EuroSPI² Conferences

EuroSPI² conferences present and discuss results from systems, software and services process improvement and innovation (SPI) projects in industry and research, focusing on the gained benefits and the criteria for success. This year's event is the 19th of a series of conferences to which international researchers and professionals contribute their lessons learned and share their knowledge as they work towards the next higher level of software management professionalism.

The EuroSPI² (European Systems Software and Service Process Improvement and Innovation) initiative has been organised conferences since 1994 in Europe:

Upcoming - 2018
Bilbao, Spain
2017
Ostrava, Czech Republic
2016
Graz, Austria
2015
Ankara, Turkey
2014
Luxembourg City
2009
Alcala / Madrid, Spain
2010
Grenoble, France
2011
Roskilde, Denmark
2012
Vienna, Austria
2013
Dundalk, Ireland
2008
Dublin, Ireland
2007
Potsdam, Germany
2006
Joensuu, Finland
2005
Budapest, Hungary
2004
Trondheim, Norway
1999
Pori, Finland
2000
Copenhagen, Denmark
2001
Limerick, Ireland
2002
Nürnberg, Germany
2003
Graz, Austria
1998
Gotheburg, Sweden
1997
Budapest, Hungary
1996
Brighton, UK
1995
Vienna, Austria
1994
Dublin, Ireland

 

EuroSPI² Initiative

EuroSPI² is a partnership of large Scandinavian research companies and experience networks (SINTEF, DELTA, STTF, FiSMA), iSQI as large German quality association, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and ISCN as the co-ordintaor. EuroSPI² collaborates with a large number of SPINs (Software Process Improvement Network) in Europe.

EuroSPI² is an initiative with 5 major goals:

    • An annual EuroSPI² conference supported by Software Process Improvement Networks from different European countries.
    • EuroSPI² established web-based experience library based on hundreds of experience reports has been contributed to EuroSPI² since 1994 and which has been continuously extended over the years and is made available to conference attendees.
    • EuroSPI² established a European Qualification Framework for a pool of professions related to SPI and management. This is supported by an Europe-wide certification for qualifications in the SPI area, exam systems and online training platforms (European Certification and Qualification Association).
  • EuroSPI² established a newsletter with articles from key industry and European key research associations helping to implement the SPI manifesto world-wide.

A typical characterization of EuroSPI² was stated by a company using the following words:

”... the biggest value of EuroSPI² lies in its function as a European
knowledge and experience exchange mechanism for SPI and innovation”.

European Projects and European Qualification and Certification Association (ECQA)

A cluster of European projects (supporting ECQA and EuroSPI²) contributes knowledge to the initiative including currently dEUcert (Dissemination of European Certification Schema ECQA), iDesigner (Integrated Design Engineer), MONTIFIC (Financial SPICE Assessor), ELM (e-learning manager), LSSA (Six Sigma Related Qualification), ResEUr (Researcher Entrepreneur), SOCIRES (Social Responsibility Manager), SIMS (Social Media Manager) etc. A pool of more than 30 qualifications (job roles) has been set up. More...

EuroSPI² Target Groups

  • Quality Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Improvement Manager
  • Innovation Manager
  • Researcher
  • System Designer
  • Software Architects
  • Experienced Practitioner

 

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