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Case Studies of Software Process Improvement Methods

December 1993 Technical Report
Daniel J. Paulish

This report describes the case studies approach applied at a number of Siemens software development organizations to observe the impact of software process improvement methods.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-93-TR-026

Abstract

This report describes the case studies approach applied at a number of Siemens software development organizations to observe the impact of software process improvement methods. In addition, the report provides guidance to software development organizations that want to improve their processes. A set of organization performance measures are defined to help an organization observe its software process improvement over time. An approach is given for selecting software process improvement methods. The report concludes with a description of common implementation problems, and recommendations for organizations to improve their software processes.