Chicago Software Process Improvement Network
(C-SPIN) Meeting

AT&T Center Campus
(formerly SBC Center Campus)
AT&T Institute
Atrium & Auditorium (Room 129)
Lakewood Blvd and Eagle Way
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

(Directions and parking information)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Networking 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Atrium
Program 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Auditorium (Room 129)


Program:  Process Scenario Measurement for Process Improvement Roadmap

Presenter: Kulpreet Singh Nanda,
Software Process Consultant, Patni Computer Systems Inc.



Most organizations with “mature” process experience would agree that Process Design (definition) and its implementation are key factors to obtain maximum returns from a process. Point to consider - How many times are these two domains given independent focus?

It’s important to realize how the effectiveness of these two domains influence the overall process effectiveness. Hence, to create an improvement roadmap, it’s helpful to consider and measure both of the domains independently in order to understand the complete picture. Techniques and concepts like PDCA, RCA, SQC, and tools like QFD Relative Prioritization Metrics, weighted scoring, etc. can be used for this study.

Understanding and measuring the critical process parameters to develop a successful Process Improvement Roadmap is the focus of this presentation.

About the Presenter

Kulpreet Singh Nanda works as a Software Process Consultant with Patni Computer Systems Inc. He has worked on various Quality and Process Improvement initiatives like ISO 9000, CMM, CMMI, TQM, and Six-Sigma, and has more than 8 years of experience in the field of Quality Management. He was in charge of Internal Quality Audits for Patni. 


Kulpreet is a Certified Software Quality Analyst by QAI, FL; certified Six Sigma Green Belt by PATNI and certified Six Sigma Black Belt by ASQ. He holds an Engineering degree and a Post Graduation Diploma in Marketing Management. Kulpreet has successfully conducted process improvement for Patni and its clients and is currently deployed at a client site.


Kulpreet recently presented his work on Optimized Implementation Methodology (OIM) at the International Conference for Software Process Improvement at Florida.


6:00 7:00 p.m.  Networking, Registration and Refreshments (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 and Parking Directions

From I-90 Northwest Tollway exit North on Barrington Road.  Take Barrington Road to Lakewood Blvd (2nd light) and turn East (right) onto Lakewood Blvd.  Turn right into the AT&T Campus Center’s West Employee Entrance (1 entrance past Eagle Way) and follow the signs to the West Parking Structures.

Parking is available in covered lots W2 or W3 and additional parking is available in the upper level parking lot W1.  Look for parking spaces towards the west side of the parking structures.  The Institute Building, located across the road (west of the parking structures), is approximately a 3 to 5 minute walk from the parking structure.

Map of the AT&T Campus Center (AT&T is still referred to as SBC and Ameritech on the map.).

About C-SPIN

C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of Alan Berow, Kathy Brown, Steve Coffman, Susan Davidowski, 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, contact Kathy Brown at  For information about C-SPIN or the steering committee, contact Robert Stalzer at

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