The North Jersey SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) is a forum for the free and open exchange of software project management/process improvement expertise, experiences and ideas. Our objective is to promote software project improvement through an active program of networking and presentations, as well as partnering with similar groups.

NJSPIN programs provide a broad variety of discussions to help practitioners advance the art and science of software project management and software process improvement. We are requesting proposals for presentations related to any of the following topics:

  • Requirements Management
  • Project Management
  • Contract Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk Management
  • Peer Reviews
  • Testing
  • Solving deployment, implementation, or transition problems
  • Documenting processes
  • Improving relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Practical experience introducing software process improvement programs into an organization
  • Alignment of improvement efforts with organizational purpose or strategy
  • Other topics that provide useful insights but do not fall into the above categories

NJSPIN events are on the third Wednesday night of each month. Check www.njspin.org to confirm event dates and locations.

Proposal Guidelines
  1. Presentations typically last for 90 minutes, not including time for questions/answers.
  2. Candidates asked to submit a 1-2 page proposal containing the following information:
    • Event Abstract
    • 2-3 paragraphs describing the presentation topic
    • If proposing an alternative event format, describe the alternative format
    • Speaker Biography, including 1-2 paragraphs describing the speakers background/experience (please limit your bio to 200 words maximum)
    • "Who should attend?"
    • Bullets on who should attend and the level and orientation of the intended audience (e.g. beginner, intermediate or advance)
    • "By attending this event you will..."
    • Bullets on how those attending will benefit from attending
    • "Have you attended a SPIN event?" (If yes, which ones?)
    • List your requirements for cordless microphone, PC viewer, overhead projector, screen, flipchart, special room set-up, etc.
    • Dates Available: identify which of the scheduled dates you are available to present
    • Presenter's Contact Information
    • Address, phone numbers, email and web site

Presentation Materials
Presenters are asked to provide presentation materials in advance so handouts can be reproduced. Normally, the NJSPIN Web Master also makes an electornic version available on the NJSPIN website.

The submission deadline for the final presentation materials is normally one month prior to the event in which the speaker is scheduled to deliver the presentation. To submit proposals or ask questions, contact a member of the NJSPIN Planning Committee.

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