Monday, August 26, 2013

The #10 Reason to Attend SEPGNA 2013: Helping you get better at what you do!

Hello, my friends!

It’s that time again! The SEPGNA 2013 Conference is coming to Pittsburg, PA on October 1st and 2nd. And I know that many of you – whether you are just starting to think about adopting the CMMI for your organization, or already have extensive experience with the Model – may be wondering whether this year’s CMMI experience is for you.

Wonder no more! As veteran attendee and sometimes speaker at SEPGNA conferences, and longtime practitioner of the CMMI, I feel so strongly about the value of the Conference that I’ve developed a list of Top 10 Reasons to attend SEPGNA 2013. I will be counting down the reasons in the weeks ahead, starting today with Reason #10.

Drum roll, please! Reason #10 is …

It’s all about helping you get better at what you do.

As you know if you’ve attended the Conference in the past, SEPGNA is the premier software process improvement conference. Hundreds of professionals come from around the world come to learn, network and explore solutions to their performance problems. I like to call it “the greatest show on earth!”

This year, the show will be even better! The new host, the CMMI Institute, has been working hard to make sure this year’s Conference has something for everyone who attends, wherever you are in your professional journey. Following a theme of Connect. Explore. Apply. Achieve, the Program Committee has created two days of content focused on positively impacting your performance. The re-imagined format is designed to help you explore using the CMMI to improve performance through first person case studies, interactive workshops, and powerful presentations that can help you to get started with CMMI or take your organization to new levels of success.

Whether your interest is multi-model, practical process improvement, high maturity, agile, DevOps or any other discipline, you will find ample opportunities to dive into the principles and practices that can help your organization better harness the power of performance improvement with the CMMI. Click here to check out the great speaker line-up.

The variety of learning opportunities alone is incredible. You can expect to come away with real life, practical and implementable ideas. For full details about the Conference logistics and to register, navigate around the SEPG Conference site ( )

SEPGNA 2013 is an amazing opportunity to spend two days focusing on how you can get better at what you do. For some, this will be reason enough to attend this year’s conference. Others may be preparing for their SCAMPI A or SCAMPI B Appraisals and just want to learn more about it.  Still others may appreciate more of our Top 10 reasons to attend, so be sure to check back soon for Reason #9!

Like this blog? Forward to your nearest engineering or software exec!

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff pioneered agileCMMI, the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement. He has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit for more information about engineering strategy, performance innovation , software process improvement and running a successful CMMI program.

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