Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SPIN 2008 Webinars

2008 Webinars

Date and Time




July 2008

July 18, 2008

1-2 p.m. EDT

Process Improvement in Multi-Model Environments (PrIME)
by Jeannine Siviy and Patrick Kirwin

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Organizations are using an ever-increasing set of international standards and models to manage their businesses, increase customer satisfaction, attain competitive advantage, and achieve process performance and regulatory compliance. In this presentation, currently available strategic and tactical methods for multi-model improvement will be presented.

July 31, 2008

1-2 p.m. EDT

Workforce Issues of the 21st Century: The People CMM to the Rescue
by Gian Wemyss and Palma Buttles-Valdez gd

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This presentation will open with a discussion of workforce issues that organizations are currently experiencing, potential side effects, and how these issues can affect performance and retention. Following will be an introduction to the People CMM and how it can assist organizations in implementing practices that build greater workforce capability and equip organizations to address potential current and future workforce issues.

August 2008

August 14, 2008
1-2 p.m. EDT

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
by Grace Lewis

It is clear that Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is having a substantial impact on the way that software systems are developed. According to a 2007 Gartner Group report, 50% of new mission-critical operational applications and business processes were designed in 2007 around SOA, and that number will be more than 80% by 2010. This presentation will provide an overview of SOA (a development paradigm) and explain the implications that SOA adoption has on the processes used to develop service-oriented systems.

August 21, 2008

1-2 p.m. EDT

A Jumpstart Method for Business Goals and Project Objectives Supporting CMMI High Maturity
by Robert Stoddard

Many organizations pursuing CMMI High Maturity face difficulty in developing appropriate business goals and quality and performance objectives that support CMMI High Maturity practices including QPM and OPP. This webinar discusses the mechanics of one approach to jumpstart a business goal and objective activity such that the resulting statements readily support the planning of statistical management and process performance modeling. Participants will readily see that merely copying and pasting business goals to serve as project level objectives is not sufficient for QPM and OPP needs.

August 28, 2008

1-2 p.m. EDT

Overview of the Master of Science in Information Technology, Software Engineering Management (MSIT-SEM)
by Phil Miller

By coupling the professional courses of the SEI with elements of the graduate programs from the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science and Heinz School, the MSIT-SEM prepares working professionals to apply SEI technologies and practices in managing organizations that continuously improve with advances in software. With areas of focus in technology, business, and management, the MSIT-SEM degree exposes students to the foundational and advanced concepts that will enable them to make good business decisions. Ideal for working IT managers, the MSIT-SEM degree program has a curriculum delivered mostly through distance learning, allowing staff members to earn a degree while continuing to work.

September 2008

September 11, 2008
1-2 p.m. EDT

CERT Resiliency Engineering Framework (REF)
by Rich Caralli

Organizations can improve operational resiliency by viewing it as an engineering-based process that can be defined, managed, measured, and improved. This session will demonstrate the CERT Resiliency Engineering Framework (REF) as a foundational model that provides a structure from which an organization can systematically identify its current capabilities and level of security effectiveness, assess resiliency targets and goals, and build a road map for continuous improvement.

October 2008

October 23, 2008
1-2 p.m. EDT

CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC)
by Eileen Forrester

The CMMI-SVC extends the coverage of the CMMI from development and acquisition into service delivery. Currently, some service organizations apply CMMI V1.1 or CMMI-DEV V1.2 to service delivery, but this requires significant interpretation by both the organizations and their appraisers. CMMI-SVC will improve consistency and payoff and provide fuller coverage for process areas necessary to services that are not covered by the current CMMI models. The SEI lead for CMMI-SVC will give status on model development, describe experience and pilot results and brief the new content.

November 2008

November 6, 2008

1-2 p.m. EST

SEPG Conference Series Overview
by Caroline Graettinger

SEPG is the premier global conference series on software and systems process management. The SEPG Conference Series also sets the benchmark for excellence in the areas of acquisition, development, maintenance, security, and services.

To better reflect the regional and global influences on software and systems process management, the SEPG Conference Series is expanding and tailoring its delivery to serve regional needs with conference offerings in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia.

November 13, 2008
1-2 p.m. EST

Using the Team Software Process (TSP) to Improve Performance
by Tim Chick

Most process improvement initiatives fail. What makes TSP different? In this presentation, Tim explains what TSP is and how it can relate to CMMI. He will show quantitative results he and others have seen through the use of TSP. Tim will also discuss the people side of change, which can be one of the most difficult aspects of change, and how, based on his personal experience as a project manager and process improvement lead, TSP can help overcome
this challenge.

December 2008

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