Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why I'm going to SEPG (again) this year - Reason #8!

The #8 Reason to Attend SEPGNA: To Have Meaningful Conversations

Howdy, Partners!  Albuquerque Jeff here.  I know some bushwhackers who wouldn’t know a blog post from a hitchn’ post, so you must be purdy smart to be reading my Top Ten Reasons for coming out west to the SEPG North America rodeo on March 12-15 in Albuquerque.  (Case you missed ‘em, you can point your six-shooter and click on Reason #10 and Reason #9.)  Now I’ll just drop my phony cowpoke accent, and get straight to Reason #8.
You know, if I keep this up, I might forget how to talk in plain English!  So, with no more nonsense, allow me to continue my list of Top 10 Reasons to attend SEPG North America 2012.
Drum roll, please!  Reason #8 is …
It’s a great place to have meaningful conversations.
Every year, the SEPG North America conference draws a wide variety of engineering and software professionals, who come from a vast array of disciplines.  Some want more information on multi-model approaches.  Some are interested in practical process improvement, while others get passionate about high maturity.  And don’t get me started on agile and CMMI!
This year, with the theme Reaching New Levels of Excellence, the 24th annual SEPG North America conference will give Partners and companies even more to talk about.  We’ll discuss both principle and practice.  We’ll talk about CMMI and process improvement.  We’ll share best practices, tips and techniques.  We’ll dig into what we’re all doing to deliver value.  And we’ll have a back-and-forth on how to maximize impact and business results that we can all take home to our organizations.
And what better place for conversations about the power of process improvement than at SEPG North America, with people like you and me, who get it?
So come on down and talk with folks who understand.  And don’t forget to register by February 10, 2012.  You’ll save up to $300 off regular, full-conference registration rates.
Need more reasons?  Check back soon for Reason #7.
Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword Solutions Corporation and the incoming Chairman of the SEI’s Partner Advisory Board.  He is a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and Certified CMMI Instructor and can be reached at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com.

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