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CMMI V2.0 Overview with special speaker Pat O'Toole

Date of Event: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:30pm
3-111 Keller Hall


For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Meeting Announcement:


August 9th, 2018

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

Keller Hall Room 3-111 (Look for signs)
Minneapolis, MN

A map is available here.

This Month’s Meeting:


An Overview of CMMI V2.0

Speaker: Pat O'Toole - CMMI Lead Appraiser Exceptional

Pat O’Toole is the only, and certainly the most well-respected, employee of Process Assessment, Consulting & Training (PACT), a CMMI-based consulting firm. He is one of the most active SCAMPI high maturity lead appraisers and has taught the “Intro to CMMI” course over 80 times. Pat has published over 50 articles and 25 research papers related to the CMMI, SCAMPI appraisals, and other performance improvement-related topics.
With nearly 40 years of software development, project management, and consulting experience, Pat works with all levels of management, Engineering Performance Groups, and Process Action Teams to establish, evaluate, and sustain organizational performance improvement initiatives. 


The CMMI Institute released CMMI V2.0 in March of this year, and CMMI-adopting organizations are currently evaluating when (or even if) they should migrate. Understanding some of the key differences between CMMI V1.3 and CMMI v2.0 will help to inform that decision.
CMMI V2.0 focuses much more on performance than compliance, has a new architecture that obviates the distinction between "staged" and "continuous" representations, and has upgraded some of the previous model's more arcane terminology (e.g., "institutionalization" is out; "persistent and habitual" is in).
All though appraisals against the new model will not be accepted until 2019, the new sampling method is particularly interesting. The projects and the specific areas of the model to be evaluated for each will be selected by the CMMI Institute, not the appraised organization or the lead appraiser. There will also be a greater emphasis on "going broader across more projects" rather than "deeper on just a few."
All of these changes will be discussed in "An Overview of CMMI V2.0," and ample time will be available for questions and discussion.

Program Manager: 

Dick Hedger - Adjunct Professor, MSSE

Twin-SPIN Mission Statement:
The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network (SPIN) 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.  

Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC). See

2018 Sponsors:

Facility Sponsor
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

$2,000 Sponsors
University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

$500 Sponsors

$100 Sponsors

Glewwe's Glewwe's Castle Brewery


Quality Software Technologies

Best regards. Hope to see you on August  

Dick Hedger

Twin-SPIN Meeting Planner


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