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Technical Report

Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering

  • July 1987
  • By Watts S. Humphrey, David Kitson
  • This 1987 report provides guidance on creating the proper environment for a meaningful assessment and prescribes effective use of the assessment instrument.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-87-TR-016
  • Abstract

    Characterizing the state of software engineering practice within an organization is a necessary prerequisite to orderly, meaningful, and sustainable improvement of the organizations ability to produce or support cost-effective, high quality software products. The Software Engineering Institute is developing a methodology for conducting SEI-assisted assessments of software engineering capability. The assessment methodology has five phases: 1. selecting the candidate organization, 2. preparing for the assessment, 3. conducting the assessment, 4. communicating final assessment findings and action recommendations, and 5. post-assessment follow-up activities. This report describes the methodology in detail.

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SEI

Humphrey, Watts; & Kitson, David. Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering. CMU/SEI-87-TR-016 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10307

IEEE

Humphrey. Watts, and Kitson. David, "Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-016 , 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10307

APA

Humphrey, Watts., & Kitson, David. (1987). Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering (CMU/SEI-87-TR-016 ). Retrieved September 28, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10307

CHI

Watts Humphrey, & David Kitson. Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering (CMU/SEI-87-TR-016 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10307

MLA

Humphrey, Watts., & Kitson, David. 1987. Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering (Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-016 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10307

BibTex

@techreport{HumphreyPreliminaryReport1987,
title={Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering},
author={Watts Humphrey and David Kitson},
year={1987},
number={CMU/SEI-87-TR-016 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10307} }