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Technical Report

Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results

  • Abstract

    Data from 13 organizations were collected and analyzed to obtain information on the results of CMM-based software process improvement efforts. We report the cost and business value of improvement efforts, as well as the yearly improvement in productivity, early defect direction, time to market, and post-release defect reports. Improvement efforts and results in five organizations are reported in more depth in case studies. In addition, technical issues that we confronted as we tried to measure the results of software process improvement are discussed. We end with conclusions about the results of SPI efforts.

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SEI

Herbsleb, James; Carleton, Anita; Rozum, James; Siegel, Jane; & Zubrow, David. Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results (CMU/SEI-94-TR-013 ). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12191

IEEE

Herbsleb. James, Carleton. Anita, Rozum. James, Siegel. Jane, and Zubrow. David, "Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-013 , 1994. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12191

APA

Herbsleb, James., Carleton, Anita., Rozum, James., Siegel, Jane., & Zubrow, David. (1994). Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results (CMU/SEI-94-TR-013 ). Retrieved December 18, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12191

CHI

James Herbsleb, Anita Carleton, James Rozum, Jane Siegel, & David Zubrow. Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results (CMU/SEI-94-TR-013 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12191

MLA

Herbsleb, James., Carleton, Anita., Rozum, James., Siegel, Jane., & Zubrow, David. 1994. Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results (Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-013 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12191