Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

 (C-SPIN) Meeting

AT&T Center Campus  

AT&T Institute 2501 W. Eagle Way at

 Lakewood Blvd and Eagle Way, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


Be sure to check the C-SPIN website ( to confirm details.

          Thursday, February 11, 2010

      Note: Special Date and Day of Week!!!

6:00 - 7:00 PM – Atrium:  Registration, Networking, & Light Refreshments

6:20 - 6:40 PM – Birds-of-a-Feather Topic [See sign-in table for details]     

7:00 - 8:30 PM – Auditorium: Presentation

8:30 - 9:00 PM – Auditorium: additional Q&A and discussion


Program:  Effective Team Management

Presenter:  Brian Vanderjack, PMP, MBA



This interactive event provides a concise process that managers and leaders can use to keep teams on task.  “Social loafers” will be more likely to be engaged, and everyone will have a better understanding as to what is due and when.  This presentation has been delivered to over a dozen audiences. It will provide you a specific method that you can use to manage teams so desired results can be achieved.


About the Presenter

Brian holds an MBA, earned with distinction, from DePaul University, and is a certified Project Manager.  He works at one of the world’s largest telecoms during the day, where he manages project teams, with team members located around the world.  He also works for the University of Phoenix, based in Schaumburg, where he teaches in the MBA program. 

He is a winner of AT&T’s excellence in project management award.  Out of over 200 local instructors, Brian won the best instructor award at the University of Phoenix.

He has spoken for well known organizations, including Microsoft Users’ Group, University of Chicago’s Booth graduate school of business, and the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He has been invited to speak for C-SPIN because he has learned a lot managing professional teams for 12 years, and also student teams for four years. He will be joining us to present an effective method to “get stuff done.”

You can find Brian on and


Driving and Parking Directions    

               From I-90 Northwest Tollway, exit North on Barrington Road. Take Barrington Road to Lakewood Blvd (2nd light) and turn East (right) onto Lakewood Blvd.  Turn right into the AT&T Campus Center’s West Employee Entrance (the first entrance past Eagle Way) and follow the signs to the West Parking Structures.

               Parking is available in covered lots W2 or W3 as well as upper level parking lot W1.  Look for parking spaces towards the west end of the parking structures.  The Institute Building, located across the road (west of the parking structures), is approximately a 3-5 minute walk from the parking structure. Recommend parking in covered lot W3 and walking straight west to the Institute building.   Visit for a map of the AT&T Campus Center.


About C-SPIN

               C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations, and individuals are invited. For information about C-SPIN or the steering committee, contact Karen Mermel at

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