Training

VAST-C and SSA offer FAST CMM Training

The SAE Strategic Alliance (SSA) and the U.S. Army Next Generation Software Engineering (Next Gen Software) and Vehicular Advanced Software Technology Consortium (VAST-C) are working together to offer Fast, Affordable, Smart Training, (FAST CMM) on software technologies.

In software development, a mature process follows the Software engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM), which is similar to ISO 9001 requirements for quality management systems in other industries.

FAST CMM training educates engineers how to accommodate significant improvements in organizational practices and higher levels of software development maturity while raising personal professional competencies. The training will enable information technology professionals to immediately improve productivity, while preparing them for the future challenges.

The following FAST CMM workshops will be offered at the SAE offices in Troy, Michigan.

Training Programs
Date: November 13 - 14
Price: VAST-C Members $1,200 - Non Members $1,600
Expected Audience: Managers and Software Process Specialists
Purpose: Cover compliance with Training Program KPA and define additional, mostly technical, training needs for participating companies.

The venue for these training session is TBD:

Process and Software Product Engineering
Date: January 21 - 25, 2002
Price: VAST-C Members $3,000 - Non Members $4,200
Expected Audience: Software Process Specialists, Software Managers and Technical Leads
Purpose: Cover improvements and compliance in the following KPAs using a SEI CMM mapped well defined process case study:
- Organization Process Focus
- Organization Process Definition
- Software Product Engineering

Coordination and Integrated Software Management
Date: February 19 - 20, 2002
Price: VAST-C Members $1,000 - Non Members $1,400
Expected Audience: Software Process Specialists, Software Managers and Software Project Managers
Purpose: Cover improvements, synergy, and compliance in the following KPAs:
- Integrated Software Management
- Inter-group Coordination

For more information, contact Karen R. Fossett at 810.574.8887; e-mail: vast-c@tacom.army.mil; or visit www.vast-c.org.