Rose City SPIN

In a few weeks I’ll be the guest speaker at Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (Rose City SPIN).  Check out the details:

Choose Your Own Journey: How to Make Every Change Better 


Dates/Times: Monday, March 30th, 2015: Networking & Food: 5:30-6:30, Talk: 6:30-7:30 PM


Location: HF3 Auditorium, Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) Campus, 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124 – View Map

Directions: From Cornell, head South on NE Elam Young Pkwy (near Costco).  Take the first left to turn into the Intel parking lot.  The HF3 campus will be directly in front of you.  The best parking will be to the left. 



Some changes you start. Others you’re one of many travelers, sometimes by choice and sometimes by force.  Regardless, how can you make the change journey successful?  April Mills will discuss the important difference between driving people and driving change. Then she’ll describe four archetypes of change journeys and strategies to make every one more successful.  Come listen and learn quick tips to improve your change and the changes around you.




April led a guiding coalition for change at the U.S. Naval Shipyard in Puget Sound based on Dr. John Kotter’s Leading Change 8-step model.  She has a passion for creating positive change, highlighting how anyone can drive change for themselves and for their organizations and communities.  April has struggled with and fought against the inertia and bureaucracy of large entrenched organizations and has practical advice for change agents based on the lessons she has learned.  Today she is a Change Coach and Community Steward for Intel Corporation.



A Special Treat from PNSQC
Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza and pop provided by PNSQC beginning at 5:30 pm.

PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.


How to Register
This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. Please help us plan food and drinks by registering at:


Rose City SPIN
The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

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