Low-rigour, rapid software process assessments for small software development firms

Cater-Steel, Aileen (2004) Low-rigour, rapid software process assessments for small software development firms. In: 15th Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004), 13-16 April 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

[Abstract]: Rigorous software process improvement (SPI)
assessments are considered by many small software
development firms to be too expensive. This paper
presents the results from a program in which low-rigour,
one-day SPI assessments were offered at no cost to 22
small software development firms.
Analysis shows an association between capability
levels achieved and staff experience and education level.
Also, the process capability of firms varied depending on
the industry sectors targeted by firms.
About eight months after the assessment, the firms
were contacted to arrange a follow-up meeting to
determine the extent to which they had implemented the
recommendations. Analysis of the capability levels at the
time of assessment and later follow-up meeting reveals
that the process improvement program was effective in
improving the process capability of many of these small
software development firms.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 05:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software process improvement, software process assessment
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4612 Software engineering > 461299 Software engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1259

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