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Towards the identification of the influence of SPI on the successful evolution of software SMEs

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dc.contributor.author Clarke, Paul
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02T13:39:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-02T13:39:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Clarke, P. and O'Connor, R., “Towards the identification of the influence of SPI on the successful evolution of software SMEs”, in Dawson, R., Ross, M., Staples, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Software Quality Management (SQM 2010), pp. 29 – 40 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/690
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software development requires multi-stage processes in order to organise the software development effort. Each software development project should implement a development process that is appropriate to the project setting. Since business needs and technologies are subject to change, software process improvement (SPI) actions are required so as to harmonise the process with the emerging business and technology needs. SPI frameworks such as the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) and ISO-15504 have been designed to support SPI efforts. While SPI frameworks have been shown to be beneficial for large organisations, they are not widely implemented in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), where evidence of the positive influence of SPI on business success is weak. This paper is proposing that a new measure, the SPI Key Performance Indicator (SPI-KPI), is developed to investigate the association between SPI and business success in SMEs, with the objective of demonstrating that SPI is positively associated with business success in SMEs. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Software Quality Management (SQM 2010);pp. 29–40
dc.subject software development en_US
dc.subject software process improvement en_US
dc.title Towards the identification of the influence of SPI on the successful evolution of software SMEs 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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