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The Route to software process improvement in small and medium-sized enterprises

Sanchez-Gordon, Mary-Luz and Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo and de Amescua Seco, Antonio and O'Connor, Rory (2016) The Route to software process improvement in small and medium-sized enterprises. In: Kuhrmann, Marco and Munch, Jurgen and Richardson, Ita and Rausch, Andreas and Zhang, He, (eds.) Managing Software Process Evolution. Springer International Publishing, pp. 109-136. ISBN 978-3-319-31543-0

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Abstract

The software development industry is dominated by a myriad of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The main goal of this chapter is to provide a characterization of SMEs based on previous studies. It also includes an overview of a number of software process models and software process improvement (SPI) models, which are aimed at assisting SMEs in improving the way they develop software. Furthermore, this chapter discusses the extent of SPI approaches published in the literature as a way to understand the particular context and some of the major challenges faced. From there, we propose an approach to integrate software process practices. This proposal is based on the results of our study on this topic carried out in small software companies. It is focused on what small organizations could actually do, more than on what they are currently practicing.

Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Software management; management of computing and information systems
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31545-4_7
Copyright Information:© 2016. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
ID Code:21412
Deposited On:10 Oct 2016 12:20 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 10 Oct 2016 12:20

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