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
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Networking 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Atrium              
Program 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Auditorium (Room 129) 

Program: Practical Software Measurements:
A metrics framework for software projects
Presenter: Mark Muehlhausen, P.E.
Practical Software Measurements (PSM) is a process and framework for producing a measurement plan for software projects. It was developed with guidance from the US DoD Joint Logistics Command, which sponsors the support center. It is in use by many organizationsdoing both DoD and commercial software. The process enables the project to select measurements from the needs of the project team, the capability of the organization and the needs of the project. The presentation will introduce the framework, its application to typical projects and the support available for users.
About the Presenter
Mark Muehlhausen retired from Motorola in 2006 after 34 years. He has a BSEE as well as graduate study at Iowa State U., an MBA from Roosevelt U. and will receive the MSQA from California State U. in 2007. At Motorola he was involved with hardware and software design and management. During his last 12 years there he was a software quality engineer and manager in cellular telephone equipment businesses. His computer experience goes back to programming tube type machines while still in high school in the early 1960’s. For five years he also ran a small business doing LAN installation and maintenance for small businesses.
Bonus Presentation: SEPG 2007 Update
Presenter: Dr. Larry Dribin
Larry will provide a short update of his observations from the SEPG 2007 Conference. He will focus on key themes from SEPG 2007 and compare this conference to the SEPG 2002 Conference that he attended.
About the Presenter
Dr. Larry Dribin is president of Pearl Street Group, Inc., an IT consulting company focused on IT Process Improvement. In addition to his consulting practice, he is an adjunct Professor in Software Engineering at DePaul University of Chicago. He is a past Director with C-SPIN, and is a frequent speaker on software process improvement and IT Metrics.
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 – 7:20 p.m. SEPG 2007 Update
7:20 -- 8:10 p.m. PSM 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 (the first 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.
Visit the C-SPIN website for a map of the AT&T Campus Center.
Upcoming Meetings
            September 5     <Being Finalized>
            October 3         Michael Mah; Is the World (Really) Flat?
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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