SPIN: Improving Organizational Performance

George N. Brotbeck, a Principal Consultant with Borland will be presenting at the Atlanta SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) meeting on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:00pm, at the Oracle field office near the perimeter. The topic will be “Improving Organizational Performance – The Quandary of Multiple Reference Models.”

Abstract: The last few years have seen an explosion in the number of reference models an organization might use as the basis for improving its performance. Notwithstanding the Software Engineering Institute’s efforts to consolidate reference models in the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the number of models has continued to grow. An organization wishing to use best practices to establish “world class” or “best in class” performance faces a bewildering array of choices. IT shops may consider not only the CMMI, but also be thinking about COBIT, ISO 90003:2004, ITIL, and PMI’s Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), to name several of the more widely used models. Faced with such an array of choices, many are left wondering if these models integrate synergistically. Alternatively, do they represent a huge effort to implement individually, with little relationship to one another. Assuming the latter is true, many face difficult choices, in an environment in which allocation of limited resource is fiercely competitive. This presentation describes an integrated approach to improving organization performance based on process architecture and detailed model mappings.

Bio: Mr. Brotbeck is an Information Technology consultant with over 35 years experience in the areas of business and information technology planning, business process reengineering, software engineering, software process improvement, and complex information systems development. He has expertise in object-oriented technology, software quality assurance (QA), seminar and workshop development and delivery, and management responsibilities ranging from project management to “C-Level” senior line management. Mr. Brotbeck is a Certified Software Quality Engineer, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and an authorized Instructor for Practical Software and System Measurement (PSM). He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics. He is currently an SEI Candidate Instructor for the Introduction to CMMI class, and an SEI Candidate Lead Appraiser.

If you are in the Atlanta area, the meeting will be held in the Oracle office at Northpark Town Center (building 500, suite 1120). Check the Atlanta SPIN web site for the latest details and directions.


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