SEPG Europe 2009 makes an impact
The global process community came together for four days of networking and learning in Prague during SEPG Europe 2009. The city was an inspiring backdrop for this annual event, which brought together delegates from all across Europe as well as from Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America.
The range of tutorials, presentations, and panels offered something for everyone, for those just getting started to experts in the field. Topics included using CMMI in a range of different settings; combining CMMI with Agile, ITIL, ISO, and Six Sigma; the new CMMI for Services model; managing organizational change; process improvement initiatives in both small and large organizations; process design and definition; high maturity; experience reports and case studies; and best practices and tools for process management programs.
There were many opportunities for networking during breaks, meals, and evening receptions. Delegates made valuable connections and built relationships over the four-day event. And in their free time, everyone enjoyed exploring the beautiful and vibrant city of Prague.
Congratulations to the top five presenters, as voted by the attendees, who are guaranteed a spot in the 2010 program.
- Christophe Debou: State of the Practice: Process Improvement in Central and Eastern Europe
- Hillel Glazer: CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!
- Peter Leeson: Why CMMI Fails
- Frank Sazama: Managing Change: The Human Factor in Process Improvement Initiatives
- Kevin Schaaf, Charlie Ryan, and Alexander Stall: A Panel Discussion on the SEI Audit Program
See photos on our Flickr page. Read the highlights of SEPG Europe in our daily newsletters.
Thank you to all the delegates who attended despite the economic recession. We hope you’ll continue the momentum started at the conference by joining our LinkedIn group to stay connected with the SEPG community. And we hope to see everyone again next year for SEPG Europe 2010—we’ll announce the location and dates via our LinkedIn group.