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The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report

  • February 1989
  • By Watts S. Humphrey, David Kitson, Timothy Kasse
  • This 1989 report provides an overview of the process framework and assessment approach, describes assessment results obtained to date, and discusses implications of the current state of the practice for customers and suppliers of DoD software.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-89-TR-001
  • Abstract

    This is the first in a series of SEI reports to provide periodic updates on the state of software engineering practice in the DoD software community. The SEI has developed, and is refining, a process framework and assessment methodology for characterizing the processes used by software organizations to develop and evolve software products. This report provides a brief overview of the process framework and assessment approach, describes assessment results obtained to date, and discusses implications of the current state of the practice for both customers and suppliers of DoD software.

Cite This Report

SEI

Humphrey, Watts; Kitson, David; & Kasse, Timothy. The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report. CMU/SEI-89-TR-001 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10851

IEEE

Humphrey. Watts, Kitson. David, and Kasse. Timothy, "The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-001 , 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10851

APA

Humphrey, Watts., Kitson, David., & Kasse, Timothy. (1989). The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report (CMU/SEI-89-TR-001 ). Retrieved December 04, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10851

CHI

Watts Humphrey, David Kitson, & Timothy Kasse. The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report (CMU/SEI-89-TR-001 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10851

MLA

Humphrey, Watts., Kitson, David., & Kasse, Timothy. 1989. The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-001 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10851

BibTex

@techreport{HumphreyTheState1989,
title={The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report},
author={Watts Humphrey and David Kitson and Timothy Kasse},
year={1989},
number={CMU/SEI-89-TR-001 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10851} }