Thursday, May 7, 2015

Why Attend CMMI Institute’s Global Congress 2015? Reason #2

Dear Readers,

The Starbucks coffee is percolating.  Microsoft Office is booting up.  Software and engineering professionals and executives all over North America are Sleepless in Seattle no more, as they wake up to the fact that Global Congress 2015 is just a few days away!

To help you see the value in making the trip to Seattle on May 12-13, I’ve been counting down my Top 10 reasons to be there.  Today we’re all the way down to Reason #2.

So let’s get to it!  The #2 Reason I’m Attending Global Congress 2015 is:

To meet with CMMI Institute leaders.

Whether you’re new to the CMMI Conference, or are a regular attendee of our industry’s premier event on performance improvement and the CMMI, introducing yourself to your hosts is not only the polite thing to do, it is one of the best reasons for going to Global Congress 2015.  Especially this year, when key CMMI Institute leaders will be in attendance.

I think you’ll find their insights and experience will make a difference in the way you think about process and performance improvement and the CMMI:

Kirk Botula, CEO of CMMI Institute.  Kirk is a team-builder, visionary and just an all-around terrific guy.  Meeting with Kirk will give you peace of mind that the CMMI is alive and well and has a strong future.  You’ll get insight into his vision for how the CMMI will grow, evolve, sustain and be successful over time.

Dan Torrens, COO. Dan’s in charge of managing product releases and executing strategy, and can help end-users get a feel for how the CMMI Institute operates, how its future products will be released and what some of the major internal projects might be.

And don't forget to say hello to Darlene, Rusty, Alex, Katie, Geoff, Brian and all of the others who work hard everyday supporting the CMMI!

As key representatives of the CMMI Institute at Global Congress, Kirk, and Dan (and the rest of the team) are a big part of the face of the product lines that we use every day.  If you are a CMMI user – or are considering adopting the Model – you’ll want to get to know them.  Global Congress 2015 is the perfect place to do that.

Pre-conference registration is closed but you can check in at the door.

By the way, if you missed it, here are my "top picks" to help guide you towards the presentations I will be going to.

Need one more reason to go?  I’ll be back soon with Reason #1.

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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