Book Chapter


Rory O'Connor
Antonio de Amescua Seco
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
Mary-Luz Sanchez-Gordon



small and medium sized enterprises route to small to medium sized enterprises software development software engineering management of computing and information systems software process improvement software management

The Route to software process improvement in small and medium-sized enterprises (2016)

Abstract The software development industry is dominated by a myriad of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The main goal of this chapter is to provide a characterization of SMEs based on previous studies. It also includes an overview of a number of software process models and software process improvement (SPI) models, which are aimed at assisting SMEs in improving the way they develop software. Furthermore, this chapter discusses the extent of SPI approaches published in the literature as a way to understand the particular context and some of the major challenges faced. From there, we propose an approach to integrate software process practices. This proposal is based on the results of our study on this topic carried out in small software companies. It is focused on what small organizations could actually do, more than on what they are currently practicing.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Book Section
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering

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Rory O'Connor, Antonio de Amescua Seco, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Mary-Luz Sanchez-Gordon

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Rory O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 197
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 10
Mary-Luz Sanchez-Gordon
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 5