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Software Process Improvement and Management

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Software Process Improvement and Management: Approaches and Tools for Practical Development offers the latest research and case studies on software engineering and development. The production of new process standards assist organizations and software engineers in adding a measure of predictability to the software process. Companies can gain a decisive competitive advantage by applying these new and theoretical methodologies in real-world scenarios. Researchers, scholars, practitioners, students, and anyone interested in the field of software development and design should access this book as a major compendium of the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Software Process Lines
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION
    3. TOWARDS SOFTWARE INDUSTRIALIZATION
    4. OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINES
    5. SOFTWARE PROCESS LINES
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  7. Chapter 2: Requirements Engineering Process Improvement and Related Models
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: The Development of International Standards to Facilitate Process Improvements for Very Small Entities
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Standards used to develop standards for VSEs
    4. The Approach Used by WG24
    5. Overview of the Basic Profile and its development6
    6. Description of the Set of ISO/IEC 29110 documents targeted by audience7
    7. Description of the draft Entry Profile11
    8. Future Work
    9. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 4: Quality, Improvement and Measurements in High Risk Software
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. QMR and ISO 1012
    4. QMR tool Design: Overview
    5. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
    6. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 5: Implementing Internal Software Process Assessment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXISTING SOFTWARE PROCESS ASSESSMENT MODEL
    4. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERNAL ASSESSMENT METHOD
    5. PREPARING FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
    6. CONDUCTING THE INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Resistance Factors in Software Processes Improvement
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Resistance Factors in Software Processes Improvement Projects
    4. Methodology and Consolidation of Research
    5. Results Analysis
    6. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
    7. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 7: Implementation of the Personal Software Process in Academic Settings and Current Support Tools
    1. Abstract
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. FUTURE RESEARCH
    4. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Managing Software Projects with Team Software Process (TSP)
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ADOPTING TSP TO MINIMIZE AND AVOID SOFTWARE PROJECT FAILURE
    5. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CONVENTIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT VERSUS TSP
    6. TSP IMPLEMENTATION BENEFITS
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  14. Chapter 9: Software Process Improvement for Small and Very Small Enterprises
    1. AbstracT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Background
    4. Main FOCUS OF the CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Conclusion
    7. Appendix-A
  15. Chapter 10: Towards an Integrated Personal Software Process and Team Software Process Supporting Tool
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Background
    4. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
    5. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 11: Benefits of CMM and CMMI-Based Software Process Improvement
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BENEFITS OF SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (SPI)
    4. OVERVIEW ON CMM AND CMMI
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE BENEFITS OF CMM AND CMMI-BASED SPI
    6. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  17. Compilation of References
  18. About the Contributors
  19. Index