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CMMI - The Next Generation

Date of Event: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 5:30pm

Since it was introduced in 2000, the CMMI has undergone 3 minor updates. Now, some 15 years later, it's time for a major rewrite. The CMMI Institute launched its "NextGen" project nearly 2 years ago, and in doing so, they put everything about the model on the table - the architecture, content, mode of delivery, level of detail, etc., etc.

The NextGen project work was divided among a number of constantly evolving working groups, and those working groups are preparing for initial pilots to be conducted in 1Q16. The speaker has been a member of multiple working groups and is working with the Institute to pilot some of the emerging appraisal technologies.

This presentation will focus on where the NextGen project is today, and where it is heading in the future. Although a release date has not yet been announced, the pilots may help us conclude if the remaining journey is a sprint or a marathon." The world of business is filled with projects. Project management is at the cusp of being transformed to a new model in how we work. How projects get organized, staffed and structured will impact your careers, work and productivity. This session is a wonderful discussion on the trends, ideas and technology that is driving the way we work projects. In this session we will discuss the nature of projects today, team structures, methodologies, career paths and how technology is impacting the way teams collaborate and communicate.


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Keller (EE/CS) 3-111 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Dick Hedger - Principal - Software Quality Technologies
Pat O’Toole – PACT
CMMI - The Next Generation
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and tell the parking attendant when you leave that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN.

Speaker Bio: 

Pat O'Toole is an CMMI Institute-certified High Maturity SCAMPI Lead Appraiser. He has conducted well over 200 appraisal, taught the "Intro to CMMI" course over 80 times, and has written more CMMI-related change requests that anyone else in the galaxy. Pat also facilitates the ATLAS forum which explores model interpretation issues within the SCAMPI lead appraiser community.