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The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement

  • December 1989
  • By David Kitson, Watts S. Humphrey
  • This 1989 report discusses the role of assessment in improving an organization's software capabilities; specifically, the ability of the organization's projects to consistently meet cost, schedule, and quality objectives.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-89-TR-003
  • Abstract

    This report discusses the role of assessment in improving an organization's software capabilities; specifically, the ability of the organization's projects to consistently meet cost, schedule, and quality objectives. Software process assessments are described from both a conceptual and pragmatic point of view. Underlying concepts of software process, software process management, and software process maturity are discussed. Collectively, these constitute a framework for software process assessment and improvement.

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SEI

Kitson, David; & Humphrey, Watts. The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement. CMU/SEI-89-TR-003 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10865

IEEE

Kitson. David, and Humphrey. Watts, "The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-003 , 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10865

APA

Kitson, David., & Humphrey, Watts. (1989). The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-89-TR-003 ). Retrieved December 11, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10865

CHI

David Kitson, & Watts Humphrey. The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-89-TR-003 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10865

MLA

Kitson, David., & Humphrey, Watts. 1989. The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-003 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10865

BibTex

@techreport{KitsonTheRole1989,
title={The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement},
author={David Kitson and Watts Humphrey},
year={1989},
number={CMU/SEI-89-TR-003 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10865} }