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Our Mission Statement

The Twin Cities Software Process Improvement Network (TwinSPIN) is a regional organization established in January of 1996 as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate. Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area of software process improvement through an active program of networking and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals.

Schedule of Events for 2019-2020:

Date Program Manager Topic Speaker
September 12, 2019 Alex Dietz MNLARS II TBA
October 3, 2019 Dave Gelperin A Useful Quality Model (slides) Dave Gelperin
November 7, 2019 Dick Hedger A Framework to Evaluate Candidate Software Development Processes Ian DeSilva, Ph.D.
December 12, 2019 Larry Green Joint Meeting with TCQAA TBA
January 9, 2020 - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED Jesse Freese TBD - Bootstrap Software Process TBD
February 13, 2020 Jim Plasek Ethics Update Applied to Software Engineering TBD
March 5, 2020 John Berkner Lean Kanban or Neutral Approach John Berkner
April 2, 2020 - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED Dick Hedger Agile Project Measurement/CMMI Update TBD
May 7, 2020 - via ZOOM Dick Hedger Agile Mindset Kurt Schmidt
June 4, 2020 Dick Hedger Planning for 2020-2021

Watch the events calendar for more details on these upcoming meetings.