Day Road (Route 22). Proceed West on Half Day Road (Route 22) 4 miles, crossing Milwaukee Ave (Rt 21/45). Turn right at the first light west of Milwaukee Ave which is Olde Half Day Road/Barclay Blvd. The Vernon Area Public Library will be the first building on the left and the parking lot is on the left.

    From Route 53: Exit east on Lake Cook Road. Continue east on Lake Cook Road about 5 miles and exit at Milwaukee Ave (Rt 21). Turn left (north) on Milwaukee Ave (Rt. 21) and proceed about 3 miles to Half Day Road (Route 22). Turn left (west) on Half Day Road (Route 22). Turn right at the first light west of Milwaukee Ave which is Olde Half Day Road/Barclay Blvd. The Vernon Area Public Library will be the first building on the left and the parking lot is on the left.

 

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, Bob Stalzer, and Scott Stribrny

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.

 

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