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Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package

  • September 1998
  • By Priscilla Fowler, Mac Patrick
  • This 1998 report describes the experience of building and evaluating a prototype transition package for organizations implementing processes in support of the Requirements Management key process area of the SEI's Capability Maturity Model for Software.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-98-TR-004
  • Abstract

    This report describes the experience of building and evaluating a prototype transition package for organizations implementing processes in support of the Requirements Management key process area of the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model for Software. This report presents our conclusions based on evaluation and review of the prototype by users typical of the audience targeted for transition packages. Feedback from these users indicated that they were typical "early or late majority" adopters. They found the transition package helpful for orientation and education as part of implementing requirements management practices in their organizations. This report also describes the foundations in research and practice on which the transition package concept is based. We argue in this report that transition packages, as part of a complete "whole product" that includes training and consulting, can be an effective mechanism for expediting the diffusion, adoption, and implementation of important technologies. Finally, we describe what we now know about creating transition packages and how they might be used.

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SEI

Fowler, Priscilla; & Patrick, Mac. Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package. CMU/SEI-98-TR-004. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1998. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13041

IEEE

Fowler. Priscilla, and Patrick. Mac, "Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-004, 1998. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13041

APA

Fowler, Priscilla., & Patrick, Mac. (1998). Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package (CMU/SEI-98-TR-004). Retrieved March 25, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13041

CHI

Priscilla Fowler, & Mac Patrick. Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package (CMU/SEI-98-TR-004). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13041

MLA

Fowler, Priscilla., & Patrick, Mac. 1998. Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package (Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-004). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13041

BibTex

@techreport{FowlerTransitionPackages1998,
title={Transition Packages for Expediting Technology Adoption: The Prototype Requirements Management Transition Package},
author={Priscilla Fowler and Mac Patrick},
year={1998},
number={CMU/SEI-98-TR-004},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13041} }