Meeting Information - September 2, 2014 @06:45 PM
*Registration @ 06:20 PM
Abstract:

If you are a software engineer or IT professional, your group has very likely shown a strong interest in reducing costs, improving quality and productivity. Your group might also have looked at various pre-packaged frameworks, such as Agile (e.g., Scrum and Extreme Programming), CMMI and Six Sigma.

At first glance, each of these frameworks might look at odds with each other, making it difficult to use two or more. This typically occurs because much of the information shared regarding these frameworks is from success and failure stories, rather than understanding the specifics of each framework. Each framework can be implemented successfully depending on how much care is placed on its implementation.

In this session, the common challenges of Scrum are examined and suggestions are made on how to address them using the practices from CMMI Levels 2 and 3.

Who should attend?
This session is for managers and practitioners who are either starting out and want to use CMMI and Agile together, or organizations that have adopted one of the frameworks and wish to get the benefits of the other.

Topics covered:

  • Definition of Scrum and CMMI
  • CMMI Maturity Level 2 and Scrum comparison
    • Requirements Management
    • Project Planning
    • Project Monitoring and Control
    • Measurement and Analysis
  • How about the other components of Level 2?
    • Configuration Management
    • Product and Process Quality Assurance
    • Supplier Agreement Management
  • Adding Level 3 Management and Engineering Practices to an existing Scrum implementation
    • Requirements / backlog
      • Requirements elicitation skills
      • Organizing complicated requirements information
      • Requirements analysis skills
    • Release planning, sprint planning and daily standups
      • Planning using company defined best practices and tailoring guidelines
      • Using organizational historical data for estimation
      • Identifying dependencies and stakeholders for coordination, and comprehend this information into a master schedule or an overall project plan
      • Managing the project with key stakeholders using thresholds to trigger corrective action
      • Risk management
    • Sprint composition
      • Varying the time within a sprint for requirements, design, coding and testing
  • How about the other components of Level 3?
    • Organizational Process Focus
    • Organizational Process Definition
    • Organizational Training
    • Decision Analysis and Resolution
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About ASEE
What is ASEE?

The Dallas-Fort Worth Association for Software Engineering  Excellence is a group composed of software engineering, management, quality and configuration mangement professionals dedicated to advancing software productivity and quality. ASEE objectives focus on raising the awareness of software engineering/quality techniques and methodologies across business industries and software disciplines.

ASEE is affiliated with the Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon.

About ASEE

What is ASEE?

The Dallas-Fort Worth Association for Software Engineering Excellence is a group composed of software engineering, management, quality and configuration mangement professionals dedicated to advancing software productivity and quality. ASEE objectives focus on raising the awareness of software engineering/quality techniques and methodologies across business industries and software disciplines.

ASEE is affiliated with the Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon.

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Benefits of joining ASEE

The numerous benefits of joining ASEE, the Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) Dallas Affiliate, include:

  • Monthly meetings with speakers on topics to put into practice
  • Software engineering/quality tutorials and short courses
  • Opportunities to give technical presentations and papers
  • Networking with other software and management professionals
    • Learn about job opportunities from attending members
    • Let fellow professionals know your availability
  • Discover how others are improving software productivity and quality
  • Discounts on important materials and courses
  • Earn credits applicable to ASQ and PMI requirements
    • SPIN meetings qualify for Category 4 PMI credits
    • Earn one PMI PDU for each documented hour - per PMI's Continuing Certification Handbook
    • Earn ASQ RUs (to a category maximum of 9 per recertification cycle)
    • Earn 0.3 ASQ RUs for each SPIN meeting attended - per ASQ's Recertification Journal
    • Check the PMI website or ASQ website for reporting details

How can I participate?

You can participate in ASEE by completing a short membership application online or in person at the monthly meeting. You will receive notification of the next meeting and location. There are no membership dues and the membership lists are not sold or distributed.

To play a larger role in ASEE, you can volunteer to help with any of the numerous short- or long-term projects that drive the success of ASEE by simply sending an email telling us of your availability and how long we can put you to work. We won't tell your current employer, honest.

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Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @06:45 PM
Presented By:
Neil Potter, co-founder
The Process Group

ASEE Meeting Location
Raytheon North Building inside Gate 1
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Presented By:
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