RTP - Software Process Improvement Network


Conference & Event Links


Local Events

(Posted: August 8, 2001)

Starbase Technology Showcase on August 14

We will be showing our full development life cycle technology integration including CaliberRM, StarTeam, Mercury, and also our web content management tool called eXpressroom. I have included the information for people to receive and register through the URL Link." -- Mike Travis, Starbase Regional Sales Manager

Starbase Provides End-to-End Collaboration for Code & Content Development Teams

Caliber RM (Requirements Management)
StarTeam Enterprise (Configuration Management)
Mercury Interactive (Testing)
eXpressroom (Web Content Management & Deployment)

Check out the Starbase Solution Series, Object: ROI!
Today, ROI isn't just a buzzword. Whatever development solution you choose needs to deliver measurable, quantifiable results. And the cornerstone? Improved productivity.

Spend a morning with us see how your team can enjoy Better process management.
Seamless and timely access to information And an automated lifecycle process

From requirements definition, through development, to testing and deployment, Starbase has a productivity solution that fits your needs.


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Starbase contact information:

Mike Travis
Regional Sales Manager - North Carolina/South Carolina
(770) 937-7842
(800) 879-9645, x7842
mobile (678) 898-2228
fax (770) 937-7902
email: mtravis@tbi.com

(Posted: June 11, 2001)

Critical Chain Project Management

Learn how to apply the Theory of Constraints to project management in our upcoming Critical Chain Project Management seminar on July 9-10, 2001 in Raleigh, NC. The seminar focuses on practical ways to bring your projects in on time, within budget, and meeting client
requirements! Check out www.eProjectExperts.com for more information!

(Posted: July 27, 2001)

XIV Annual North Carolina Quality Conference

"People, Process, and Leadership Driving the Bottom Line"

October 18-20, 2000

McKimmon Conference and Training Center
Western Boulevard and Gorman Street
NC State University, Raleigh, NC

More information - www.ncsu.edu/cpe/qualconf2000.html

(July 27, 2001)

RTP PMI Sponsored Seminar

Attributes of the Successful Project Manager

Fri, Sep. 21, 2001, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center
4700 Emperor Boulevard
Durham, NC

Popular speaker and best selling author Neal Whitten takes project management to a personal level. There are choices to make and behaviors to adopt that are invaluable in helping a person become a successful project manager. Neal discusses these attributes - softskills that can be learned and exercised by anyone, but often are not regularly practiced. Neal asserts that there is a direct link between the overall success of a project and the leadership exhibited by the project manager. Therefore, it is crucial that the project manager understand and deliberately practice the leadership behaviors that drive a project to meet its objectives and commitments.

The number one reason why project managers fail is because they are 'too soft'. Most project managers are unwilling to make tough and unpopular project-related decisions, even though their instincts warn them that they are not taking the most effective action. This presentation also reveals examples of project manager actions (or inactions) that are indicative of too-soft behavior. Will you recognize yourself? You don't have to be rude, insensitive, arrogant or a bully to avoid being too-soft. None of these attributes is acceptable ever!

This insightful, entertaining and no nonsense presentation is sure to leave you with practical ideas you can apply immediately to your workplace and beyond. Come prepared to rethink what constitutes effective project manager behavior.

Biography: Neal Whitten, PMP, is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor and author in the areas of both project management and employee development. He is the author of four books. His most recent book, 'The EnterPrize Organization - Organizing software projects for accountability and success' was published in 2000 by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Another book, 'Managing Software Development Projects - Formula for Success' is a John Wiley and Sons bestseller, now in its second edition. Mr. Whitten has 30 years of front-line project management experience, including 23 years at IBM. He is also a contributing editor of PMI's PM Network Magazine.

Seminar Registration

Special Event Details

(Posted: February 18, 2001)

IEEE SoutheastCon 2001, March 30 - April 1, 2001

Madren Center, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina    More details...

IEEE SoutheastCon 2002, April 5-7, 2002

University of South Carolina    More details...

(Posted: June 11, 2001)


To Register:
Call: 800-423-8378/904-278-0707
Fax: 904-278-4380
Email: sqeinfo@sqe.com

(Posted: July 15, 2001)

The International Institute for Software Testing is sponsoring
The International Software Test Professionals Week in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA

All courses count towards the requirements for the Certification of Software Testing Professional (CSTP) for the areas of the Body of Knowledge as indicated. Each course is a full day course starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending 4:00 p.m. CSTP Certification exams are held at the end of each day. Full details on the certification are available at www.testinginstitute.com.

The largest number of software testing and quality courses in one week. Courses taught by Leading Industry Experts in Software Testing & Quality.

November 12 - 16, 2001  Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Also, schedule for other cities is posted at www.testinginstitute.com

More details and registration information are available by calling (651)306-1387. To get your copy of the brochure, mailto:sbright@testinginstitute.com

(Posted: July 15, 2001)

Calling all Quality Professionals/ SEPG Managers....

Who want to lay down processes for software development and have no idea how to begin? or 

Who have processes in places for software development, but have no documentation for it and no enforcement mechanism? or 

Who have detailed Process Documentation Templates of their software development processes, and want to make sure Projects are being executed accordingly?

Send in your process to us at processsmart@csshome.net, in any form - a detailed process document template, a workflow diagram or even just a mail outlining the process you use for software development, give us three working days and we will send you a URL to a live installation of ProcessSMART with your Process modeled within.

Visit www.processsmart.net for more details

ProcessSMART Team
Tel: (408) 615-5700
Fax: (408) 615-5707
E-mail: processsmart@csshome.net

(Last update: 08/08/01 )