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Harnessing ISO/IEC 12207 to examine the extent of SPI activity in an organisation

Clarke, Paul and O'Connor, Rory (2010) Harnessing ISO/IEC 12207 to examine the extent of SPI activity in an organisation. In: 17th European Software Process Improvement Conference, 1-3 Sept 2010, Grenoble, France. ISBN 978-3-642-15666-3

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The quality of the software development process directly affects the quality of the software product. To be successful, software development organisations must respond to changes in technology and business circumstances, and therefore software process improvement (SPI) is required. SPI activity relates to any modification that is performed to the software process in order to improve an aspect of the process. Although multiple process assessments could be employed to examine SPI activity, they present an inefficient tool for such an examination. This paper presents an overview of a new survey-based resource that utilises the process reference model in ISO/IEC 12207 in order to expressly and directly determine the level of SPI activity in a software development organisation. This survey instrument can be used by practitioners, auditors and researchers who are interested in determining the extent of SPI activity in an organisation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:ISO/IEC 12207; SPI; Software process
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 Service Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science 99. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-15666-3
Publisher:Springer Verlag
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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:16729
Deposited On:11 Jan 2012 12:02 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 04 Feb 2016 11:57

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