--Software Engineering Institute Workshop-- Offered by the Abelia Corporation
instructor's knowledge and organization, his ability to express ideas, and his interaction
with the students were all excellent."
F.W. (Bill) Hafner, Ph.D., Manager - Systems Engineering, Tybrin Corp.
was highly relevant to my work and it met my expectations. It was excellently organized.
Frank Farrell, Staff Engineer, QUALCOMM
cent or more of the workshop subject matter was relevant to me. The 'why-why' analysis and
the overall model will be particularly useful."
Lorna Tyler, Training Manager, Crownlife Canada
Manual operations by people constitute a major component of many new systems.
Consequently, when a new software product or technology is introduced into an
organization, it often happens that significant changes must occur in that organization to
ensure successful adoption. Individuals or teams with responsibility for introducing new
technologies may have general project management skills but be unfamiliar with how to plan
the people side of a successful introduction. This workshop is basic training for these
software change agents in the people part of change. It introduces them to the concept
that technology transition situations can and should be viewed and managed as a
This workshop draws heavily on practical experiences introducing technology to support key process areas of the Capability Maturity Model® (CMM®) for Software. The workshop provides streamlined, practical guidance for planning the introduction of new software engineering products or technology in organizations. Participants learn what is needed to guide and facilitate a predictable and systematic change effort that reduces impact on schedule and productivity and enables easier management of risks caused by new tools or technology.
The key activities in software technology introduction are defined and described, with extensive examples and exercises. A case study to consolidate participants' understanding wraps up the day.
After completing the workshop, participants understand the basics of being an effective
change agent, including roles and tasks, and can work more effectively and efficiently to
plan and manage technology-related change.
2. Planning and Implementing Technology Change as a (Sub)Project
3. Case Study
4. Case Study Reports
Materials? Students receive the SEI handout materials for the course (which includes copies of the instructor's slides, in-class exercises, a case study, and bibliographies), a copy of The Dance of Change by Peter Senge et al. (Currency/Doubleday: New York, 1999), additional Abelia Corporation handouts, and an SEI Certificate of Completion. All handouts are prepared and distributed by Abelia Corporation in compliance with our strict standards for quality.
Who Should Take the Workshop? This workshop can benefit software developers and managers acting as change agents, as well as those who play a key role in introducing software tools, methods, and processes into their software development and evolution processes. Related job descriptions might include: members of adoption teams or software engineering process groups (SEPGs), process action teams, technical working groups, or management steering groups, and change agents kicking off new improvement teams.
Duration? The workshop takes one full day.
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