Cater-Steel, Aileen and Rout, Terry and Toleman, Mark (2006) Short and long-term impacts of SPI in small software firms. In: ACIS 2006: 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Thought, Leadership in IS, 6-8 Dec 2006, Adelaide, South Australia.
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Software process improvement for small firms is a significant challenge. The RAPID method provides a way for small firms to participate in process improvement programs without the enormous expenditures usually associated with such initiatives. There are successes but unfortunately it is not always just software processes that need improvement; business processes are also problematic. This paper reports on an Australian experience with the RAPID method and, in a retrospective, reviews the outcomes for five small firms. Their stories provide a range of experiences, and highlight the concerns in implementing improvements within this class of organisation.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright. Paper 106.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||software development; software process improvement; process assessment; small enterprises; ISO/IEC 15504|
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280300 Computer Software > 280302 Software Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Dr Aileen Cater-Steel|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:48|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:39|
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