Have you heard the buzz?  Everybody’s talking about the CMMI Conference (a/k/a SEPGNA 2014, a/k/a “The Greatest Show on Earth”).  This year’s conference is coming to the Washington, DC area on May 6 and 7 – and it’s going to be better than ever!

As a veteran attendee, sometimes speaker at SEPGNA conferences, and longtime practitioner of the CMMI, I love talking with people about using the Model for process improvement and performance innovation. I’ve found no better place to do that than at the SEPGNA Conference every year. That’s why I put together this list of Top 5 Reasons to attend SEPGNA 2014 – to share all the ways you, too, may come to think of North America’s premier CMMI experience as YOUR number one conference of the year!

For those who are just joining us, Reason #5 was: To learn about elevating organizational performance.  Now let’s continue the countdown, and Reason #4.

Drum roll, please! Reason #4 is …

To talk about things that matter

Yes, SEPGNA is THE place to talk about things that matter to your business.  Things like reducing defects, improving quality, increasing the speed of delivery, and creating predictable, repeatable results.  If it has to do with changing behaviors and doing what you need to do to be a great company, it’s open for discussion.

Do you enjoy a good, spirited conversation about process improvement and performance innovation?  Of course you do! And you’ll get a lot of that at the CMMI Conference.

Every year, the SEPG North America conference draws a wide variety of engineering, project management, and software professionals, who come from a vast array of disciplines. Some are organizations that are getting started with CMMI, and are interested in hearing user stories that offer applicable lessons. Some are experienced in using the guidance of the CMMI and are looking for ways to take the next step in performance improvement. And some are industry experts who are excited about sharing some new and powerful ways the CMMI is being used by companies small and large around the globe.

As a certified Lead Appraiser, I always enjoy to talking about the amazing results I’ve seen companies achieve with the CMMI. I know that if you adopt the CMMI you will likely experience improved performance, increased productivity and fewer project delays. You’ll be on-time and on-budget more often, and your workforce will be happier and more productive.

Whatever your interest, this year, you’ll have plenty of chances to join the conversation, as the CMMI Institute is planning an even richer, more interactive CMMI conference experience. Some of the hottest topics in the industry are slated for discussion, including:

  • Getting results with CMMI
  • Making the most of your metrics
  • ROI and CMMI for Services
  • Agile and CMMI for Acquisition
  • Drawing insights from stories aggregated from dozens of CMMI users

With this year’s theme of Elevate Organizational Performance, the 26th annual SEPG North America conference promises to give companies even more to think about. There is a full slate of high-quality, proven speakers, workshops and break-out sessions to choose from, with opportunities to discuss both principle and practice that we can all take home to our organizations.

What better place for conversations about the power of process improvement than at SEPGNA, with people like you and me, who get it?

So come on out to the Washington, DC area, and join the conversation!  Register here.

The countdown continues!  Be sure to check back soon for Reason #3.

Like this post?  Please forward to your nearest engineering or software professional!

Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword Solutions Corporation  and Chair of the CMMI Institute’s Partner Advisory Board.

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