September 16-18, 2009 | Osaka, Japan
Paul Nielsen, the director and chief operating officer of the Software Engineering Institute, will give a keynote presentation at SEPG Asia-Pacific 2009. His keynote abstract follows:
A sign of the importance of software engineering is the rapid global spread of process improvement models to help facilitate the acquisition, development, and delivery of software-enabled goods and services. The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) sees strong value in sharing experiences between countries as well as among organizations that use proven processes and models to improve across their business cycle. For over 25 years, the SEI has led the way in creating and teaching process improvement models such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
Now, the SEI is developing new approaches and leveraging them to work together with existing models. This exciting evolution has lead to a new SEI Resiliency Management Model (RMM), which provides a comprehensive roadmap that enables organizations of all sizes to establish, manage, and evaluate operational resiliency, and encompasses both security and business continuity. Taking foundational process models from RMM and CMMI, the SEI, in a partnership with the Enterprise Data Management Council, is also creating a new Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model for the financial industry. This model will define components of data management at the business-process level so that financial organizations can assess themselves against documented best practices.
There is another new addition to the CMMI family: CMMI for Services (SVC). It joins the SEI People Capability Maturity Model (P-CMM), the Team Software Process (TSP), and the other CMMI best practice models for Acquisition and Development. In lean economic times, service organizations, which make up a large part of the world economy, can benefit by using process improvement to make the most of their resources to achieve desired business results. CMMI-SVC is a guide to help service providers reduce costs, improve quality, and improve the predictability of schedules.
The SEI is also the steward of the Smart Grid Maturity Model. Originally developed by IBM, the SEI is developing and expanding the model which aims to use digital technology to modernize the power grid. The smart grid represents a whole new framework for improved management of electric generation, transmission, and distribution. This model gives energy companies and utilities a roadmap of activities and best practices that will guide the transformation to the smart grid and offers guidance about technological, regulatory, and organizational issues.
It is important that all organizations understand the existence and use of these complementary models. Together they demonstrate the key idea that software must be developed with quality principles while using the appropriate process improvement practices to help increase business continuity, reduce risk, increase security, and deliver better products and services. Successful companies combine the positive results and reliability of mature software processes with the agility to adapt to changes and new opportunities. This is best accomplished by understanding and embracing the models that best fit organizational needs.
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