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A software engineering lifecycle standard for very small enterprises

Laporte, Claude and Alexandre, Simon and O'Connor, Rory (2008) A software engineering lifecycle standard for very small enterprises. In: EuroSPI 2008 - European Systems and Software Process Improvement and Innovation, 3-5 September 2008, Dublin, Ireland. ISBN 978-3-540-85936-9

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Industry recognizes that very small enterprises (VSE), that develop parts involving software components are very important to the economy. These parts are often integrated into products of larger enterprises. Failure to deliver a quality product on time and within budget threatens the competitiveness of both organizations. One way to mitigate these risks is to haveall suppliers of a product chain put recognized engineering practices in place. Many international standards and models such as ISO/IEC12207 or CMMI have been developed to capture proven engineering practices. However, these standards were not designed for very small development organizations, those with less than 25 employees, and are consequently difficult to apply in such settings. An ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Working Group has been established to address these difficulties by producing a software engineering standard tailored to VSE.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:ISO; lifecycles; very small enterprises; standards;
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Software Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science 16. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-85936-9
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15256
Deposited On:05 Mar 2010 13:30 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 06 Sep 2010 14:01

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