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What is the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)?
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense
What is the mission of SEI?
to provide the technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering so the DoD can acquire and sustain its software-intensive systems with predictable and improved cost, schedule and quality
What Is a Process?
A set of practices performed to achieve a specified purpose. It is the "glue" that holds people and technology together.
Why Concentrate on Process?
Process provides a constructive focal point for People (training, process improvement for smarter working), and Technology (provides benefits when appropriately applied)
What is a maturity level?
a plateau on the path toward becoming a mature developing organization
Maturity Level Description: Performed
Process unpredictable, poorly controlled and reactive
Maturity Level Description: Managed
Process characterized for projects and is often reactive
Maturity Level Description: Defined
Process characterized for the organization and is proactive
Process measured and controlled
Maturity Level Description: Quantitatively Managed
Maturity Level Description: Optimizing
Focus on process improvement