I have been invited to join the 2006 Board of Directors for the Atlanta Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN).
For those of you who aren’t familiar with SPIN, it is a great organization co-sponsored by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) out of Carnegie Mellon University. They aim to provide value around improving the “process” of software development for its member organizations and sponsors. Monthly meetings offer a featured presentation on such topics as CMM/CMMI, ISO, PMI/PMBOK, Six Sigma, and other quality frameworks. Good stuff.
Meetings are open to all individuals, companies, universities, and government organizations who have an interest in software quality, maturity, and process improvement.
Our goal is to enhance our membership’s knowledge and skills through an active program of networking, publication, local and national speakers, recognition of excellence, and mutual support.
If you are in the Altanta area, meetings are held once a month, generally at the offices of one of our sponsors (Oracle, Microsoft, etc.). Check the Atlanta SPIN web site for the latest details.
I am planning on publishing informative updates after each SPIN meeting, so stay tuned!
I welcome this opportunity to serve, and look forward to helping build a quality process improvement organization for the region.