With the transition of CMMI from the SEI to the new division under Carnegie Mellon (unofficially named, but currently being referred to as Level 5), the decision has been made to postpone the SEPG conference scheduled for March of 2013.
This decision in no way is an indication of trouble ahead. In fact, it is my opinion that this is a good move. The transition of CMMI is slated to occur December 2012 and the conference was scheduled for March – that’s not a lot of time to organize a large conference.
The SEPG is a big event and will be the first one for the new organization, so it’s important to get it right. The success (or failure) of the first “major” event of a new organization is going to set the tone for its attendees on how capable the new organization is of governing the model. That is why I think it is a great move to postpone the conference until everything is in place and everyone is prepared to execute the best event possible.
As much as I was looking forward to going to Orlando in March when it will be cold at home, I think getting it right is more important.
Stay tuned and we will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
Process Improvement/Measurement Specialist, Certified Introduction to CMMI Instructor and Six Sigma Green Belt