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Understanding the perception of very small software companies towards the adoption of process standards

Basri, Shuib and O'Connor, Rory (2010) Understanding the perception of very small software companies towards the adoption of process standards. In: 17th European Conference, EuroSPI 2010, 1-3 Sept 2010, Grenoble, France. ISBN 978-3-642-15666-3

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This paper is concerned with understanding the issues that affect the adoption of software process standards by Very Small Entities (VSEs), there needs from process standards and there willingness to engage with the new ISO/IEC 29110 standard in particular. In order to achieve this goal, a series of industry data collection studies were undertaken with a collection of VSEs. A twin track approach of a qualitative data collection (interviews and focus groups) and quantitative data collection (questionnaire), with data analysis being completed separately and finally results merged, using the coding mechanisms of grounded theory. This paper serves as a roadmap for both researchers wishing to understand the issues of process standards adoption by very small companies and also for the software process standards community.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:SPI; VSE; process standards; ISO/IEC 29110
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:Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science 99. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-15666-3
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Copyright Information:© 2010 Springer-Verlag. The original publication is available at
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16104
Deposited On:24 Jun 2011 15:52 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 24 Jun 2011 15:52

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