Looking for a practical advice and a pragmatic approach to
your software process improvement effort?

ICSPI 2002 has 56 experience-based presentations, keynotes by some of the world
most recognized authorities in software process improvement,
and 12 in-depth full-day tutorials taught by industry experts.

More details are posted at http://www.software-process-institute.com

ICSPI 2002

International Conference on
Software Process Improvement
University of Maryland Conference Center
November 18-21, 2002

Sponsored by:

- International Institute for Software Process (IISP)
- Software Dimensions Consulting and Training, Inc.

Monday: Pre-Conference Tutorials =================================
Six concurrent full-day tutorials. Each tutorial provides in-depth
instructions by industry experts.

M1: Practical Software Measurement, David Card
M2: Low-Cost Process Definition and Modeling, Dr. Richard Bechtold
M3: In Search of Excellent Requirements, Douglas Muir
M4: Improving Performance Through Standards and Processes, Dr. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein
M5: Introduction to Project Management, Vince Socci
M6: Mastering Configuration Management, Barbara Patterson

Tuesday November 19th Conference Day I =========================================
Keynote: Mark Paulk: "Practical" Software Process Improvement

-A Process Asset Library (PAL) Implementation or Where the Heck Do I Put All of this Stuff?!?! Andrew D. Boyd -Business Process Mapping: Mapping in Troubled Waters Barbara Patterson -Tips for Starters: Strategy for the New SEPG Ken Dymond -A Quest for Quality Ownership on a Shoestring Budget.
Cynthia Winiarski
-Credible Estimation for Small Projects
Rita Hadden
-The Proper Specification of Software Requirements
Al Florence
Visit with Vendors and Lunch

-Organizational Processes, Program Processes, Institutionalization Oh My! What Process Really Works? Mary Behnke -Do's and Don'ts for Senior Management Patrick O'Toole -Establishing a CMM-Compliant Measurement Program Steven Lett -Integrating People, Process and Technology Steven Davis -A Panel Discussion on the question, "Is The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Overkill for Small and Medium Sized Software Projects?" Clark A. Sheakley -Accurately Estimating Your Functional Requirements David Herron ====================


-Process Police - What Does It Take To Manage Process Improvement In Software Testing? Janet Glock -Six Sigma and Software Process Improvement Ellen George -Lessons Learned in Implementing CMMâ in an ISO-Compliant Organization Kathleen Coleman Dangle -"It is hard to believe, unless you do it" - A Disciplined Approach to High Velocity Software Development Girish V. Seshagiri -Establishing a Baseline Against the CMMI: A Mentored Self Assessment Method Patrick O'Toole -Learning from Our Mistakes with Defect Causal Analysis David Card ====================

-Anatomy Of A SPI Plan
Andrew D. Boyd
-"Getting What You Look For: Typical Drivers for Process Improvement, and Typical Corresponding Results" Shawn Presson -"Minimalist Implementations of the Software Capability Maturity Model" Dr. Richard Bechtold -Process Improvement for Software Product Line Grady Campbell -Planning an assessment that's not too big, not too small, but just right... Carey Cole -Maximizing Client Benefits through Effective Software Metrics Raman Aravind ====================

Conference Reception

Wednesday November 20th Conference Day II
Keynote: Watts Humphrey: What is Excellence

-Adapting Agility In Your Process: Leveraging On Current Quality Practices Ivan Handojo -Process Implementation Sarah A. Sheard -A simple and proven approach to building a high performing and mature organization "Moving your organization to SEI level 4 or 5" Andreas R. Felschow -Lean Six Sigma - How does it affect the government? Kenneth D. Shere, Ph.D. -Establishing the SQA Process Step by Step Dr. Rebecca Stanton-Reinstein -A Practical Framework for Software Measurements and Analysis David Card =========================== 11:00-1:00 Visit with Vendors and Lunch ============================ 1:00-2:00 ==================== -Business Process Mapping: Navigating in Troubled Waters Barbara Patterson -Effective Process Deployment: How to Define and Deploy Processes that will be Used Dr. Donn Milton -Achieving CMM Level 4: One Program's Experience Elizabeth E. Green -A Tale of Two Projects: Making PSP work in the Real World Gabriel D. Hoffman -Return on Investment Using Software Inspections Don O'Neill -Finding SCM Activities Throughout The Entire Life Cycle Tim Ruzbacki

-Software Process Improvement (SPI): Modeling Return on Investment (ROI) David F. Rico -Leading Change Andreas R. Felschow -Using Pilots to Assess the Value and Approach of CMMI Implementation Sally Godfrey -Non-CMM Software Process Improvement
Robin Goldsmith JD
-Optimizing Inspections Through the Application of Statistical Quality Management Techniques Ellen George -Configuration Management for the 21st Century Barbara Patterson

-eXtreme Systems and Software Process Improvement (SSPI) Jonathan D. Addelston -Integrating PSP, TSP and Six Sigma Ellen George -"Leveraging the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) to Achieve CMMI Goals" Clark A. Sheakley -Managing Software Maintenance Ralph D. Gibson -How to know when Inspections turn ugly Jim Kubeck -Enterprise Change Management: Understanding Value Jeff Crump


Thursday November 21: Post-Conference Tutorials ===================================
Six concurrent full-day tutorials. Each tutorial provides in-depth
instructions by industry experts.

H1: Building the Software Inspection Process, Dr. Magdy Hanna
H2: Meaningful Software Measurement, Robin Goldsmith
H3: Estimation for the Savvy Project Manager, Heather Regehr
H4: Successful CMM Implementation: Establishing the Metrics Compliant Organization in Support of CMM Level 2 and 3, Koni Thompson
H5: Requirements Definition and Management, Mark Wilson
H6: Effectively Managing Projects Through Process Management, Dr. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

Prices and Registration Information =================================================

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Two Days $845 $945
Three Days $995 $1,095
Four Days $1,095 $1,195

Prices include lunches and breaks each day.

Hotel Accommodations:
The conference will be held at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center at 3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi, Maryland 20783.
A block of rooms is reserved for ICSPI attendees for a special
rate of $129 per night. To guarantee availability and special
rate, reservations must be made by October 20, 2002.
Call the Inn at (800) 727-8622.

Cancellation Policy:
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any written cancellations received before the end of
the 5th business day before the event will incur
$100 cancellation fee for each person registered.
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individual for the same registration. Last day for
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No substitutions will be accepted at the conference.

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