General Meeting

The Software Maturity Model: A Case Study

Mike Potter

Tuesday, May 25, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room IC-3125


The Software Engineering Institutes' Capability Maturity Model allows software professionals to compare their software projects to the well documented model and then make decisions on what the next logic evolution of their software process should be.

The benefits of the CMM are that it can be understood in hours and put into practice quickly. There are no rigorous documentation requirements that detract from the real goal of improving software. It is an engineer friendly model.

Speaker Bio

Michael Potter has worked at LIDP for 9 years in which he was first hired port a mainframe application to UNIX. This was accomplished by writing a CICS emulator. The emulator was so successful that now all of LIDP's development takes place on UNIX using the emulator, and is ported back to the Mainframe for QA testing. Because the development takes place on UNIX, it is natural to use the power of UNIX to improve the software process. This has been Mr. Potter's latest efforts at LIDP.

Getting to the Meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building IC, Rm 3125
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd., then Lambert Rd North to the first right after College Road. Park in lots 7 or 8 and walk to the SRC building. Enter SRC and go up the stairs that are immediately on your right to the 3rd floor. Continue straight ahead into the IC building and make a right turn down the first hall once you enter the IC building. Room 3125 is straight ahead.

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