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SEI-authorized course “Introduction to CMMI” v1.2, 28-30 November 2007, Sofia

Next course “Introduction to CMMI” ver. 1.2 Staged and Continuous Representation is scheduled for 28-30 November in Sofia. This certificate and registration in SEI database is a must for all members of SCAMPI Class A (official appraisal for CMMI maturity level) team. The course will be delivered by bulgarian instructors, officially authorized by SEI, Carnegie Mellon University.

ESI Center Bulgaria has trained so far 150 top IT specialists presenting 55 companies from Armenia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria.

ESI Center Bulgaria to operate officially under the name ESI CENTER EASTERN EUROPE

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.

Fifth SEI-authorized “Introduction to CMMI” course - delivered by Bulgarian instructors, April 2007

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 Center Bulgaria present in Croatia, April 2007

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 with "SPI – Roadmap to Maturity” in Moldova (13-15.02.2007)

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.

Bulgaria takes its place on CMMI maturity map

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>.

Official SEI-authorized “Introduction to CMMI” course, 18-20 December 2006, Sofia

European Software Institute Center Bulgaria organized the “Introduction to CMMI” course, version 1.2 Staged and Continuous Representation, in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is an official Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University course. The three days event took place from 18th to 20th December. Twelve participants, presenting six companies from Armenia and Bulgaria, have attended the course.

Enrollment campaign for the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program

Stevens Institute of Technology, USA and Sofia University have launched the enrollment campaign for the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program that will be delivered for the second time in Bulgaria. Among the many advantages of the program are the leading know-how in IT management of the world-recognized professors of Stevens Institute and Sofia University, the flexible lecture times on weekends, the opportunity to receive an American Master of Sciences (MSc) degree.

ESI Center Bulgaria has got the spirit of tomorrow, Bilisim, 5 – 10 September, 2006

European Software Institute - Center Bulgaria has participated with its own booth for the first time in CeBIT Eurasia Bilisim. The largest technological exhibition in the region took place in Istanbul.

ESI Center Bulgaria has made a presentation - “Software Process Improvement – Roadmap to Maturity” to introduce CMMI and IT Mark – universally acknowledged methodologies and software engineering standards.

“Turkey highly estimates the quality strategies - three Turkish software companies are already certified on CMMI”, said George Sharkov, ESI Center’s director.

CMMI curriculum seminar, Romania, May 2006

ESI Center Bulgaria supports development of modern curricula for software engineering in Bulgarian Universities. In the framework of this program 7 professors were trained in the official SEI-authorized “Introduction to CMMI” course in July 2005. A group of professors was organised with the objective of CMMI® curricula development and implementation in Bulgarian universities. Following the program the next goal was to promote cooperation and experience exchange between Bulgarian and regional universities in the field of modern software engineering methodologies.