FYI: this clearly has overlap with the continuous improvement we teach
in Scrum for software.
I thought some of you folks might be interested in influencing parallel
Proposals due April 21st.
Agile Process Improvement Coach
Lead Editor for InfoQ.com/Agile
Open Space Unconference Facilitator
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Call for presentations and one day tutorials
International Conference on Software Process Improvement
October 20-24, 2008
This years ICSPI has a new focus. That is the SPI
Body of Knowledge and the Certified Software Process Improvement Professional (CSPIP) program.
Tutorials offered at the conference will support the
SPI Body of Knowledge (SPIBOK).
The International Institute for Software Process (IISP)
with Guidance of its Advisory Board has just announced
the SPI Body of Knowledge and the requirements for the
ICSPI 2008 continues its pragmatic approach to SPI. Whether
you are adopting a formal assessment model or interested in
less formal process improvement approaches, ICSPI 2008 promises
to keep the same practical theme in all of its presentations
and tutorials. The program will feature presentations by world
leading authorities in software process improvement.
April 21, 2008: Proposals for full day tutorials are due.
Please see guidelines at www.icspi.com. Tutorial proposal
supporting the SPIBOK will be given priority. Details on the
SPIBOK can be found at www.SPInstitute.org
April 28, 2008: Proposals for papers and presentations are due
May, 30,2008: Notification of acceptance will be mailed out
July 11, 2008: Copies of presentations and/or papers are due
October 21 & 22, conference presentations
(pre- and post conference tutorials will be conducted
October 20th, 23rd, and 24th.
Topics of interest include:
* Defining and Documenting Software Processes
* Measuring Software Processes
* Evaluating Software Process Capability and Effectiveness
* Planning and Managing an SPI Program and SPI Projects
* Implementing Software Process Change
* Software Engineering Topics
* Quality Assurance and Testing Topics
* Requirement Engineering and Management
* Software Development, Integration, Release, and Support
* Configuration Management
* Project Management and Planning
* Risk Management
* Verification and Validation Methods
* Agile Software Development Methods
* Software Quality Assurance
* Balanced Scorecard
* Software Measurement & Analysis
* Internal and External Assessment
* CMMI Experience
* SEPG Experience
* Quality Management and Process Management
* Lean SPI
* Six Sigma
* Formal or informal appraisals
* Defect Prediction and Prevention
* Human Resource Development
* Inspections and Peer Reviews
Proposals dealing with other topics will also be considered.
All accepted proposals are awarded a free admission to the
two-day conference and a copy of the conference proceedings.
In addition, the best paper or presentation as judged by the
conference delegates will be invited as a featured presentation
in the following conference.
* Your proposal must follow ALL standards and procedures below
completely in order to be considered for the review process.
* The acceptance of your proposal does NOT guarantee acceptance
of your presentation. Timely receipt of the full presentation
material is required for you to present.
* Submitting a Proposal implies that you will be available to
make the presentation at the conference, including getting approval
from your company and meeting any international travel requirements.
* If your proposal is accepted and you are not able to present
at the conference for any reason, the acceptance decision will be
* The presentation must fully address your proposal objectives
Proposals From Outside the U.S.
All proposals submitted by individuals living outside the U.S., must be accompanied by the following two items:
1. A proof that the speaker holds a Visa to the U.S. to deliver the presentation
2. A proof of financial support from Employer indicating that Employer will cover travel expenses for speaker(s) to deliver presentation in the U.S.
Non-U.S. proposals will not be considered for review without these items
Proposal Standards and Procedures:
All proposals must be sent via e-mail to the Conference Chair,
Dr. Magdy S. Hanna at mhanna@... as follows:
Please do NOT reply to this message with you proposal.
* One file in MS Word or RTF format containing all items listed below
* One file in MS Word or RTF format containing the paper if submitted
* One file in PowerPoint format containing the presentation if submitted
DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PART OF YOUR SUBMISSION IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE
NO PROPOSAL WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW IF ANY OF THE ITEMS BELOW IS MISSING.
1. Presentation Title
2. Presenter Information: Name, Title, Company, Address, Phone, Fax, E-mail
3. A detailed bio listing all experience related to the subject of the proposal.
4. Will you provide a paper with the presentation: (Y/N)
5. Has this paper or presentation been delivered or published elsewhere? (Y/N) If yes, list Event(s) and/or Publication, Dates
6. Background, context or rationale for your proposal
7. Key concepts to be presented
8. Learning Objectives (Results) for participants - what they will
learn and/or how they will benefit from your presentation
9. OUTLINE: Full, detailed, bulleted outline of the Presentation.
This should highlight all in the presentation and their logical
flow and development. This is will be used for the web site
if your proposal is chosen,
Proposals and presentations must meet the following guidelines
1. Do not include any company specific terms or acronyms unless defined
2. Must focus on what can be learned
3. Must not propose any introductory or text-book type material
4. The focus must be on specific experiences rather than vague advice
5. Must not promote any service or products
Your Proposal will be reviewed by The Conference Review Board.
If you have any questions, please address them to the Conference Chair,
Dr. Magdy Hanna, Mhanna@...
Department of Education and Professional Development
International Institute for Software Process
636 Mendelssohn Ave. North
Golden Valley, MN 55427