CFP: SPI Body of Knowledge and ICSPI conference
- 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 communities :-)
Proposals due April 21st.
-- Deborah Hartmann Agile Process Improvement Coach Lead Editor for InfoQ.com/Agile Open Space Unconference Facilitator deborah.hartmann.net
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Subject: CFP: SPI Body of Knowledge and ICSPI conference Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 07:24:00 GMT From: Magdy Hanna, Ph.D. Organisation: International Institute for Software Process
Call for presentations and one day tutorials ICSPI 2008 International Conference on Software Process Improvement Washington D.C. 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 CSPIP credentials. 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. Important Dates 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 * ISO * 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. SUBMISSION RULES ================= * 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 reversed. * The presentation must fully address your proposal objectives and outline. 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 PROPOSAL REVIEW ================== 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 763-546-0072 www.SPInstitute.org