Three years after the start, ESI Center Bulgaria is officially authorized to operate under the name ESI CENTER EASTERN EUROPE. During the meeting with media representatives Elena Schaiedt, director in European Software Institute (Spain), handed a certificate to ESI Center Bulgaria director George Sharkov to verify the Center had successfully completed the know-how transfer and had the capacity to offer services and operate under its new name.
ESI Center Bulgaria has organized the fifth “Introduction to CMMI” course, version 1.2 Staged and Continuous Representation, in Sofia. Twenty participants, presenting 8 companies from Macedonia and Bulgaria, have attended the official Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University course. All trained are leading IT specialists, presenting the core staff of their companies - Nemetschek, Antipodes, Musala, Soft Innovations, Tumbleweed, David Holding and Inet. All of them obtained a certificate, registered in SEI database.
ESI Centers’ Managing Director George Sharkov was invited to deliver a two-hour workshop on Software Process Improvement – a Roadmap to Maturity in Rijeka, Croatia. More than 20 people took the challenge and attended the workshop the early Friday afternoon in the City hall building. They were presenting 5 IT intensive companies, two universities, two Governmental agencies and the USAID program.
ESI Center Bulgaria began its 2007 regional activity with the “Software Process Improvement – Roadmap to Maturity” seminar in Republic of Moldova.
24 participants from 16 organizations attended the event. They were mainly presenting leading IT companies like Endava, Deeplace, AlfaXP, Soft Com, Rit Labs, Allied Testing, Intexnauca and more. Representatives of the local donor programs in the field of ICT also took part in the seminar.
ESI Center Bulgaria and the software company Multiprocessor Systems <A title="MPS" href="http://www.mps.bg/" target=_blank>MPS</A> have put Southeastern Europe on the CMMI map of software maturity. MPS is the first in the Region that has obtained CMMI, SCAMPI A certificate after the appraisal completed on Nov 23, 2006 and published on <A title="SEI official site" href="http://sas.sei.cmu.edu/pars/pars.aspx" target=_blank>SEI official site</A>.