Welcome to the Silicon Valley SPIN
The Silicon Valley Software Process Improvement Network
(SPIN) is comprised of individuals who are focused on improving the
software engineering practice. This forum of software technologist and
process practitioners gather monthly to share their experiences in
initiating and sustaining software process improvement programs.
The Silicon Valley SPIN is a forum for the
free and open exchange of software process improvement ideas and
practical experiences. We promote achieving higher levels of process
maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Our goal is to enhance
the skills and support technology transition through an active program
of networking, publications, recognition of excellence, and mutual
The Silicon Valley SPIN has a general membership of
approximately 350 individuals from throughout the Silicon Valley/San
Francisco Bay Area, with an average monthly meeting attendance of about
20 to 40. SPIN meetings are held at Cisco Systems
from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month (except
holidays). Each meeting addresses a specific topic. Flyers providing
details on the meeting topic as well as logistical information are
mailed electronically and posted to the events
calendar at least one week prior to the meeting. Previous topics
have included the Capability Maturity Model®, PSPSM, metrics, change management,
requirements management, customer satisfaction, and ISO 9001. The events calendar details the dates,
topics, and presenters for all meetings. The Silicon Valley SPIN
currently has no fees; all meetings are open and free to all software
process practitioners and their associates.
The Silicon Valley SPIN is administered by a Steering
Committee which is made up of seven Chair positions - President,
Vice-President(2), Progams, Publicity, Membership, and ASQ Coordinator.
The SPIN also sponsors Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as there is
interest. There are currently no active SIGs. If you are interested in
starting or participating in a SIG contact Suzanne Garner.