The Twin Cities Software Process Improvement Network (TwinSPIN) is a regional organization serving as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement ideas and experiences. We fulfill our mission of skills enhancement and sustained commitment in the area of software process improvement through an interactive program of knowledge sharing, networking and mutual support. 

TwinSPIN strives to serve as a community of practice for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals. From 1996 through today, qualified practitioners in the field have shared their knowledge and expertise via interactive and engaging workshops and presentations. 

Join us!  We meet on the first Thursday of each month, 5:30-8:30pm, from September through May. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate.

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Contact us:  Dick Hedger -

Related links:
American Society for Quality
Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Melon University
Twin Cities Quality Assurance Assn (TCQAA)


Schedule of Events for 2021-2022:

Date Program Manager Topic Speaker Location
Sep 9, 2021 Dick Hedger Metrics - Past, Present and Future [slides] Larry Putnam, Jr., QSM Online
Oct 7, 2021 Paul Riviere CMMC Update Paul Riviere Online
Nov 4, 2021 Jim Plasek Software Patents Panel Online
Dec 9, 2021 Larry Green Joint Meeting with TCQAA   TBD
Jan 6, 2022 Jesse Freese Software Estimation, Measurement, and Quality [slides] Video Capers Jones Online
Feb 3, 2022 Dick Hedger Advanced SE QC and QA [slides] Tom Gilb Online
Mar 3, 2022 Alex Dietz

Watts Humphrey Software Process Award Briefing 

Agile - Then and Now  Video

 Isabel Margarido                                                                                    

Panel: Nicole ForsytheTom MarbleMike StuedemannKelly Weyrauch

Apr 7, 2022 Anthony Harder Challenges of Dispersed Data-driven Computing Abhishek Chandra Online
May 12, 2022 Jim Plasek Misbehavior and Abuse in Social Media Stevie Chancellor Online
Jul 21, 2022 Dick Hedger Planning   Online