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September 22, 2010

Semat and Plans Next Few Weeks

Filed under: Software Engineering Method & Theory (SEMAT) — pemcmahon @ 4:15 pm

This past week in a Semat Universal track meeting I mentioned to Ivar Jacobson that nothing seems to excite people more about Semat than the idea of being able to get help comparing practices and methods and making better decisions for their own project situations. 

 This week I am preparing for the 3rd Semat Workshop to be held in Milan, Italy September 29-October 1.  After the Milan Workshop I will be giving a series of presentations in Northeastern United States to help more people understand the potential of Semat. 

 The following planned talk is open to the public and I encourage anyone who has an interest in learning more about Semat to attend.  There will be an open question and answer period following my talk.   

 I will be speaking at the Golisano College Auditorium (building 70, 1400) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from 1:00PM to 2:30PM on Friday, October 22nd in Rochester, New York.  

 Title of Talk:  How Semat Can Change the Future of Software Engineering: A Personal Reflection

 About the Talk:  In this presentation I will explain the goals of Semat, how Semat is trying to achieve these goals, and how Semat relates to other industry initiatives such as the SEI’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), popular software methods, such as Agile Methods, and international standards such as ISO and SPICE. 

 Case study examples documented in my new book, “Integrating CMMI and Agile Development: Case Studies and Proven Techniques For Faster Performance Improvement,” will be referenced as proof key Semat goals are achievable, and can substantially reduce future software development costs. 

I will also  provide examples demonstrating why Semat is needed today, and how Semat can change how we prepare future software professionals for the challenges they will face.   

Hope to see you there!

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