Transition Organization

Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis (SEMA), Software Engineering Institute

Representative Dave Zubrow Rita Creel
Address 3118 SEI
4500 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone 412-268-5243 (703) 908-8206
Fax 412-268-5758  
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Qualified Instructors Rita Creel, Dave Zubrow
Instructors in Training  
TWG Members*  

SEMA is a technical initiative at the SEI that provides guidance and expertise in the field of software measurement and analysis. SEMA techniques have helped numerous Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial organizations improve software processes, better predict costs and schedules, and track organizational performance. SEMA provides development and analysis guidance, information resources, and practices that assist the DoD and industry suppliers of software-intensive systems in quantitatively managing and improving their projects, processes, and organizations.

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SEMA members are leading the way in apply­ing Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, Goal-Driven Software Measurement, and other useful measurement techniques. SEMA also provides support for the measurement and analysis process areas of the CMMI® models.

To accomplish this mission, SEMA produces technical reports, tutorials, courses, and online resources related to software measurement. SEMA also collaborates with organizations that wish to establish or improve their measurement activities, investigate the use of innovative analytical techniques on their data, and study the effects of process and technology innovations on software engineering performance.

SEMA courses and workshops include:

  • Implementing Goal-Driven Software Measurement: This course teaches managers and practitioners to define and use goal-driven measures to manage and improve software projects, products, and processes.

  • Managing Software Projects with Metrics: This course shows project managers how measurement can be used to dynamically plan and manage projects.

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Software: This course provides a practical understanding of SPC and the steps associated with effectively implementing and using it to manage and improve software processes.

  • Organizational Performance Measurement: This half-day tutorial introduces managers and executives to software measurement concepts.

For further reading about SEMA’s work, please see:

® CMM and CMMI are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.

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*Not all of the TWG members from the organization are listed. Those listed have been significantly involved with the PSM project in the last 2 years and/or have been qualified to teach previous versions of PSM.

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