CERT-SEI

Nomination Materials

The nomination material must contain an overview that consists of no more than two pages identifying the nominee, briefly describing the nominee's software engineering process improvement-related work, and concretely demonstrating the work's impact and excellence.

This overview must identify the following:

  • the nominee, the target organizations, and the nominee's relationship to the target organizations
  • one to three individuals who will represent the nominee organization in any award-related activity
  • a point of contact for interactions between the Award Committee and both the nominating and nominee organizations

In addition, and most importantly for demonstrating award-winning work, the overview must, with respect to the target organizations, do the following:

  • define the goals for the nominee's software engineering process improvement work
  • describe the work briefly and succinctly
  • summarize evidence that the work met the goals and had a positive effect on the target organization
  • summarize the work's direct impact and significance (e.g., in terms of productivity and quality improvements)
  • summarize the work's indirect impact and significance to the software engineering process improvement community at large

The overview must be supplemented by no more than 10 additional pages of graphs, figures, tables, or other supporting data and explanatory material and be written in coherent, readable English. These additional pages should provide more details of how the nominee satisfies the evaluation criteria. The evaluation questions used by the Award Committee (see the end of this document) may be used as a guide for the structure and content of this supplementary material.

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