Description:         Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

                             (C-SPIN) Meeting

AT&T Center Campus  

AT&T Institute 2501 W. Eagle Way

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


      Wednesday, April 18, 2012         


                   This is a Free Event --- No need to Pre-Register


6:00 - 7:00 PM – Atrium: Registration & Networking (Trissential is sponsoring event & providing refreshments)

6:20 - 6:40 PM – Birds-of-a-Feather: Discussion on a topic related to program.     

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

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



Improving the PPM/SDLC System
Top-down, bottom-up – it all has to work together

Presenter: Michael Vinje, Principal and Co-founder, Trissential




It really is all or nothing. At the end of the day, you can work on the parts and pieces, but if your project portfolio and solution development lifecycle system doesn’t have information flowing throughout, it will still miss the mark.


Discover the PPM/SDLC ties that bind in this compelling, informative and entertaining presentation by Trissential founder Michael Vinje. Michael will draw from more than 25 years in the industry to prove how the power is in the model, and how it all works together to create an effective PPM/SDLC system. He’ll walk attendees through the crucial differences between project leaders and list makers, frameworks and methodologies, and PPM/SDLC art versus science.


About the Presenter

Michael Vinje, Principal and Co-founder, Trissential

To assess, lead, manage, measure and control risky projects–these are the areas where Michael has honed his expertise over two decades. A vanguard on continual organizational improvement, and founder of Trissential’s unique approach to consulting–Michael brings to projects the discipline and rigor sought by Fortune 500 companies.


Michael’s motivation and mentorship has built Trissential into a major Midwest-based management consulting firm with more than 120 employees. Trissential’s strength in project delivery is due to the high bar set by Michael. His experience working at every level of implementation also makes him an indispensable asset on any project.


Driving and Parking Directions and Last Minute Instructions

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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 and its board, contact Tony Kvitek @

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