An Efficient Software Process Self-Assessment Methodology

Grcheva, Solza and Zdravev, Zoran (2003) An Efficient Software Process Self-Assessment Methodology. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Informatics and Information Technology. Institute of Informatics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 49-60. ISBN 9989-668-45-0


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Controlling and improving the process used to develop and maintain a software product has been widely proposed as a primary remedy to the poor quality and non-conforming software products. The ultimate goal of those efforts is to create a continuous SPI (Software Process Improvement) space. Once the organization is committed to begin the SPI effort, the first step is an assessment of the current process and the current capability of the organization to develop and maintain quality software. The very first step on this roadmap is to develop a set of criteria for fast, efficient and continuous evaluation of the process maturity, thus providing a continuous, positive feedback into the defined software process. However, assessment is not trivial and many dilemmas arise. Various problems are recognized and published in the assessment phase: definition of the process and the sub processes placed in the context with all of the other organizational processes, coverage of the relevant problems in sensitive areas of the process, objectivity of the assessment results which is often a problem with the informally defined processes, its interpretation, lack of proper documentation, high quality assurance costs, etc.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: software process assessment, CMM, software process documentation, self-assessment software tools, self-assessment methodology.
Subjects: International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies > Software Engineering
Depositing User: Vangel Ajanovski
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 00:15
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 00:15

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