Mind the Gap - How to transition from CMM to CMMI

Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER, Budapest, Hungary, 5 - 6.5.2003

Target Group, Workshop Content, Workshop Agenda, The Trainers, How to Find the Place, Hotels, Complementary Present
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Target Group

The workshop is designed for:

Workshop Content

Workshop Agenda

training day 1 - 5.5.2003

Time   Speaker   Agenda Item
10.00 - 10.10   Dr Miklos Biro  
  • Welcome and everyone shortly introduces himself
10.10 - 11.30   Sumeeta Hari  
  • Overview of CMMI Processes and Capability Dimension
11.30 - 11.45   ALL   Coffee Break
11.45 - 13.00   Dr Miklos Biro  
  • A comparison of CMM with CMMI
13.00 - 14.00   ALL   Lunch
14.00 - 15.30   Dr Miklos Biro  
  • A comparison of CMM with CMMI
15.30 - 15.45   ALL   Coffee Break
15.45 - 17.15   Sumeeta Hari  
  • Case Studies - CMM/CMMI Experiences
    How to move to CMMI

training day 2 - 6.5.2003

Time   Speaker   Agenda Item
09.00 - 10.30   Sumeeta Hari  
  • Case Studies - CMM/CMMI Experiences
    How to move to CMMI continued
10.30 - 12.30   Dr Richard Messnarz   Workshop 1 - Scoring Process Existence
  • 15 minutes team set-up
  • 30 minutes reading company x and interviews
  • 45 minutes scoring
  • 30 minutes result presentations
  • selected teams present their scores
12.30 - 13.45   ALL   Lunch
13.45 - 15.30   Dr Richard Messnarz   Workshop 2 - Rating Process Capability
  • 60 minutes rating
  • 45 minutes result presentations
  • each team presents their ratings
15.30 - 15.45   ALL   Coffee Break
15.45 - 16.30   ALL   Summary and Round Table Discussion

The Trainers

Dr Miklos Biro

Dr. Miklós BIRÓ (mbiro@iscn.com) is a professor at the Department of Information Systems of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.with 25 years of software engineering and university teaching (including professorship in the USA), and 15 years of management experience. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics (operations research) from the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest, an Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree from ESC Rouen, France, and a Master of Science in Management degree from Purdue University, USA. He is fluent in Hungarian, English, and French.

He is a Bootstrap and SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination - ISO/IEC 15504) assessor. He gave Ph.D. courses and company training courses on software quality management, and on the Capability Maturity Model - Integrated (CMMI - service mark of Carnegie Mellon University, USA).

He initiated and managed the Hungarian participation in numerous European multinational projects and organisations committed to software process impovement (European Software Institute, Bootstrap Institute). He was the initiator and head of the Information Society Technologies Liaison Office in Hungary for the European Union's 5th Framework Programme. He was expert consultant for Hungarian and international organizations (European Commission, Hungarian Committee for Technological Development, Investment and Trade Development Agency of Hungary, Hungarian Airlines, UNIDO, International Software Consulting Network ,...). He played a major role in the involvement of Central and Eastern European companies in software process improvement initiatives and the creation of channels for their presentation.

He has numerous publications in international scientific and professional journals ( Software Process Improvement and Practice , Software Quality Professional , Software Process Newsletter, European Journal of Operational Research, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Optimization, Information Processing Letters, Discrete Mathematics, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Acta Cybernetica) and conference proceedings. He is the author of Hungarian and English language book chapters on operations research models, software engineering, software process improvement and business motivations.

He is member of the Editorial board of the journal Software Process Improvement and Practice published by Jonh Wiley & Sons, and founding president of the professional division for Software Quality Management of the John von Neumann Computer Society. He is the Hungarian member of Technical Committee 2 (TC-2) Software: Theory and practice of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) . He is member of several other professional bodies and societies.

Sumeeta Hari

Sumeeta Hari undertakes consulting projects in CMM, CMMI, and SPICE. She has over 15 years of experience in process improvement and has been associated with customers worldwide including some of the Fortune 500 organisations based in the US, Europe, and Japan. She was also associated with Citibank and has successfully completed assignments in over 30 organisations, helping them to achieve higher maturity levels in their quality initiatives. She was associated with CMM level 5 assessment at Satyam as assessment team member and played a key role in Process Improvement initiatives including setting up the consulting practice at Satyam. Sumeeta has presented papers at conferences and has conducted over 20 training programmes in software engineering and process improvement.

Dr Richard Messnarz

Dr. Richard Messnarz (rmess@iscn.com) is the Executive Director of ISCN LTD. He studied at the University of Technology Graz and he worked as a researcher and lecturer at this University from 1991 - 1996. In 2 European mobility projects (1993 and 1994) he was involved in the foundation of ISCN, and he became the director of ISCN in 1997. He is/has been the technical director of many European projects:

He is the editor of a book "Better Software Practice for Business Benefit", which has been published by IEEE (www.ieee.org) in 1999 (the leading research publisher in the USA). He is the chairman of the EuroSPI initiative and chair of the programme committee of the EuroSPI conference series.
He is author of many publications in e-working and new methods of work in conferences of the European Commission (E-2001 in Venice, E-2002 in Prague), and in the magazine for software quality (Software Quality Professional) of the ASQ (Ameri-can Society for Quality).
He is co-founder of ISCN LTD (Dublin, 1994), founder of ISCN Regionalstelle (Graz, 1997), and owner of the ISCN GesmbH (Graz, 2001). He is a lead BOOTSTRAP and SPICE assessor. He has worked as a consultant for many automotive firms, such as BOSCH, ZF TE, ZF Bus, Audi/VW, as well as audits at Siemens VDO, Magneti Marelli.

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How to Find the Place

The training is organised at the Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the Budapest University of Economics: Veres Pálné utca 36, H-1053 Budapest, Hungary. To find your way you can acces the Budapest online city map and in the street index look for Veres Pálné u. This will open you a selected part of the Budapest city map.

Access information to the Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of BUESPA can be found from the following web address by clicking on the icon "TTC" then opening the menu item "Access" and clicking the word "Access". Here there is a map and immediate directions, but there is also a link to access information to Hungary by plane, train, car, motorcycle, coach, and even boat.

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Recommended Hotels

Hotel Flamenco
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Tas Vezer U.7 1113

Complementary Present

We will give participants a free account to access an experience library of 170 process improvement reports from European leading industry and research.

The ISCN Training Manager

Mrs Adrienne Clarke, BA, has recently been appointed the position of a training manager. She has studied Media in London and received a BA degree. She has worked as a service manager at a large British organisation and has gathered working experiences also in the Netherlands. She is now located in the ISCN Bray (Ireland) office and manages from there the training and marketing activities of ISCN. Her email is: aclarke@iscn.ie


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