Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The #8 Reason to Attend SEPGNA: Meaningful Conversations

As a longtime speaker at SEPGNA conferences and practitioner of the CMMI, I love thinking and talking with people about using the Model for process improvement and performance innovation. I’ve found no better place to do that than at the SEPGNA Conference every year. That’s why I put together this list of Top 10 Reasons to attend SEPGNA 2013 – to share all the ways you, too, may come to make North America’s premier CMMI experience the number one conference of the year.
So let’s continue the countdown with Reason #8.

Drum roll, please! Reason #8 is ... 

SEPGNA is a great place to have meaningful conversations.

Do you enjoy a good, spirited conversation about process improvement and performance innovation? Of course you do! And you’ll get a lot of that at the CMMI Conference.

Every year, the SEPG North America conference draws a wide variety of engineering, project management, and software professionals, who come from a vast array of disciplines. Some are organizations that are getting started with CMMI, and are interested in hearing user stories that offer applicable lessons. Some are experienced in using the guidance of the CMMI and are looking for ways to take the next step in performance improvement. And some are industry experts who are excited about sharing some new and powerful ways the CMMI is being used by companies small and large around the globe.

As a CMMI Appraiser, I always enjoy to talking about the amazing results I’ve seen companies achieve with the CMMI. I know that if you adopt the CMMI you will likely experience improved performance, increased productivity and fewer project delays. You’ll be on-time and on-budget more often, and your workforce will be happier and more productive.

Whatever your interest, this year, you’ll have plenty of chances to join the conversation, as the CMMI Institute is planning an even richer, more interactive CMMI conference experience. Some of the hottest topics in the industry are slated for discussion, including:

  • Protecting agile values in the presence of demanding customers
  • Utilizing the architectural structure of the CMMI to strengthen what you are ALREADY doing
  • Drawing insights from stories aggregated from dozens of CMMI users
  • Using the CMMI to strengthen and compliment Kanban, DevOps, and Agile

With this year’s theme of Connect. Explore. Apply. Achieve, the 25th annual SEPG North America conference promises to give companies even more to think about. There is a full slate of high-quality, proven speakers, workshops and break-out sessions to choose from, with opportunities to discuss both principle and practice that we can all take home to our organizations.

What better place for conversations about the power of process improvement than at SEPGNA, with people like you and me, who get it?

So come on out to Pittsburgh and join the conversation! Register here.

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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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