Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

The SEI Affiliate Program

The Software Engineering Institute Affiliate Program provides sponsoring organizations with an opportunity to contribute their best ideas and people to a uniquely collaborative peer group who combine their technical knowledge and experience to help define superior software engineering practices.

Participation in the Affiliate Program is intended to immerse affiliates in the inquiry and exploration of new tools and methods that promise increased productivity, more predictable schedules, fewer defects, and decreased costs. In short, the time invested in the program will return dividends for many years to come.

Sponsoring organizations participate by assigning key, qualified members of their technical staffs to work with SEI staff members to identify, develop, and demonstrate improved practices for specific technology domains.

Affiliates have the opportunity to participate in meetings, public courses, and workshops at no or minimal cost to their sponsoring organizations. Courses are recommended to help affiliates acquire new skills for planning and transitioning new methods and technologies into their home organizations.

The SEI affiliate program administrator will work with your organization to determine a project schedule, the location where the work will take place, and a timetable for the affiliate's tenure at the SEI.

Benefits to the Sponsoring Organization

  • Transferring findings and results of SEI and affiliate work back to the sponsoring organization.
  • Implementing SEI standards into sponsoring organizations that promise increased productivity, more predictable schedules, fewer defects, and decreased costs.
  • Public acknowledgment by the SEI of the sponsoring organization's commitment to software engineering innovation.
  • Participation in research and development of technologies to be transitioned to industry, government, and academia through your SEI affiliate.
  • Recognition in joint-authored technical reports produced during the affiliate's tenure

Benefits to the Affiliate

  • Participation in the Affiliate Program's rich professional development experience
  • Participation in research and development of technologies to be transitioned to industry, government, and academia
  • Access to resources and facilities of the SEI and Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professional development opportunities through courses, conferences, and workshops
  • Membership in the Carnegie Mellon Faculty and Staff Club

Current Affiliate Opportunities

For more information on current affiliate opportunities, please contact our affiliate program administrator at 412-268-9641 or HR-Help@sei.cmu.edu.

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