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A hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs: results from ISO/IEC 12207-based SPI assessments

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dc.contributor.author Clarke, Paul
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.contributor.author Yilmaz, Murat
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-04T13:54:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-04T13:54:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Clarke, P et al "A hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs: results from ISO/IEC 12207-based SPI assessments," in Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE). Communications in Computer and Information Science 2012 290 (2), pp. 62-74 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2321
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In an assessment of software process improvement (SPI) in 15 software small- and –medium-sized enterprises (software SMEs), we applied the broad spectrum of software specific and system context processes in ISO/IEC 12207 to the task of examining SPI in practice. Using the data collected in the study, we developed a four-tiered pyramidal hierarchy of SPI for software SMEs, with processes in the higher tiers undergoing SPI in more companies than processes on lower level tiers. The development of the hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs can facilitate future evolutions of process maturity reference frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 15504, in better supporting software development in software SMEs. Furthermore, the findings extend our body of knowledge concerning the practice of SPI in software SMEs, a large and vital sector of the software development community that has largely avoided the implementation of established process maturity and software quality management standards. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE);
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30439-2_6
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject software development process en_US
dc.subject SPI en_US
dc.subject software SMEs en_US
dc.title A hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs: results from ISO/IEC 12207-based SPI assessments en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject 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.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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