Global Workforce Development Projects in Software Engineering
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Two projects now underway have the potential to significantly improve the worldwide software engineering workforce. The Integrated Software and Systems Engineering Curriculum Project ISSEC recently published Graduate Software Engineering 2009 GSwE2009 Curriculum Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering. Initially sponsored by DoD with over 40 authors, the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery now maintain and evolve GSwE2009 with support from the International Council on Systems Engineering INCOSE. The second project, Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering BKCASE, is creating two products a body of knowledge for systems engineering and guidelines for a professional masters degree in systems engineering. Both the body of knowledge and the reference curriculum will incorporate software engineering as appropriate, to reflect the critical importance that software plays in modern systems. DoD, INCOSE, IEEE Systems Council, and IEEE Computer Society Educational Activities Board support and participate in BKCASE. Together, the products of ISSEC and BKCASE should accelerate the collaboration and potential integration of the systems and software engineering workforces. Improvements in the software engineering workforce that support the DoD and its contractor community depend, in part, on the strength of community agreements on how to educate, guide, inform, evaluate, and certify the workforce.
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