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An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991

  • July 1992
  • By David Kitson, Steve Masters
  • This report focuses on the results of SEI software process assessments conducted over a four year period beginning in 1987.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-92-TR-024
  • Abstract

    This report focuses on the results of SEI software process assessments conducted over a four year period beginning in 1987. It characterizes the software processes used by software managers and practitioners at the assessed sites and classifies issues identified during the assessments. The basis for the characterization and classification is a software process maturity model developed by the SEI. This report contributes to the existing body of knowledge on the state of practice of software engineering in the U.S. by characterizing the sites from a software process maturity perspective and profiling site software process weaknesses. The data analyzed is drawn from SEI software process assessments of 59 government and industry software sites. This work is an analysis of existing assessment data rather than a designed study. The participating sites were not randomly selected; accordingly, they do not necessarily constitute a statistically valid sampling of the U.S. software industry.

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SEI

Kitson, David; & Masters, Steve. An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991. CMU/SEI-92-TR-024. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11709

IEEE

Kitson. David, and Masters. Steve, "An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-024, 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11709

APA

Kitson, David., & Masters, Steve. (1992). An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991 (CMU/SEI-92-TR-024). Retrieved October 24, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11709

CHI

David Kitson, & Steve Masters. An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991 (CMU/SEI-92-TR-024). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11709

MLA

Kitson, David., & Masters, Steve. 1992. An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991 (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-024). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11709

BibTex

@techreport{KitsonAnAnalysis1992,
title={An Analysis of SEI Software Process Assessment Results 1987-1991},
author={David Kitson and Steve Masters},
year={1992},
number={CMU/SEI-92-TR-024},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11709} }