Monday, April 27, 2015

Why Attend CMMI Institute’s Global Congress 2015? Reason #5

Dear Readers,

Performance innovation is the name of the game at CMMI Global Congress 2015 (f/k/a SEPGNA, f/k/a the CMMI Conference).  If you're unconvinced there will be enough useful experiences to make it worth your while to be in Seattle on May 12-13 for the event I call "The Greatest Show on Earth," keep reading.  I’ve been counting down the Top 10 Reasons I am attending our industry’s premier event, and I think you're going to like Reason #5 …

The #5 Reason I’m Attending Global Congress 2015 is:

The mobile app

This little tool is so useful!

Picture this.  There you are, flowing with the crowd into a hallway packed with people.  Everyone is buzzing about the great speaker they just heard and the great sessions they are about to attend.  Some are bound for the Spotlight break-out track.  Others are heading to sessions in Build Capability. Perhaps you are more interested in personalizing your experience by mixing sessions in the Get Results track with the Coaching Café.

But there's an impediment: You have no idea where any of this is.  So what do you do?  Step off to the side, pull out your phone, and tap the app.

That’s right, our host, The CMMI Institute, has placed Global Congress 2015 in the palm of your hand!  The app provides details about sessions, speakers, schedule, attendees and more. Everything is sortable and searchable and extremely flexible. For instance, it lets you view your schedule in five different ways:

1) By day
2) By session
3) By training opportunities
4) By speaker
5) By bookmarked activities

I love it.  And there’s so much more.  You can scroll through the list of attendees as effortlessly as scrolling through your Facebook friends.  And when you see a name or face you’re curious about, tap to read the person’s profile.  Now you can be on the look-out for them at the conference.

Same thing with the speakers list.  If you scroll through right now, you’ll find yours truly, Jeff Dalton.  You can read my short bio or shoot me an email.  Better yet, get the details on my keynote presentation, and come join us!

And if you can't find the conference room, no worries.  The app has a map!

Download this powerful tool on the Global Congress registration site -- and don't forget to register.

See you in Seattle!

Need more reasons to go?  I’ll be back soon with Reason #4.

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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