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dc.contributor.creator Basri, Shuib
dc.contributor.creator O'Connor, Rory V. 2011-07-22T15:19:34Z 2011-07-22T15:19:34Z 2008
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a study of the software development processes of very small software companies, with a focus on the company’s Software Process Improvement (SPI) activities. SPI has gained an increasing importance in software engineering domain. However, recent studies show that the obligation and commitment towards SPI especially in small companies is weak and not always taken seriously. This situation is often related to insufficient availability of resources either in term of financial, human and time in this type of companies. Accordingly, this paper explores the current situation in very small companies and gauges their acceptance levels towards SPI actions and the underlying reasons behind this. In this research we carried out a survey which contains open and close ended questions in a series of very small software development companies in Ireland. A quantitative analysis; that use a statistical analysis, and qualitative analysis; that adopt the qualitative content analysis method have been followed throughout this study. The results indicate that the SPI initiatives in very small software development companies are done on a small scale manner, informally and indirectly. In addition, the results also indicate that commitment and involvement of people in these organizations towards SPI is high. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 15th european software process improvement conference;pp. 1456-1461
dc.rights ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. en_US
dc.subject component en_US
dc.subject software process en_US
dc.subject software process improvement en_US
dc.subject spi en_US
dc.subject commitment en_US
dc.subject vse en_US
dc.title Organizational commitment towards software process improvement an Irish software vses case study 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

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