Issue No. 09 - September (1994 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.312041
<p>The authors report on the results of the Smartie project (Standards and Methods Assessment Using Rigorous Techniques in Industrial Environments), a collaborative effort to propose a widely applicable procedure for the objective assessment of standards used in software development. We hope that, for a given environment and application area, Smartie will enable the identification of standards whose use is most likely to lead to improvements in some aspect of software development processes and products. In this article, we describe how we verified the practicality of the Smartie framework by testing it with corporate partners.</p>
S. L. Pfleeger, N. Fenton and S. Page, "Evaluating software engineering standards," in Computer, vol. 27, no. , pp. 71-79, 1994.