Process Improvement in Four Small Software Companies

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Process Improvement in Four Small Software Companies
For many small software companies, full-scale software process improvement (SPI) initiatives are often out of reach due to prohibitive costs and lack of SPI knowledge. However, to compete in the global market, software developers must improve their productivity, time to market and customer satisfaction. As part of an Australian National Industry Improvement Program, Software Engineering Australia (Qld) sponsored a process improvement program in which 26 of its member companies participated. A RAPID assessment method, based on SPiCE (ISO 15504), was developed and applied by researchers from the Software Quality Institute. As well as detailing the RAPID assessment method, this paper presents findings from the process improvement program as experienced by four small software companies. For each company, the initial assessment findings are presented followed by the outcome of the recommendations, as determined by follow-up meetings. The discussion which follows compares the capability of ...
Aileen Cater-Steel
Added 23 Aug 2010
Updated 23 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2001
Authors Aileen Cater-Steel
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