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An approach to evaluating software process adaptation

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dc.contributor.author Clarke, Paul
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-03T12:23:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-03T12:23:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1760
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Process maturity reference frameworks such as ISO/IEC 15504 and the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) seek to assist software process improvement (SPI) efforts by prescribing a roadmap for improving the capability of the development process. However, such frameworks are not widely adopted in the practice [1], [2], especially in smaller software development organisations where the development process is often modified based on business events [3]. Such modification of the development process represents an attempt to harmonise the process with the changing needs of the business, which is a dynamic capability. Dynamic capabilities refer to the ability of businesses to adapt to changing circumstances and according to the evolutionary theory of the firm [4], organisations that possess greater dynamic capability are more successful. This paper introduces dynamic SPI capability - the ability to adapt the software process relative to changing situational circumstances – as a method for evaluating software process adaptation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 11th International SPICE Conference on Process Improvement and Capability dEtermiantion;05/2011
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21233-8_3
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject SPI en_US
dc.subject process adaptation en_US
dc.subject situational factors en_US
dc.subject dynamic SPI capability en_US
dc.title An approach to evaluating software process adaptation en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1
dc.internal.authorcontactother roconnor@computing.dcu.ie


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