The Software Process Improvement Roadmap is the product of a strategic collaboration between the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Hewlett-Packard Company. The information in the roadmap is based on the application of software process improvement practices and the lessons learned from these experiences. Concepts in the roadmap were proven with the SEI client base within the Department of Defense and the internal Hewlett-Packard clients.
This document describes a generic software process improvement (SPI) program roadmap, a long-range, integrated plan for initiating and managing a SPI program. The purpose of this document is to provide process improvement managers with a generic description of the recommenced steps for SPI.