One of the key points of the mission of the Hungarian Software Engineering Institute (HUSEI) is to create and maintain an adaptive environment for the effective transfer of knowledge and skills to improve the software engineering capabilities of industry and academia in Hungary according to actively monitored industry needs.
A key part of the knowledge transfer performed by HUSEI is based on its partnership with ESI@net, a world-wide network of partners of the European Software Institute (ESI) promoting ESI services and products including training courses and tutorials.
ESI’s broad training portfolio
allows our customers to progress from an introduction to SPI topics to
more advanced specialised courses that deal with the diagnosis and
implementation of SPI-based programmes. The training services cater
for the software engineer working as a programmer, systems analyst, quality
staff, SPI champion, project leader or manager of a team of engineers.
The training courses and tutorials are available through two different channels:
The Open Training Programme
This programme offers training to the open market at specified times and locations. Most courses on the programme are developed and delivered by ESI staff, or by selected organisations in collaboration with ESI.
In-Company Training Service
This service is specifically
targeted to those organisations that wish to train a large number of staff
in a selected course or set of courses. We can deliver the complete training
package on demand within a reasonable turn-around period. The package includes
the course materials, presentation slides, course instructor and a reliable
feedback mechanism that ensures the customer has achieved its objectives.
Introductory and advanced technical courses on the key models and assessment
Introduction to Software Process Improvement (2 days)
The basic concepts in the area of software process improvement and assessment, how they relate to each other and the differences between them.
Introduction to the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) (3 days)
In-depth training on the technical aspects of the CMM that is fully approved by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and is a prerequisite for the Capability Maturity Model® Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI) Lead Assessor Training.
SPICE (ISO/IEC 15504) Training (5 days)
Intensive training on the SPICE (ISO/IEC 15504) model, with a strong emphasis on the practice of assessment tasks. The first step to becoming a qualified SPICE (ISO/IEC 15504) assessor.
The Benefits of Reuse (2 days)
Training in the use of product-line
based reuse within an organisation demonstrating how an SPI plan, based
on reuse, can directly benefit the business objectives of your organisation.
High-level tutorials target the senior managers of software-intensive organisations (SIO). The objective of a tutorial is to present Software Process Improvement in a language that the Senior Manager or the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) can relate to in real business terms.
The tutorials intend to convince senior managers of the benefits of adopting a particular SPI technology, and to clearly demonstrate the benefits of SPI with case studies and real life examples. The tutorials are a mechanism to get the essential sponsorship at the right level in an SIO. This is a key precondition of the success of any SPI programme.
The duration of tutorials is: 4 – 6 hours.
The structure covers the following types of questions a senior manager may have before launching an SPI programme:
The Software Capability Maturity
Model for Senior Managers tutorial provides software organisations with
guidance on how to gain control of their processes for developing and maintaining
software and how to evolve toward a culture of software engineering
and management excellence.