Introduction to Software Process Improvement

Introduction to Software Process Improvement

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This textbook is a systematic guide to the steps in setting up a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) improvement initiative. Readers will learn the project management practices necessary to deliver high-quality software solutions to the customer on time and on budget. The text also highlights how software process improvement can achieve specific business goals to provide a tangible return on investment. Topics and features: supplies review questions, summaries and key topics for each chapter, as well as a glossary of acronyms; describes the CMMI model thoroughly, detailing the five maturity levels; provides a broad overview of software engineering; reviews the activities and teams required to set up a CMMI improvement initiative; examines in detail the implementation of CMMI in a typical organization at each of the maturity levels; investigates the various tools that support organizations in improving their software engineering maturity; discusses the SCAMPI appraisal methodology.ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized quality management standard and is customer and process focused. ... The Personal Software Process (PSP) is a disciplined data-driven software development process that is designed to help software ... at the SEI, and it helps engineers to improve their estimation and planning skills and to reduce the number of defects in their work. This enables them to make commitments that they can keep and to manage the quality of their projects.

Title:Introduction to Software Process Improvement
Author:Gerard O'Regan
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-12-16


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