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.

          SPECIAL DATE:  Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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:  Using Earned Value Management System to Track Individual and Team Progress in detecting a One-Day Schedule Slip

Presenter:  Girish Seshagiri



How do projects get to be one year late? A day at a time, according to Fred Brooks! And yet, very few projects can detect a one-day schedule slip. In this presentation, Mr Seshagiri will show how he implemented Earned Value Management System to track progress weekly at the individual level.  In addition, he will show how using EVM, team members managed themselves,  took corrective actions to maintain their committed schedule, and followed disciplined process while maintaining product focus.


About the Presenter

Girish Seshagiri is CEO of Advanced Information Services Inc. (AIS), a winner of the IEEE Computer Society Software Process Achievement Award. AIS is one of only 18 U.S. organizations and the only U.S. small business whose software process capability is certified at SEI CMMI Maturity Level 5. 


Girish is a frequent speaker at many of the international conferences including SPIN’s on software engineering, software quality and process improvement.  He served as the Chairman of the Team Software Process (TSP) User Group from 2003-2005 and on the IEEE Software Industrial Advisory Board from 2000 – 2007.  Girish has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Michigan State University.


Girish is one of the charter leaders of Chicago – Software Process Improvement Network.  Girish will share with us thoughts on EVM and Software Process as well as the early history of C-SPIN.


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

               To receive future announcements electronically, register your e-mail address (include name, personal email address, company, and phone number)