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Software Engineering Process Groups (SEPGs)


Software Engineering Process Groups are the focal points for improving the processes by which software is developed and that development is managed. Just as the Quality Assurance Department is not responsible for quality, the SEPG is not responsible for process improvement. Rather it is a surface to the organization from the outside, where the outside represents best practices that can be applied inside.

One of our principals, Stan Rifkin, is considered "Mr. SEPG." He ...

  • Co-wrote the Software Engineering Process Group Guide, a technical report of the Software Engineering Institute on what to do everyday to aid process improvement. Click here to download (610Kb ZIPped).
  • Helped to start over 60 SEPGs in organizations.
  • Was the co-chair of the 2002 SEPG Conference. Is a frequent keynoter and presenter. Attended very many of the annual SEPG conferences since 1987.
  • Wrote and delivered "What I would do differently if I wrote the SEPG Guide today." Click here to download (110Kb ZIPped).
  • Helped to implement the Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) concept, where local meetings of SEPG members would be held between SEPG Conferences. Helped to start the first one, in the Washington DC area. Was active with the San Diego SPIN.

SEPG in action


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