Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

(C-SPIN) Meeting


Wednesday, Oct. 4, 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


See the Future Program Schedule at the end of this announcement
and mark your calendars now.



Continuous Testing in an Agile Environment


Nan Krull, Manager, Software Quality, Macrovision Corp.






Continuous testing provides both quality improvements and cost savings over the traditional waterfall model.  The principles which make it effective on a standard development project are also an excellent fit on an agile development project.  This presentation will review the benefits of Continuous Testing and detail how it can be used to effectively test in an Agile environment.


About the Presenter

Nan Krull has 16 years of experience with enterprise-level software solutions, and has worked in a variety of roles including design, systems administration, and testing.  She currently manages testing of Macrovision's Enterprise Software products, including tools for creating, managing and distributing Windows Installer (MSI) packages.




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 (Route 62). The meeting is in the Rasmussen Room. For more specific directions go to


Future Program Schedule


Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 6:00 8:30 PM

Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg

Program: CMMI Version 1.2: Something Old, Something New

Mike Phillips, Software Engineering Institute


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, 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