Accession Number : ADA307889

Title :   A Mature Profession of Software Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ford, Gary ; Gibbs, Norman E.

PDF Url : ADA307889

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : A model is presented that allows the characterization of the maturity of a profession in terms of eight infrastructure components: initial professional education, accreditation, skills development, certification, licensing, professional development, a code of ethics, and a professional society. Several mature professions are examined to provide examples of the nature of these components. The current states of the components of software engineering are described, and predictions are made for the evolution of those components as the profession matures.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *SKILLS, *CAREERS, SOCIETIES, MODELS, CODING, ETHICS, COURSES(EDUCATION), INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE