SECC releases latest edition of the Software Progress Improvement Guide to serve Arab software companies
GITEX 2006 witnesses the launch of a new set of services presented by the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) affiliated to the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), which aims at giving consultation services in the fields of Personal Software Process (PSP) and Team Software Process (TSP), which are considered advanced methods for professionals working in software companies. SECC is also releasing the latest edition of Software Progress Improvement Guide (SPIG) to act as a reference that software companies cannot do without if they want to obtain international accredited licenses and certificates.
Dr. Gamal Mohamed Ali, SECC Chairman, says that visitors of the SECC booth in GITEX 2006 will be able to see the latest editions of the SPIG. "It is a purely Egyptian guide and we have all its copy rights and royalties," explains Dr. Ali. This guide was invented by the center's experts to assist software companies that seek to develop their performance. The guide is considered an integrated map that starts with software companies from the stage of initial evaluation to the company's level including all technical and technological matters for the production of software and solutions with international standards and quality.
As for the Personal Software Process (PSP) and Team Software Process (TSP) certificates, Dr Ali clarified that with companies' moving towards the search for international accredited licenses and certificates for their software like the CMMI accreditation, a new global approach appeared and spread widely pertaining to raising the competency of people working in the software field. Such people have the responsibility of developing and designing new applications and solutions upon their shoulders. The SECC, in collaboration with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), organizes training courses for individuals and groups in software companies using the PSP and TSP models, in addition to helping individuals obtain specialized certificates in the same field, which are to certify accurate works systems either for individuals or work groups or teams.
The Software Engineering Competence Center has announced its participation in GITEX 2006 in the framework of an ambitious plan to expand services rendered by the center to assist software companies operating in the Middle East and Africa. The SECC is considered the first of its kind in the region to sign an international partnership deal with the SEI, giving SECC the opportunity to offer consultation, assessment, and accreditation services pertaining to the CMMI, the highest international certificate to be obtained by software companies.
The Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC), established in 2001, is considered the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa that offers specialized services to software companies as it provides all consultation and assessment as well as accreditation services while setting measuring standards for the industry. The SECC is affiliated to the ITIDA and employs a group of specialized experts who have the highest certifications in software engineering. The center is keen on strengthening cooperation and partnership relations with a wide and vast number of its counterparts like the SEI in the USA and the ESI, as well as a growing number of multinational and Local IT and communication companies. And since its inception, the center has offered its services to more than 400 Egyptian companies and has trained well over 5000 specialists, and it is looking to expanding its services to include regional markets.
For more information please visit www.secc.org.eg, or call (202) 5345201.
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