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Raytheon Electronic Systems Experience in Software Process Improvement

November 1995 Technical Report
Blake Ireland, Ed Wojtaszek, Dan Nash, Ray Dion, Tom Haley

This report describes the work of the 1995 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Software Process Achievement Award, jointly established by the SEI and the IEEE Computer Society to recognize outstanding achievements in software process improvement.


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The software engineering process group (SEPG) of Raytheon Electronic Systems (RES) is responsible for defining and implementing the Software Engineering Initiative, which outlines the policies, practices, and procedures to be followed in developing complex software for large-scale commercial and defense projects. To accomplish these objectives, the SEPG has had to develop the organizational structure and techniques to meet the growing challenges of developing, maintaining, and improving its software engineering process in significant and measurable ways, including quantifying return on investment (ROI) and increasing the quality of the deliverable product.