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Introduction to Software Process Improvement

  • June 1992
  • By Watts S. Humphrey
  • This 1992 report explains why some of software problems have been difficult for organizations to address and outlines the actions required to address them.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-92-TR-007
  • Abstract

    While software now pervades most facets of modern life, its historical problems have not been solved. This report explains why some of these problems have been so difficult for organizations to address and the actions required to address them. It describes the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) software process maturity model, how this model can be used to guide software organizations in process improvement, and the various assessment and evaluation methods that use this model. The report concludes with a discussion of improvement experience and some comments on future directions for this work.

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SEI

Humphrey, Watts. Introduction to Software Process Improvement. CMU/SEI-92-TR-007. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11611

IEEE

Humphrey. Watts, "Introduction to Software Process Improvement," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-007, 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11611

APA

Humphrey, Watts. (1992). Introduction to Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-92-TR-007). Retrieved September 25, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11611

CHI

Watts Humphrey. Introduction to Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-92-TR-007). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11611

MLA

Humphrey, Watts. 1992. Introduction to Software Process Improvement (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-007). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11611

BibTex

@techreport{HumphreyIntroductionto1992,
title={Introduction to Software Process Improvement},
author={Watts Humphrey},
year={1992},
number={CMU/SEI-92-TR-007},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11611} }