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 27th 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 - 2020
Düsseldorf, Germany
2019
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2018
Bilbao, Spain
2017
Ostrava, Czech Republic
2016
Graz, Austria
2015
Ankara, Turkey
2010
Grenoble, France
2011
Roskilde, Denmark
2012
Vienna, Austria
2013
Dundalk, Ireland
2014
Luxembourg City
2009
Alcala / Madrid, Spain
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's mission is to develop an experience and knowledge exchange platform for Europe where SPI practices can be discussed and exchanged and knowledge can be gathered and shared. This mission is implemented by 5 major action lines:

  1. An annual EuroSPI² conference series supported by leading industry and research from different EU countries.
  2. Establishing a set of books and journals and by that establishing a knowledge library for process and product improvement.
  3. Establishing an SPI Manifesto emphasizing that assessments are only a starting point and more important is the improvement program to really achieve improvements.
  4. Establishing a board of representatives for the SPI manifesto world wide, and establishing social media groups connecting with the community.
  5. Establishing a European Qualification Framework for a pool of professions related with SPI and management. This is supported by European certificates, exam systems, and online training platforms, as well as by strategic EU programs like DRIVES and ALBATTS.

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EuroSPI² Key Notes and Interviews Online

EuroSPI² started a social media initiative where leading industry and leading speakers key notes are published online. Listen to key ideas about how to implement and drive assessments and improvement in the future.

 

EuroSPI² Social Media Online

 

EuroSPI² Attendee Feedback

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”.

See here for the definition of the term SPI.

 

European Projects and European Qualification and Certification Association (ECQA)

The strategic goal to establish a European Qualification Framework in a university - enterprise partnership is supported by ECQA (European Certification and Qualification Association). Founding members of EuroSPI²'s are also founding members of the ECQA.

European strategic projects on EU level cooperate with EuroSPI²'s in the networking and dissemination towards research and industry. See strategic EU programs like DRIVES and ALBATTS.

EuroSPI² Target Groups

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

 

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