Introducing Agility into Plan-based Assessments

Minna Pikkarainen, Fergal McCaffery

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    Agile or Plan-driven approaches to software process improvement (such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and the ISO/IEC 15504 standard) claim to provide companies with improved processes, higher quality software and faster software development. Assessment is an important component of any software process improvement programme, as in order for an organisation to commence an improvement programme, they must first be aware of the current state of their software development practices. Therefore, in the case of small companies such assessments need also to be cost effective and focused only on the most relevant process areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModern Software Engineering Concepts and Practices
    Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Approaches
    EditorsAli H. Dogru, Veli Biçer
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60960-217-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60960-215-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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