Higher CMM levels attained by QA certified software developers

Cater-Steel, Aileen and Fitzgerald, Edmond P. (1998) Higher CMM levels attained by QA certified software developers. In: International Software Process Improvement, Research and Education Conference (INSPIRE '98), Sept 1998, London, U.K..


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[Abstract]: This paper addresses the question: is higher capability maturity associated with adoption of Quality Assurance (QA) certification? To assess the extent of adoption of third-party QA certification by Australian software developers, a survey of 1,000 software developers was recently conducted. The questionnaire also included an assessment of their capability maturity based on the capability maturity model (CMM). Cynics who criticise the value of QA certification may be surprised by the strong association found between adoption of QA certification and capability maturity.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 01:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capability maturity model, CMM, software quality assurance, total quality management, ISO 9000
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1274

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