Volume 20 • Issue 2
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Software Quality Management
Developing Action Plans Based on Strategy – Aspects to Consider *Open Access*
By Peter H. Carstensen and Otto Vinter
The authors have performed a thorough study of the change strategy literature that is the foundation for the 10 overall change strategies defined in ISO/IEC 33014. Then the authors identified eight aspects that should be considered when developing the concrete actions for executing the strategy.
Teaching Software Process Improvement: The PRO2PI-WORK4E Method and Its Evaluation Model
By Clenio F. Salviano
An educational method to teach software process improvement (SPI) has been applied, evaluated, and evolved. The method guides courses where the possibilities for the production or construction of SPI knowledge are created with the development of a proposal for an SPI cycle in a professional’s work environment.
Standards and Models
Using SPICE in the Real World: A Large Infrastructural Project Example
By Dirk Pfauder, Tomas Schweigert, and Paul Hendriks
The Dutch Infrastructure Authority Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) has been changing the way of tendering huge infrastructure contracts away from traditional projects to public private partnership (PPP) projects. This article explains problems and potential solutions to related issues.
Software Metrics and Analysis
An Exploratory Case Study for Assessing the Measurement Capability of an Agile Organization
By Murat Salmanoğlu, Ahmet Coşkunçay, Ali Yıldız, and Onur Demirörs
Software organizations struggle with determining the adequacy of their measurement practices. The authors are proposing a method that focuses on individual measures instead of the measurement process for assessing the measurement capability of software organizations.
Standards and Models
An ISO/IEC 12207 Perspective on Software Development Process Adaptation
By Gerard Marks, Rory V. O’Connor, Murat Yilmaz, and Paul M. Clarke
The authors identify the software development process in a small start-up organization. They then analyze the relationship between the process and the situational context. Their findings support that a software development process is dependent on the organizational context.
The Impact of Cultural Issues on the Software Process of Very Small Entities
By Tatsuya Nonoyama, Lian Wen, Terry Rout, David Tuffley, and Rory V. O’Connor
ISO/IEC 29110 is a standard of software life cycle processes for very small entities (VSEs). The standard does not address the cultural variations in these VSEs. This article states the standard should recognize the impacts of cultural variation on software processes and cultural suggestions.