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Outsourcing Panel

Date of Event: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:30pm
University of Minnesota, EE/CS 3-115

For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Area

Meeting   Announcement:
Thursday January 4th, 2006
5:30-8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start for meeting.

 EE/CS Building
Room EE/CS 3-115 (Look for signs)
Minneapolis, MN
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This Month's Meeting:

Program Manager: Gordon Dosher - Medronic 

Topic:  Outsourcing Pannel

Gordon Dosher - Medtronic
Craig Martin - Booz Allen Hamilton 
Arthur Palileo - Independent Management Consultant
Ralph Hayne  Hollstadt & Associates

The panel members will address the following outsourcing, including offshoring, topics:
 * The current overall state of outsourcing
 * How should an organization decide to outsource?
 * Are the software engineering processes different when outsourcing? If so what has/has not worked?
Please bring your outsourcing experiences and questions for discussion with the panel.

Panel Bios:
Gordon Dosher is currently a Sr. Quality Manager in product development at Medtronic. Prior work includes: managing major subcontracts at General Dynamics, program management and quality management at StorageTek, and engineering management at Honeywell and Alliant Techsystems. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a PMP.

Craig Martin is an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton where he does strategy and information technology consulting. He earned his MS in Software Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His practice areas include the crafting of effective IT management and engineering tenets for the outsouring space, enterprise alignment, and emerging technology.
Arthur Palileo
is a seasoned information technology professional and leader with specialized expertise in ERP implementations and project/program management. Most
recently, he was a Corporate I.T. Director at Alliant TechSystems (ATK) where he had responsibility for establishing and managing a corporate PMO and leading an ERP system implementation while simultaneously establishing a Finance Shared Services organization at the corporate level. He has served in senior project management, management consulting, and application development roles with several organizations in the medical device, education publishing, manufacturing, retail, and aerospace and defense industries.   

Ralph Hayne has approximately 10 years experience in software development and 20+ years in technology project management. Currently he is a project manager with Hollstadt & Associates assigned to a Fortune 50 health insurance organization.  Prior to UHG he spent many years with Unisys Corporation.

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 5:45-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC).  See:

2006 Sponsors:

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

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

$500 Sponsors
Digital River

$300 Sponsors
Target Corporation

$200 Sponsors
Computer Aided, Inc.
Goodrich Aerospace
Vital Images

$100 Sponsors
Agile Professionals
Glewwe Castle Brewery
Quality Software Technologies, Inc.
Best regards.   Hope to see you on January 4th.
Paul W. Kraska PhD
Twin-SPIN Coordinator
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