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IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement

  • February 1996
  • By Robert McFeeley
  • This 1996 report describes a SPI program model, IDEAL, which can be used to guide development of a long-range, integrated plan for initiating and managing an SPI program.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    This document describes a software process improvement (SPI) program model, IDEAL, which can be used to guide development of a long-range, integrated plan for initiating and managing an SPI program. The purpose of this document is to provide process improvement managers with a generic description of a sequence of recommended steps for SPI.

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SEI

McFeeley, Robert. IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-96-HB-001 ). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12449

IEEE

McFeeley. Robert, "IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Handbook CMU/SEI-96-HB-001 , 1996. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12449

APA

McFeeley, Robert. (1996). IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-96-HB-001 ). Retrieved December 22, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12449

CHI

Robert McFeeley. IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement (CMU/SEI-96-HB-001 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12449

MLA

McFeeley, Robert. 1996. IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement (Technical Report CMU/SEI-96-HB-001 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12449