Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

(C-SPIN) Meeting

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Informal Networking 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Presentation 7:00 – 8:30 PM


 Schaumburg Township District Library

130 S. Roselle Road

Schaumburg, IL 60193


Practical Support for CMMI®-SW Project Documentation:

 Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards


John Walz, The Sutton Group


The slide presentation from this meeting is available in an Acrobat file.



Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has created the popular Capability Maturity Model Integrated for Software CMMI-SW in 2002. While the requirements and guidance are over 600 pages, software engineering companies have freedom on the content and format of typical software engineering project documents. IEEE software engineering standards codify industries best practices for all critical software engineering processes and their outputs.  This presentation will describe the steps that software engineering companies can take to implement CMMI along with critical project documents supported with IEEE standards best practices.


About the Presenter

John Walz has been involved in the IEEE software engineering standards development process for the past decade. His experience in both standards development and practical implementation led to the 2005 book "Practical Support for CMMI-SW Software Project Documentation Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards".

                                    See page 2 for additional information about the June speaker.


6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Networking and Registration (free)

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 south of Algonquin Rd (62). The meeting is in the Rasmussen Room. For more specific directions go to

Future Program Schedule

No Program in July or August.


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, and Robert Stalzer.

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 Karen Mermel at

To receive future announcements electronically, send your e-mail address (include name, address, company, phone) to Karen Mermel at




Additional Information About The June Speaker - John Walz

Software / CMMI consulting for The Sutton Group

Retired Lucent / AT&T / SBC

Sr. Member IEEE, Standards Association 

Secretary, IEEE Computer Standards Activity Board

Vice-Chair Planning, IEEE Software & Systems Standards Committee 

Secretary TL 9000 Special Interest Group

Sr. Member ASQ

Blog Author, ASQ Sarbanes-Oxley

Moderator, ASQ Sarbanes-Oxley Discussion Board

IEEE Standards Development: