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The development of a low-overhead assessment method for Irish software SMEs

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dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Gerry
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T08:38:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T08:38:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Mc Caffery, F et al (2007) "The development of a low-overhead assessment method for Irish softare SMEs," in Journal of Information Technology Management (JITM) XV111 (2) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2342
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the development of ,Adept', a low-overhead method of software process appraisal specifically targeted at Irish software small-to-medium-si2ed enterprises (SMEs). The method explicitly focuses on organisations that have little or no experience of software process improvement (SPI) programmes. Historically, it has been difficult for software SMEs to find the resources, in both time and money, necessary to engage properly in SPI. To alleviate this, we have created a low-overhead and relatively non-invasive solution to support SMEs in establishing process improvement initiatives. The paper initially describes how Adept was developed and then illustrates how the method is currently being extended to include an on-line tool that may be used by the appraised organi2ation to perform follow-on self-assessments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Maximilian Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Information Technology Management (JITM);XV111 (2)
dc.subject software process improvement (SPI) en_US
dc.subject self-assessment en_US
dc.subject management en_US
dc.subject SMEs en_US
dc.subject software process assessment method en_US
dc.title The development of a low-overhead assessment method for Irish software SMEs en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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