(Also look at Essays on Software Engineering Management)
The people involved are people just like you. The focus of their career training has shifted to self-learning and growth. Their only apparent common experience is attendance at PSL and Change Shop. However, there is a common motivation: to expand beyond their current limitations. This is the secret of their “incentives” – they come from within.
Each member of the group is a leader of software engineering (line or staff, by whatever title) or in some closely related position.
Participants share the desire to develop into the leaders of the growing and changing profession of software engineering.
Organizations will benefit because the SEM group is designed for maximum take-home application.
Participants often use the SEM group to create a support group for organizational changes they are undertaking.
Organizations represented in SEM 94 through SEM 97 include:
American Express Financial
Cincinnati Bell Information Services
First Data Resources
Knowles Schmitz Consulting
Los Alamos National Laboratories
Lucent Bell Laboratories
Norwest Technical Services
Pacific Bell Information Services
Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
The Strategic Advantage
Universal Underwriters Insurance
Jerry Weinberg is the principal faculty member.
For each group, one or more members of prior groups is invited to join Jerry as an assistant.
Also, from time to time, Jerry invites guest faculty members, according to the needs of the group.