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SPIN: Model Driven Architecture (MDA)

Robert Lario, co-founder of INHERIT, LLC, will be presenting at the Atlanta SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00pm. The topic will be “Model Driven Architecture (MDA): From Theory to Practice, from Promise to Reality.”

SPIN: Development Metrics and Dashboards

Mark Schadt, a Sr. Engineer with MKS Software will be presenting at the Atlanta SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) meeting tonight (Wednesday, April 19th) at 6:00pm. The topic will be “Development Metrics and Dashboards – Managing Your Projects in Real Time.”

SPIN: Pitfalls of Iterative Development

Lois Zells, an international author, lecturer, and business consultant, will be presenting at our Atlanta SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) meeting on Wednesday, March 14th, at 6:30pm. This will be a combined meeting with the AQAA (Atlanta Quality Assurance Association), and will be held at the Dunwoody Public Library. The topic will be “Still Searching …

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Mornin’ Cup: Governance Conflict

Recently I received an email broadcast from an networking contact promoting an executive position for a software company here in Atlanta. The position was for a VP of Services, and by all accounts, it seems like an interesting role. However, once I realized who this person would report to, I immediately deleted the email.

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.”

Software, Services, and Revenue, Oh My!

As much as it pains me to say this, there are some software firms out there who openly shun professional services work. Oh, they may have a small “services group”, and offer a few basic services to their clients, but they don’t really embrace the concept of professional services. Ignoring services, or not providing a …

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SPIN: Customer Feedback Management

Larry Boldt, VP of Customer Management for Orasi Software will be presenting at the Atlanta SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, at 6:00pm. The topic will be “Customer Feedback Management – 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Customer Feedback Process.”

Choosing the Right Methodology

It never ceases to amaze me how many companies spin their wheels when it comes to their software development methodology. There is no single methodology that is a panacea for all things process related.

PMBoK, Software Development, & You!

Tonight I attended the monthly meeting for the Atlanta Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN). As usual, it was a great affair, with around 30 folks gathering at the Oracle’s Atlanta field office. IT veteran and SPIN board member, Ron Wojcik, delivered a fantastic presentation on how a formal project management approach can be integrated with …

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Software Process Improvement Network

I have been invited to join the 2006 Board of Directors for the Atlanta Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN).

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