Challenging the IT education in Bulgaria:                        joint program with 7 Bulgarian universities              ...
Needs to be Addressed         • Lack of systematic content and practice in lecturing           management subjects for gra...
Major Competence Gaps                   Survey for South-Eastern Europe                   (8 countries, RCI/USAID)        ...
SEMP: S OFTWARE E NGINEERING M ANAGEMENT P ROGRAM                    In partnership with                                  ...
SEMP Objectives          • Increase IT industry competitiveness          • Modernize IT education through specialized IT  ...
SEMP Core Areas                                           Academic format                                    Executive (in...
T-t-T & Qualification Paths        • Academic courses transfers (CMU, SCS/ISR): 4-6 (2          completed, in pilot phase)...
Implementation Approach         •         Courses/profiles/programs                    o regular students + “academic” cou...
Pilot Courses Feedback                                                               Student opinion                      ...
Professional qualification profiles (IT jobs, e-CF)   = executive “mini-diploma”       SW Development Team Manager/Leader ...
Universities & SEMP Partners                                                                                              ...
Specific: Focus on Cyber Security    Closing gaps & develop good                                                          ...
Compliances (1):e-CF, EQF, ECVET…                                                                  ENABLE                 ...
Compliances (2): European ICT profiles                                                                       [“Towards Eur...
Compliances (3):        Personal competences versus organizational models:                                       the paral...
IT is the job market to be in now- right?               700                        1000 jobs               600            ...
Other compliances…                   Thank you!                   George Sharkov, PhD                   Managing Director ...
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  1. 1. Challenging the IT education in Bulgaria: joint program with 7 Bulgarian universities and Carnegie Mellon Moldova ICT Summit 2012, 16-17 May 2012, Chisinau, Moldova George Sharkov, PhD Managing Director European Software Institute Center Eastern Europe gesha@esicenter.bgSEMP: S OFTWARE E NGINEERING M ANAGEMENT P ROGRAM In partnership withwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  2. 2. Needs to be Addressed • Lack of systematic content and practice in lecturing management subjects for graduate high education courses (bachelors and masters) • Bridging research & academy to industry • Need for internationally recognized and contemporary qualification position (master degree) in ICT engineering and management • Innovations management deficit – demand for and readiness to absorb effective stimulation environment and research schools in challenging areas of ICTwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  3. 3. Major Competence Gaps Survey for South-Eastern Europe (8 countries, RCI/USAID) 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 Strategic Operational Project Software PI ICT Services PI Information Vendor specific University Management Management Management Security Interested to develop Developedwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  4. 4. SEMP: S OFTWARE E NGINEERING M ANAGEMENT P ROGRAM In partnership with American University Faculty of Mathematics in Bulgaria and Informatics With the support of: Министерство на образованието, младежта и наукатаwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  5. 5. SEMP Objectives • Increase IT industry competitiveness • Modernize IT education through specialized IT management components in 3 areas: o Engineering/Technology o Processes & Organization Management o Business • Validated by industry profiles (e.g. team/project/product managers for CMMI ML2 organizations) • Change style of teaching in BG, adopt the “student centric approach”www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  6. 6. SEMP Core Areas Academic format Executive (intensive) format Enabling Management Business Technology (processes) (engineering) Deciding What to Organizational Strategy (BSC) Design (Process) Management Digitized Ecosystems (Software) Team/Personal Process Economic Analysis Requirements Management Financial Accounting Architectures Markets & Sales Advanced Technology Quantitative PM Negotiation Secure coding Statistics for IT Communication for IT Project/Program managers Cloud computing, Management virtualization, etcwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  7. 7. T-t-T & Qualification Paths • Academic courses transfers (CMU, SCS/ISR): 4-6 (2 completed, in pilot phase) • Professional courses (CMU, SEI) – transfer + academic adaptation: 8 (5 completed, piloting) • Augmented/improved or developed local courses: 6-8 (piloting, “mentored” by ESI, SEI, CMU) --- Methodology: • Student centric approach • Sync content, terminology (world standard), cross- links • Practicum/project work: innovations and entrepreneurship (real industry project, “start-up”)www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  8. 8. Implementation Approach • Courses/profiles/programs o regular students + “academic” courses o executive/intensive courses (or mix) • Incremental development o Early pilot courses o Needs assessment & content refinement (curriculum first draft) o Enhanced Existing Master Programs (validated profiles, >4-6 SEMP courses) o SEMP master profile (inter-university) • Project-based study o 2/3 integrated content (academic + professional, 3 focus areas) o 1/3 practical project (“start-up” spirit, Learn by doing + mentorship) • Monitor Quality & Continuous Improvement (incl. professors and students exchange, PhD, R&D) – SEI/ISR, CMU + EU partnerswww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  9. 9. Pilot Courses Feedback Student opinion (> 300 students, 3 pilot courses) 1 min 2 3max 4 5 opinion before attending 3.4 opinion after course 4.7 useful for current work 4.0 useful for future career 4.6 when choosing work 4.0www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  10. 10. Professional qualification profiles (IT jobs, e-CF) = executive “mini-diploma” SW Development Team Manager/Leader IT Services Manager/Leader SW Quality Manager SW Architect / Designer SW Business Manager/Leaderwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  11. 11. Universities & SEMP Partners Institutionalizing ESI CEE-SEMP project (ABF, USAID) SEMP TQ Center [Training & Qualification] Content and Train-the-Trainer Advanced Cyber Security Lab curriculum development [professors & trainers qualification] Trainings [Mission: Prevention]Academic: Business/ex Methodology Individual Qualification Professional Practicum Training : Threat Awareness-courses ecutive student- qualification accreditation courses (Studio Secure analysis profiles: centric & maintenance (advanced course) & Coding:-MS - Cyber- approach accreditation training) Internship C, C++, Jav Vulnerabiliti Defense-SEMP MS Continuous paths a (CERT) education program es - “Business” Business diploma CERT-RMM Continuity (resilience)www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  12. 12. Specific: Focus on Cyber Security Closing gaps & develop good Generic Model to code: Manage and Assess Secure Coding Standards the Operational Resilience [languages + compilers] [Information Security, Security Business Continuity]www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  13. 13. Compliances (1):e-CF, EQF, ECVET… ENABLE Dimension 3 PLAN BUILD RUN e-Competence proficiency levels e-1 to e-5, related to EQF levels 3-8 MANAGE Dimension 2 36 Competences http://profilingtool.ecompetences.eu/www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  14. 14. Compliances (2): European ICT profiles [“Towards European e-Job Profiles (2010-2012)”, based on the e-CF www.ecompetences.eu ] Business Technology Chief Information Officer Account Manager IS ManagerIncreasing complexity and autonomy IS Consultant Business Analyst Enterprise Architect Business IS Manager Project Manager IS Security Manager Network Specialist Auditor/QA Manager Service Manager Systems Analyst IS Security Specialist Database Specialist ICT Trainer Systems Administrator Tests Specialist Technical Specialist Multimedia Designer Developer Service Desk Agent 14www.esicenter.bg www.ecompetences.eu compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  15. 15. Compliances (3): Personal competences versus organizational models: the parallel jungle? ITIL ISO 20000 Lifelong Learning ICT Certification in Action (CEN): Towards a Convergence and Harmonization Certification • maps of ICT certifications stakeholders • positioning e-certifications with e-CF (v2) and EQF, Training • bridging certifications with education Job/ Education Work www.ict-certification-in-europe.euwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  16. 16. IT is the job market to be in now- right? 700 1000 jobs 600 500 Turbo Knowledge 400 Investing in the Future 300 Back to Normal 200 Tradition Wins Stagnation 100 0 -100 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Foresight study anticipates that the EU labour market may face an excess demand of 384,000 ICT practitioners by 2015 http://www.eskills-monitor.eu/documents/Meskills%20Scenario%20and%20Foresight%20report_final.pdfwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by
  17. 17. Other compliances… Thank you! George Sharkov, PhD Managing Director European Software Institute Center Eastern Europe gesha@esicenter.bgwww.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by excellence www.esicenter.bg compete by

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