Accession Number : ADA304162

Title :   SEI Program Plans: 1996-2000. Volume 1. Five-Year Strategic Plan. Volume 2. One-Year Plans/Proposals.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

PDF Url : ADA304162

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 366

Abstract : This document, which is in two volumes, presents the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) strategy and one-year implementation plan for calendar year (CY) 1996, together with the SEI five-year program plan. It is submitted in response to the Contract Data Requirements List item AOOl. Volume I (this volume) describes the five-year strategic plan, and Volume II describes the one-year tactical plan. This document is, in essence, a proposal. It describes the strategic directions and offers detailed options for the coming year. Until the proposed options are selected and budget allocations are approved by the sponsor, the SEI cannot commit to specific work or supporting schedules. In Chapter 1 of Volume I, we set the strategic context by discussing the SEI charter, mission, vision, strategy, orientation, and customers. The SEI mission is to provide leadership in advancing the state of the practice of software engineering to improve the quality of systems that depend on software. In Chapter 2, we describe the factors that determine SEI plans and set the context for their implementation in support of the SEI mission and strategy. The SEI strategy is to improve software engineering practice by maturing the skills of the software engineering practitioners who develop and maintain software, the managers who organize and lead these activities, and the infrastructure that supports these software professionals (Maturing the Profession). Our approach to improving the skills of these software engineering professionals is to mature the organizational and managerial processes through which software is acquired, developed, and maintained (Maturing the Process) and to mature the technology used to develop and maintain software (Maturing the Technology).

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *CONTRACTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, ENGINEERING, PLANNING, TRANSITIONS, VISION, STRATEGIC WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE