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Business success in software SMEs: recommendations for future SPI studies

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dc.contributor.author Clarke, Paul
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-12T15:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-12T15:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Clarke, P et al (2012) "Business success in software SMEs: recommendations for future SPI studies," in EuroSPI 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2351
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract There is presently insufficient data regarding the relationship between software process improvement (SPI) and business success, a fact which may reduce process prioritisation in software development in practice. To assist future studies examining the relationship between SPI and business success, we developed a new two-phased approach to examining business. The first phase involves the elicitation of business objectives for the forthcoming year, with the second phase determining the extent of achievement of the recorded objectives. At EuroSPI 2011, we described the two-phased approach in detail and reported on the findings from deploying the first phase of the examination to software developing small- and medium-sized enterprises (software SMEs). In this follow-up paper, we report on the findings from the second phase of the investigation in the participating software SMEs, formulating an additional important new recommendation for future studies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EuroSPI 2012;
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/978-3-642-31199-4_1
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2011.01.004
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject software process improvement en_US
dc.subject business success en_US
dc.subject software SMEs en_US
dc.title Business success in software SMEs: recommendations for future SPI studies 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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