Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
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What’s Happening at SEPG North America 2011: A Portland Preview

  • January 28, 2011
  • By Palma Buttles-Valdez, Gian Weymss
  • This webinar introduces participants to the keynote speakers, technical tracks, and technical track chairs that make up the SEPG North America 2011.
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    SEPG North America 2011, the premier conference on software, systems, and services process improvement, will be held in Portland, Oregon, March 21-24, 2011.  On January 28, join Gian Wemyss and Dr. Palma Buttles, SEPG North America 2011 Technical Co-Chairs, for a webinar that will provide a sneak peek into what will be happening at the SEPG North America 2011 conference. 

    This webinar will introduce you to the keynote speakers, the technical tracks that make up the conference program, and the technical track chairs. Our speakers will discuss the many opportunities available for professional development, learning, and networking.  Find out what social activities are planned for the evening gala event. Finally, webinar attendees will learn how to connect with us via various social media channels before, during, and after the conference. 

    About the Speakers 

    Dr. Palma Buttles is a senior member of the technical staff at the SEI  and a member of the People Capability Maturity Model® team where she develops courses and delivers training.  She assists organizations in increasing workforce performance and capability by identifying and addressing their critical workforce issues. Her work also includes identifying and understanding the impact of organizational culture on change and improvement initiatives.

    Gian Wemyss is a senior member of the technical staff and the team lead for the People Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) team at the SEI. He assists organizations in successfully addressing their critical human capital issues through the use of PCMM. His work also includes the identification, development, and application of practices that result in the rapid, affordable, and sustained transition of innovative software engineering management technologies developed at the SEI. This includes work on interpretive guidance for users of CMMI®, and the development of a disciplined transition planning method for technology transition and change management practices. He has more than 15 years of experience in organizing, designing and facilitating courses and workshops to help organizations develop transition plans for new and innovative technologies.