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Software process improvement standards and guides for very small organization: An overview of eight implementations

Laporte, Claude and O'Connor, Rory (2017) Software process improvement standards and guides for very small organization: An overview of eight implementations. CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, 30 (3). pp. 23-27. ISSN 2160-1577

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Very small entities, organizations with up to 25 people, are very important to the worldwide economy. The products they develop are often integrated into products made by larger enterprises. However, it has been established that such entities often do not utilize existing best practice standards and frameworks such as ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 software life cycle processes standard. In addition, those small organizations do not have the expertise to search for and adapt process improvement best practices from many frameworks to their needs. Finally, those organizations are also looking for low cost evaluation or certification schemes that would provide them with visibility. To address their needs, ISO/IEC 29110 software and systems engineering standards and guides have been developed using elements of published standards. A four-stage roadmap has been developed to support process improvement activities of VSEs. In this paper we present eight implementations of ISO/IEC 29110 as an exemplar of the potential benefits from the usage of this standard.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Engineering > Systems engineering
Computer Science > Computer engineering
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
Publisher:U.S. Department of Defense * Software Technology Support Center
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Copyright Information:Copyrights on all CrossTalk articles are owned by each article's respective author(s).
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:21798
Deposited On:13 Jul 2017 16:06 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 14 Jul 2017 10:20

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