Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Jeff's Top Picks for the CMMI Congress!

It's almost here!

Next week, engineering and CMMI professionals will be gathering in Seattle, WA for the CMMI Global Congress, an annual geekfest for process improvement nerds.

There will be dozens of great speakers, and every one of them is a leader.  Each year I like to give you my "top picks" to help guide you towards the presentations I will be going to.

Heeeeeeere we go!

Kirk Botula, CEO of the CMMI Institute, will kick off the week with his opening keynote.  Kirk is a brilliant speaker, and is overflowing with ideas for how we can work together to improve the capability and maturity of software and engineering organizations.  It'll be a great, inspiring way to start off the conference!

Running a Services Business, Getting Organized and Using CMMI-SVC in 3 Pages! Neil Potter and Richard Lea are leaders in the CMMI-SVC (and CMMI-DEV) space, and always put on a good show!

Boost your Team’s Morale and Revenues with CMMI! (John Degni).  This one sounds super-interesting and I will be sure to attend.  I'm always looking for ways to re-purpose the CMMI, and this sounds like a great idea!

Agile Risk Management (Tom Cagley).  Tom is a great speaker, and host of "SPAMCaST," a popular podcast about process improvement.  He's a leader when it comes to approaching engineering with an Agile mindset.  He has a wealth of knowledge and knows how to share it!

Exploring the Importance of Capability and Eight Capability Areas (Alexander Stall & Chavonne Hoyle).  Come to Alex's and Chavonne's session to hear about CMMI straight from the source!

Agile Transformation: Gaining or Maintaining CMMI (Tim Zeller).  More and more CMMI ML3 companies are transforming to Agile, while hoping to maintain their CMMI rating.  Tim is a CMMI Consultant, attorney, ISO Lead Auditor, and Scrum Master that brings a wealth of ideas to any audience.  A must see!

How is the CMMI “Integrated?” Let me Count the Ways… (Pat O’Toole).  My "Just the FAQs" writing partner is amongst the best in our business, and always gives a thoughtful and entertaining presentation.  I wouldn't miss this - and I won't!

"Twelve Questions Wildly Successful Companies Ask Themselves Everyday" (Jeff Dalton).  Oh wait, that's ME!  Since I will definitely be there, I'm going to make this one of my "top picks."  I'll be presenting the keynote on day two right after breakfast.  Join me for coffee and discussion about being a great company.

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

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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