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Technical Report

Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory

  • Abstract

    The Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) was established in 1976 for the purpose of studying and measuring software processes with the intent of identifying improvements that could be applied to the production of ground support software within the Flight Dynamics Division (FDD) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The SEL has three member organizations: NASA/GSFC, the University of Maryland, and Computer Sciences Corporation. The concept of process improvement within the SEL focuses on the continual understanding of both process and product as well as goal-driven experimentation and analysis of process change within a production environment.

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SEI

McGarry, Frank; Pajerski, Rose; Page, Gerald; Waligora, Sharon; Basili, Victor; & Zelkowitz, Marvin. Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory (CMU/SEI-94-TR-022 ). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12241

IEEE

McGarry. Frank, Pajerski. Rose, Page. Gerald, Waligora. Sharon, Basili. Victor, and Zelkowitz. Marvin, "Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-022 , 1994. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12241

APA

McGarry, Frank., Pajerski, Rose., Page, Gerald., Waligora, Sharon., Basili, Victor., & Zelkowitz, Marvin. (1994). Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory (CMU/SEI-94-TR-022 ). Retrieved December 20, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12241

CHI

Frank McGarry, Rose Pajerski, Gerald Page, Sharon Waligora, Victor Basili, & Marvin Zelkowitz. Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory (CMU/SEI-94-TR-022 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12241

MLA

McGarry, Frank., Pajerski, Rose., Page, Gerald., Waligora, Sharon., Basili, Victor., & Zelkowitz, Marvin. 1994. Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory (Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-022 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12241