Elements of Software Process Assessment ImprovementElements of Software Process Assessment Improvement

This book describes in detail the process improvement cycle, including diagnosing an organization, establishing a business case, changing elements within a process, and evaluating the impact of these changes.

Author: Khaled El Emam

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press

ISBN: 0818685239


Page: 398

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Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement reviews current assessment practices, experiences, and new research trends in software process improvement. The newly revised chapters are expanded from articles that appeared in SPN, The Software Process Newsletter of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Software Engineering (TCSE). This book describes in detail the process improvement cycle, including diagnosing an organization, establishing a business case, changing elements within a process, and evaluating the impact of these changes. These elements are divided into four parts providing a comprehensive view of the software process improvement field. The first part describes contemporary models that are used to evaluate an organization's processes and capabilities. The next covers the business case for assessment and improvement by providing ample evidence that demonstrates possible improvements as well as evidence of assessment reliability. Part three provides application guidance covering critical success factors including tools and techniques. The final portion covers important and exciting developments that enhance process improvement tools and the reader's understanding of organizational processes in practice. These four elements answer the needs of individuals involved in software process improvement as well as those involved in basic and applied research. Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement is an invaluable source of practical information for software process professionals.

Software Process Improvement and Capability DeterminationSoftware Process Improvement and Capability Determination

In: Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement, PROFES (2001) 3. Paulk, M.C., Weber, C., Chrissis, M.B.: The Capability Maturity Model for Software. In: Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement, ...

Author: Rory O'Connor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642212321


Page: 247

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE 2011, held in Dublin, Ireland, in May/June 2011. The 15 revised full papers presented and 15 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on process modelling and assessment, safety and security, medi SPICE, high maturity, implementation and improvement.

Emphasizing Distributed SystemsEmphasizing Distributed Systems

Bootstrap; fine-tuning process assessment. IEEE Software, July, pp. 25–35. [42] Steinen, H. (1999). Software process assessment and improvement: 5 years of experiences with Bootstrap. In Elements of Software Process Assessment and ...


Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080544809


Page: 350

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As the computer industry moves into the 21st century, the long-running Advances in Computers is ready to tackle the challenges of the new century with insightful articles on new technology, just as it has since 1960 in chronicling the advances in computer technology from the last century. As the longest-running continuing series on computers, Advances in Computers presents those technologies that will affect the industry in the years to come. In this volume, the 53rd in the series, we present 8 relevant topics. The first three represent a common theme on distributed computing systems -using more than one processor to allow for parallel execution, and hence completion of a complex computing task in a minimal amount of time. The other 5 chapters describe other relevant advances from the late 1990s with an emphasis on software development, topics of vital importance to developers today- process improvement, measurement and legal liabilities. Key Features * Longest running series on computers * Contains eight insightful chapters on new technology * Gives comprehensive treatment of distributed systems * Shows how to evaluate measurements * Details how to evaluate software process improvement models * Examines how to expand e-commerce on the Web * Discusses legal liabilities in developing software—a must-read for developers

Systems Software and Services Process ImprovementSystems Software and Services Process Improvement

Also, conducting process assessments led to a better alignment of organization's business goals and the goals of process improvement. Based on Weiss et al. [18], process assessment is a criteria-oriented process where the software ...

Author: Rory V. Connor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642222054


Page: 309

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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th EuroSPI conference, held in Roskilde, Denmark, in June 2011. The 18 revised full papers presented together with 9 key notes were carefully reviewed and selected. They are organized in topical sections on SPI and assessments; SPI and implementation; SPI and improvement methods; SPI organization; SPI people/ teams; SPI and reuse; selected key notes for SPI implementation.

Software Process Improvement and Management Approaches and Tools for Practical DevelopmentSoftware Process Improvement and Management Approaches and Tools for Practical Development

software process assessment with respect to various standards is that a smart organization can use the assessment as ... this important process would indicate that there are three (3) main elements: Software Process Assessment = Model + ...

Author: Fauzi, Shukor Sanim Mohd

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613501429


Page: 284

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Over the past decade, there has been an increase in attention and focus on the discipline of software engineering. Software engineering tools and techniques have been developed to gain more predictable quality improvement results. Process standards such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), ISO 9000, Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Agile Methodologies, and others have been proposed to assist organizations to achieve more predictable results by incorporating these proven standards and procedures into their software process. Software Process Improvement and Management: Approaches and Tools for Practical Development offers the latest research and case studies on software engineering and development. The production of new process standards assist organizations and software engineers in adding a measure of predictability to the software process. Companies can gain a decisive competitive advantage by applying these new and theoretical methodologies in real-world scenarios. Researchers, scholars, practitioners, students, and anyone interested in the field of software development and design should access this book as a major compendium of the latest research in the field.

Successful Software DevelopmentSuccessful Software Development

Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement . Los Alamitos , CA : IEEE Computer Society Press , 1999 . This 384 - page book is a collection of seventeen articles ( each article is a chapter ) on the current ( as of the mid ...

Author: Scott E. Donaldson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130868264


Page: 745

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Rev. ed. of: Cultivating successful software development. c1997.

Product Focused Software Process ImprovementProduct Focused Software Process Improvement

... MADHAVJI, N.H. (eds), Elements of Software Process Assessment & Improvement,1 ed., capítulo 7, Los Alamitos, California, USA, IEEE Computer Society (1999). 9. Christie, A.M.: Software Process Automation. 1ed. Springer-Verlag (1995).

Author: Frank Bomarius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540448136


Page: 388

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The Third International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2001) continued the success of the PROFES’99 and PROFES 2000 conferences. PROFES 2001 was organized in Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 10 13, 2001. The PROFES conference has its roots in the PROFES Esprit project (http://www.ele.vtt.fi/profes/), but it quickly evolved into a full fledged general purpose conference in 1999 and since then it has gained wide spread international popularity. As in previous years, the main theme of PROFES 2001 was professional software process improvement (SPI) motivated by product and service quality needs. SPI is facilitated by software process assessment, software measurement, process modeling, and technology transfer and has become a practical tool for quality software engineering and management. The conference addresses both the solutions found in practice as well as relevant research results from academia. The purpose of the conference is to bring to light the most recent findings and results in the area and to stimulate discussion between the researchers, experienced professionals, and technology providers for SPI.

Software Process ImprovementSoftware Process Improvement

the subsequent publication of what has been called ISO/IEC 29110 Software Engineering - Lifecycle Profiles for VSE [5], ... defines five components: (i) a process called PmCOMPETISOFT, (ii) a methodology for software process assessment ...

Author: Rory O'Connor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642041334


Page: 225

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This textbook is intended for SPI (software process improvement) managers and - searchers, quality managers, and experienced project and research managers. The papers constitute the research proceedings of the 16th EuroSPI (European Software Process Improvement, www.eurospi.net) conference held in Alcala (Madrid region), September 2–4, 2009, Spain. Conferences have been held since 1994 in Dublin, 1995 in Vienna (Austria), 1997 in Budapest (Hungary), 1998 in Gothenburg (Sweden), 1999 in Pori (Finland), 2000 in Copenhagen (Denmark), 2001 in Limerick (Ireland), 2002 in Nuremberg (G- many), 2003 in Graz (Austria), 2004 in Trondheim (Norway), 2005 in Budapest (Hungary), 2006 in Joensuu (Finland), 2007 in Potsdam (Germany), 2008 in Dublin (Ireland), and 2009 in Alcala (Spain). EuroSPI established an experience library (library.eurospi.net) which will be conti- ously extended over the next few years and will be made available to all attendees. EuroSPI also created an umbrella initiative for establishing a European Qualification Network in which different SPINs and national initiatives join mutually beneficial collaborations (ECQA – European Certification and Qualification Association, www.ecqa.org). With a general assembly during October 15–16, 2007 through Euro-SPI partners and networks, in collaboration with the European Union (supported by the EU L- nardo da Vinci Programme) a European certification association has been created (www.eu-certificates.org, www.ecqa.org) for the IT and services sector to offer SPI knowledge and certificates to industry, establishing close knowledge transfer links between research and industry.

Software Design and Development Concepts Methodologies Tools and ApplicationsSoftware Design and Development Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Software process assessment is designed to formulate an improvement strategy based on the views and perceptions of ... this important process would indicate that there are three (3) main elements: Software Process Assessment = Model + ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466643024


Page: 2348

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Innovative tools and techniques for the development and design of software systems are essential to the problem solving and planning of software solutions. Software Design and Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications brings together the best practices of theory and implementation in the development of software systems. This reference source is essential for researchers, engineers, practitioners, and scholars seeking the latest knowledge on the techniques, applications, and methodologies for the design and development of software systems.

Business Component Based Software EngineeringBusiness Component Based Software Engineering

combines the four major concepts of CBD, object-oriented development, software process assessment and software process improvement. It focuses on the processes, technology and quality in software development using component-based ...

Author: Franck Barbier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461511755


Page: 272

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Business Component-Based Software Engineering, an edited volume, aims to complement some other reputable books on CBSE, by stressing how components are built for large-scale applications, within dedicated development processes and for easy and direct combination. This book will emphasize these three facets and will offer a complete overview of some recent progresses. Projects and works explained herein will prompt graduate students, academics, software engineers, project managers and developers to adopt and to apply new component development methods gained from and validated by the authors. The authors of Business Component-Based Software Engineering are academic and professionals, experts in the field, who will introduce the state of the art on CBSE from their shared experience by working on the same projects. Business Component-Based Software Engineering is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering.