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
Full text available as:
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.
Archive Staff Only: edit this record