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June 2014 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering: Comparison of Defense Domain and Non-defense Projects

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This report analyzes differences in systems-engineering activities for defense and non-defense projects and finds differences in both deployment and effectiveness.

March 2013 - Technical Report Quantifying Uncertainty in Expert Judgment: Initial Results

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, Robert W. Stoddard

The work described in this report, part of a larger SEI research effort on Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE), aims to develop and validate methods for calibrating expert judgment.

November 2012 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Results of the Systems Engineering Effectiveness Survey

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This report summarizes the results of a survey that had the goal of quantifying the connection between the application of systems engineering (SE) best practices to projects and programs and the performance of those projects and programs.

November 2012 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Detailed Response Data

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This report contains response data from The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Results of the Systems Engineering Effectiveness Survey (CMU/SEI-2012-SR-009). Analysis revealed strong relationships between project performance and best practices.

December 2011 - Technical Report Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE)

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Robert Ferguson, Dennis Goldenson, James McCurley, Robert W. Stoddard, David Zubrow, Debra Anderson

The method of quantifying uncertainty described in this report synthesizes scenario building, Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) modeling and Monte Carlo simulation into an estimation method that quantifies uncertainties, allows subjective inputs, visually depicts influential relationships among program change drivers and outputs, and assists with the explicit description and documentation underlying an estimate.

December 2011 - Technical Report An Investigation of Techniques for Detecting Data Anomalies in Earned Value Management Data

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Mark Kasunic, James McCurley, Dennis Goldenson, David Zubrow

This research demonstrated the effectiveness of various statistical techniques for discovering quantitative data anomalies.

June 2010 - Technical Report Performance Effects of Measurement and Analysis: Perspectives from CMMI High Maturity Organizations and Appraisers

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: James McCurley, Dennis Goldenson

This report describes results from two recent surveys conducted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to collect information about the measurement and analysis activities of software systems development organizations.

January 2010 - Technical Report Approaches to Process Performance Modeling: A Summary from the SEI Series of Workshops on CMMI High Maturity Measurement and Analysis

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Dennis Goldenson

This report summarizes the results from the second and third high maturity measurement and analysis workshops.

March 2009 - Presentation An Innovative Requirements Solution: Combining Six Sigma KJ Language Data Analysis With Automated Content Analysis

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, Ira Monarch, Robert W. Stoddard

This March 2009 presentation, An Innovative Requirements Solution, was presented by Ira Monarch, Dennis Goldenson, and Robert W. Stoddard at SEPG North America 2009.

February 2009 - Technical Report Use and Organizational Effects of Measurement and Analysis in High Maturity Organizations: Results from the 2008 SEI State of Measurement and Analysis Practice Surveys

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, James McCurley, Robert W. Stoddard

This report contains results from a survey of high maturity organizations conducted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in 2008. The questions center on the use of process performance modeling in those organizations and the value added by that use.

December 2008 - Special Report A Survey of Systems Engineering Effectiveness - Initial Results

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson, Khaled El Emam, Nichole Donitelli, Angelica Neisa, NDIA SE Effectiveness Committee

This survey quantifies the relationship between the application of Systems Engineering (SE) best practices to projects and programs, and the performance of those projects and programs.

November 2008 - Technical Note CMMI High Maturity Measurement and Analysis Workshop Report: March 2008

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Dennis Goldenson, David Zubrow, Erin Harper

This report outlines a 2008 workshop, in which leaders discussed high maturity practices and how to sustain momentum for improvement.

September 2008 - Technical Report Requirements and Their Impact Downstream: Improving Causal Analysis Processes Through Measurement and Analysis of Textual Information

Topics: Process Improvement, Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Ira Monarch, Dennis Goldenson, Lawrence T. Osiecki

Requirements documents, test procedures, and problem and change reports from a U. S. Army Software Engineering Center (SEC) were analyzed to identify, clarify, and begin categorizing recurring patterns of issues raised throughout the product life cycle.

March 2008 - Presentation High Maturity Measurement Workshop

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, CMMI

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, Robert W. Stoddard

Presented by Dennis Goldenson and Bob Stoddard in March 2008.

March 2008 - Presentation Tailoring and Combining the CMMI-ACQ and Quality Models to Improve the Military’s Requirements Process

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Ira Monarch, Dennis Goldenson, Peter Capell, James Wessel

This presentation was delivered by Ira Monarch, Dennis Goldenson, Peter Capell, and Jim Wessel at SEPG 2008, held in Tampa, Florida from March 17-20.

November 2007 - Special Report A Survey of Systems Engineering Effectiveness: Initial Results

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson, Khaled El Emam, Nichole Donitelli, Angelica Neisa, NDIA SE Effectiveness Committee

This survey quantifies the relationship between the application of systems engineering best practices to projects and the performance of those projects.

August 2006 - Technical Report Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Diane Gibson, Dennis Goldenson, Keith Kost

This technical report summarizes much of the publicly available empirical evidence about the performance results that can occur as a consequence of CMMI-based process improvement.

March 2006 - Presentation Calculating CMMI-based ROI: Why When, What, and How?

Topics: CMMI

Authors: Mark R. Cavanaugh (IBM), Diane Gibson, Dennis Goldenson, Rolf W. Reitzig (Cognence, Inc.)

This presentation explains why and how organizations should calculate their return on investment in CMMI-based process improvement activities.

November 2005 - Presentation The Effects of CMMI on Program Performance

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This presentation on the effects of CMMI on program performance was delivered by Joseph P. Elm and Dennis R. Goldenson of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at the 5th CMMI Technology Conference and User Group, held in Denver, Colorado in 2005.

September 2004 - White Paper Measurement and Analysis: What Can and Does Go Wrong?

Topics: Process Improvement

Authors: Maureen Brown (University of North Carolina), Dennis Goldenson

Analyses of more than 1350 findings drawn from 663 Software CMM appraisals suggest several areas where both managers and engineers would benefit from better guidance about the proper use of measurement and analysis.

March 2004 - Presentation Why Make the Switch? Evidence About the Benefits of CMMI

Topics: CMMI

Authors: Robert Ferguson, Diane Gibson, Dennis Goldenson

This presentation provides an overview of the benefits of CMMI adoption.

October 2003 - Special Report CMMI Interpretive Guidance Project: Preliminary Report

Topics: Process Improvement, CMMI

Authors: Mary Beth Chrissis, Gian Wemyss, Dennis Goldenson, Michael D. Konrad, Kenneth Smith, Agapi Svolou

The SEI collected data to learn more about how CMMI is being accepted by various organizations. This report describes those activities and includes summaries of the data collected.

October 2003 - Special Report Demonstrating the Impact and Benefits of CMMI: An Update and Preliminary Results

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, Diane Gibson

This 2003 report demonstrates credible quantitative evidence that CMMI-based process improvement can result in better project performance and higher quality products.

July 2003 - White Paper Measurement and Analysis in Capability Maturity Model Integration Models and Software Process Improvement

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, Joe Jarzombek (OSD-NII), Terry Rout (Griffith University)

This article reviews the content and rationale behind the new process area and describes how the ideas introduced there are further elaborated and evolved throughout capability maturity model integration models.

July 2003 - Technical Note CMM-Based Process Improvement and Schedule Deviation in Software Maintenance

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Ho-Won Jung, Dennis Goldenson

This study evaluates the predictive validity of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software (SW-CMM) as applied to software maintenance.

December 2002 - Technical Report The Internal Consistency of Key Process Areas in the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software (SW-CMM)

Topics: Process Improvement

Authors: Ho-Won Jung, Dennis Goldenson

This report examines the dimensions underlying the maturity construct in the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software (SW-CMM) and then estimates the internal consistency (reliability) of each dimension.

August 2000 - Technical Report Improving the Acquisition of Software Intensive Systems

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, Matt Fisher

The SEI surveyed senior acquisition managers about the performance of their organizations, especially on skills and competencies, and issues surrounding the training needed to develop them. The results of the survey are presented in this report.

February 2000 - Special Report The 1999 Survey of High Maturity Organizations

Authors: Mark C. Paulk, Dennis Goldenson, David M. White

This report summarizes the observations from the 1999 survey of high maturity organizations.

August 1995 - Technical Report After the Appraisal: A Systematic Survey of Process Improvement, its Benefits, and Factors that Influence Success

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, James D. Herbsleb

This survey examines appraisals and process improvement efforts from a broad cross-section of software organizations.

June 1994 - Special Report Maturity Questionnaire

Authors: David Zubrow, Will Hayes, Jane Siegel, Dennis Goldenson

This 1994 report contains the software process maturity questionnaire and is intended for those who are performing and learning about software process appraisals.

August 1992 - Special Report Software Engineering Process Groups: Results of the 1992 SEPG Workshop Event Evaluation and a First Report on SEPG Status

Authors: Mark D. Miller, Dennis Goldenson

This 1992 report contains a summary of the results from a questionnaire administered to participants in the SEPG Workshop April 1992.