Volume 19 • Issue 2
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SOFTWARE METRICS AND ANALYSIS
The CSFs for Obtaining Real Sponsor Satisfaction that Leads to Steady Generation of SPI Effects *Open Access*
By Takeshige Miyoshi
Emphasizing the importance of “developing high comprehensibility findings in assessment/appraisal,” this article describes critical success factors (CSFs) for obtaining real sponsor satisfaction levels that lead to steady generation of software process improvement (SPI) effects.
Diagnostic Assessment Tools for Assessing the Implementation and/or Use of Agile Methodologies in SMEs: An Analysis of Covered Aspects
By Mirna Muñoz, Jezreel Mejia, Jose A. Calvo-Manzano, Tomas San Feliu, Juan Miramontes, and Brisia Corona
Nowadays, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are using agile methodologies to produce software that meets the time requested by the market. This paper aims to analyze a set of the diagnostic assessment tools found in the literature to identify which elements are covered by them.
SOFTWARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT
A Review and Comparison of Maturity/Capability Frameworks for Healthcare Process Assessment and Improvement
By Mehmet Söylemez and Ayça Tarhan
In this study, the authors investigate the maturity/capability frameworks that are used for assessing and improving the healthcare processes. They reviewed six studies out of 29 and compared them against design criteria that the authors elicited from related studies in literature.
STANDARDS AND MODELS
Using Enterprise SPICE in Very Small Entities
By Linda Ibrahim, Ernest Wallmüller, and Wolfgang Daschner
The purpose of this article is to show how the Enterprise SPICE model can be used to help very small entities (VSEs). The Enterprise SPICE model is a comprehensive integrated model intended for use in any domain, or in an enterprise of any size, including VSEs.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROCESSES
Documentless Assessments Using Nominal Group Interviews *Open Access*
By Eduardo Miranda
This article describes a group interview technique designed to support document-less process assessments while at the same time promoting collaboration among assessment participants. The method was successfully used in one consulting assignment.