Issue No. 06 - November/December (2005 vol. 22)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2005.162
Kathleen Coleman Dangle , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Patricia Larsen , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Michele Shaw , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Marvin V. Zelkowitz , University of Maryland
A case study of a five-year-old startup company looks at the role of process improvement in the context of a small organization. It explores why the company realized that process improvement was necessary for continued growth. The company is implementing many CMM-related key practice areas, and they should be able to achieve their goal of CMM Level 3 in the near future.
CMM, organizational culture, process improvement, small companies
P. Larsen, K. C. Dangle, M. V. Zelkowitz and M. Shaw, "Software Process Improvement in Small Organizations: A Case Study," in IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. , pp. 68-75, 2005.