SEI Media Relations
Kelly Kimberland, APR
Pittsburgh, PA, August 31, 2009--The Carnegie Mellon Software
Engineering Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce the launch of a
newly redesigned website that focuses on solutions for software
engineering problems. The new site provides visitors with significant
improvements in navigation, accessibility, and appearance.
new site is the result of extensive analysis of surveys, web data, and
searches on the SEI site and on search engines such as Google. Gary
Snodgrass, manager of the SEI web communication team, said that the
analysis, coupled with feedback from focus groups, revealed that the
previous site's navigation was non-intuitive, making it difficult to
The new site is leaner and easier for visitors to
navigate. The new site contains 11 areas of SEI technical
work as well as 6 solutions areas that include case studies describing
how the SEI has helped organizations solve particular problems. Each
page of a technical area includes related information about that topic,
including technical reports and courses. Technical reports,
presentations, webinars, and other SEI-related materials are now housed
in a central library.
For instance, if a user is
interested in topics related to software architecture, a search in the
library for software architecture shows all related reports,
presentations, books, and webinars. Each webpage for a library item
lists the authors, the related SEI area(s) of work, a thumbnail of the
item, and links to related documents.
documents and files were located through the site in multiple areas,"
said Snodgrass. "We brought all those materials together and organized
them into a library of items." He added, "We implemented a content
management system, and we developed an information framework that can
be used across all the areas of work. That framework enables users to
readily find information and materials on the website."
some high-level URLs will remain the same (such as
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi), many URLs on the new site will change.
The SEI is putting redirects in place to catch many URL changes, but
visitors may need to search for pages that they have bookmarked in the
Visit the new SEI website for more
information about our areas of work, our solutions, our products and
services, and much more at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.
About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a U.S. Department of Defense
federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie
Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured
improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing
technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering.
For more information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.