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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2004 vol. 21)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 29-35
Yadran Eterovic , Pontificia Universidad Cat?lica de Chile
The software development global market is opening its doors to more countries, giving small organizations an opportunity to benefit from more competitive conditions. A requisite for being competitive is to adopt internationally accepted software process practices. Small organizations trying to start their own effort must carefully identify how their environment affects an improvement initiative.<p>The authors report on the adoption of SW-CMM Level 2 in Link, a Chilean organization. This was a software process improvement initiative led by one of the authors. They explain Link's organizational environment, the initiative performed, and the factors that affected the initiative. They found a strong relationship between organizational environment and the initiative's success factors; specifically, that Link's small size helped the SW-CMM's adoption.</p>
organizational management and coordination, process implementation and change

Y. Eterovic and F. Guerrero, "Adopting the SW-CMM in a Small IT Organization," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 29-35, 2004.
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