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CFP: SPI Body of Knowledge and ICSPI conference

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  • Deborah Hartmann
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 30, 2008
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      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

      -------- Original Message --------
      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 year’s 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.
      * 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 
      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
      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 
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