AHAA-agile, hybrid assessment method for automotive, safety critical SMEs

F. Mc Caffery, Minna Pikkarainen, I. Richardson

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Abstract

The need for software is increasingly growing in the automotive industry. Software development projects are, however, often troubled by time and budget overruns, resulting in systems that do not fulfill customer requirements. Both research and industry lack strategies to combine reducing the long software development lifecycles (as required by time-to-market demands) with increasing the quality of the software developed. Software process improvement (SPI) provides the first step in the move towards software quality, and assessments are a vital part of this process. Unfortunately, software process assessments are often expensive and time consuming. Additionally, they often provide companies with a long list of issues without providing realistic suggestions. The goal of this paper is to describe a new low-overhead assessment method that has been designed specifically for small-to-medium-sized (SMEs) organisations wishing to be automotive software suppliers. This assessment method integrates the structured-ness of the plan-driven SPI models of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Automotive SPICE with the flexibleness of agile practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSE '08 Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Software engineering
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Pages551-560
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4486-1, 978-1-60558-079-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2008 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 10 May 200818 May 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2008
Abbreviated titleICSE
CountryGermany
CityLeipzig
Period10/05/0818/05/08

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Keywords

  • Agile practices
  • Assessment methods
  • Automotive SPICE
  • CMMI
  • Safety-critical
  • Software process improvement

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Mc Caffery, F., Pikkarainen, M., & Richardson, I. (2008). AHAA-agile, hybrid assessment method for automotive, safety critical SMEs. In ICSE '08 Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Software engineering (pp. 551-560). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1368088.1368164