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JSW 2011 Vol.6(4): 636-642 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.4.636-642

STP-CMM: A Grading Practice Capability Maturity Model for Software Talent Cultivation

Tao Wu, Feng Ning, Lai-Yuan Xiao, Chuan-Bo Chen
School of Software Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Abstract—Nowadays in China, there is a huge gap between the capability of newly graduate students and that required by software industry, which caused a severe supply-demand contradiction between universities and software industry. To solve this problem, this paper proposed a novel practice capability maturity model for software talent cultivation (STP-CMM). It consists of four levels: Awareness Level, Curriculum Level, Project Level and Enterprise Level, which represent a path of continuous improvement for those universities who want to gradually improve the practice capability of their students. STP-CMM has been running for years in the Software Engineering Discipline of Software College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), the results have shown that STP-CMM is of great instructive significance to the practice capability training of software talent.

Index Terms—software talent, practice system, practice capability, key process area, career ability

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Cite: Tao Wu, Feng Ning, Lai-Yuan Xiao, Chuan-Bo Chen, "STP-CMM: A Grading Practice Capability Maturity Model for Software Talent Cultivation," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 636-642, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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