Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement Instructor Training

This three-day course is for those interested in becoming SEI-Certified Instructors of the Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course. This course introduces a method for identifying and defining indicators (i.e., graphical displays) and measures that directly support an organization's business goals related to product development, process improvement, and project management. This instructor training course is composed of lectures and participant presentations of Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course material. Candidate instructors must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the Goal-Driven Measurement method and have effective instructional and facilitation skills. Other required qualifications are specified at

A number of pre-course exercises must be submitted to determine if applicants are prepared to take this course. Accepted candidates must attend the instructor training course and afterward must receive a satisfactory evaluation during an observation by an SEI-qualified instructor while delivering a public course. Certified instructors may teach the Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course within their own organizations or in other organizations, depending on their sponsoring organization's licensing agreement with the SEI.

SEI certification recognizes both current skills and a commitment to an ongoing learning process. An SEI Instructor certification is valid for a period of three years from the award date. In order to qualify for certification renewal, an ongoing commitment to professional growth and personal development must be demonstrated according to SEI guidelines. For more information about certification renewal please visit the SEI Certification Program.

Who should attend?

This training provides an opportunity for experienced trainers and measurement professionals to become SEI-Certified Instructors of the Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course. To be eligible, participants must have the following skills:

  • extensive instructional experience
  • experience in implementing or developing measurement programs
  • experience working in a software engineering environment
  • facilitation skills


  • general approach used in the design of the Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course
  • content overview of each module in the Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course
  • module by module review of concepts or issues to be emphasized while teaching
  • introduction to Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course exercises
  • guidance for outbriefings of Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course exercises, including team coaching, evaluation, and feedback
  • guidance on tailoring the course material to customer requirements


Successful completion of this course will enable participants to
  • understand and be able to present the concepts and issues to be emphasized in each course module
  • provide critiques of Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course exercise results by giving feedback that aligns with and reinforces specific relevant concepts that are integral to the course approach, and that highlights both correct and incorrect application of the method within the specific context of the student exercises
  • respond to methodology questions from Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course students


  • have completed successfully an Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement, Version 6.0 or greater
  • have completed successfully the pre-work GQIM course exercises
  • be sponsored by an SEI Partner organization
  • have completed the application process to become a certified Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement course instructor
  • have signed a Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services document


Participants will receive an Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement student workbook, including instructor notes, in advance of the course in order to prepare for in-class module delivery and exercise facilitation.


Days 1-3, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (U.S. locations)
Days 1-3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (non-U.S. locations)
The last day includes time for individual face-to-face feedback sessions.

Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.

Course Details

Course Fees [USD]

U.S. Industry: $7200

U.S. Government/Academic: $5750

International: $10750

This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites.

Registration is not available for this course without completion of the application process to become an SEI-Certified Instructor for IGDM. Candidates will receive a registration form for this course with the certification acceptance packet.

For More Information

Phone: 412-268-7622