Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Murat Yilmaz
Rory O'Connor
Paul Clarke

Subjects

Business

Topics
software quality management iso iec 12207 software smes iso iec 15504 spi software development process software engineering small and medium sized enterprises software process improvement

A hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs: results from ISO/IEC 12207-based SPI assessments (2012)

Abstract In an assessment of software process improvement (SPI) in 15 software small- and –medium-sized enterprises (software SMEs), we applied the broad spectrum of software specific and system context processes in ISO/IEC 12207 to the task of examining SPI in practice. Using the data collected in the study, we developed a four-tiered pyramidal hierarchy of SPI for software SMEs, with processes in the higher tiers undergoing SPI in more companies than processes on lower level tiers. The development of the hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs can facilitate future evolutions of process maturity reference frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 15504, in better supporting software development in software SMEs. Furthermore, the findings extend our body of knowledge concerning the practice of SPI in software SMEs, a large and vital sector of the software development community that has largely avoided the implementation of established process maturity and software quality management standards.
Collections Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO - Project partner authors
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item

Full list of authors on original publication

Murat Yilmaz, Rory O'Connor, Paul Clarke

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Paul Clarke
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