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

Core SEI Values


  • We expect excellence from ourselves in all that we do, every day.
  • We hire and develop superb and diverse talent.
  • We continually grow in knowledge, experience, and service.
  • We're leaders in our industry and professional communities.


  • We work together to merit the trust of our customers and colleagues.
  • We are who we say we are–we are driven by our mission, do what we say and say what we do.
  • We treat our customers and each other with respect, fairness, honesty and dignity.
  • We hold ourselves accountable for practicing our values.


  • We take informed risks, attacking hard problems and helping solve customer challenges.
  • We build external capability and capacity, establish and lead communities of interest and transition knowledge through publications, standards, courses, and other avenues.


  • We integrate across our disciplines to bring our customers high impact solutions.
  • We are collaborative and inclusive, and we respect the diverse contributions of each person to the team's success.
  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly.


  • We are passionate about our work and operate at the speed of advancing technology.
  • We recognize our customers' challenges and operate at their tempo.