Issue No. 06 - November/December (2005 vol. 22)
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Lars Mathiassen , Georgia State University
Ojelanki K. Ngwenyama , Virginia Commonwealth University
Ivan Aaen , Aalborg University
When software managers initiate SPI, most are ill prepared for the scale and complexity of the organizational change involved. Although they typically know how to deal with large software projects, few managers have sufficient experience with projects that transform organizations. To succeed with SPI, software managers must understand the context, know the organizational elements that are involved, and master the tactics that facilitate successful change.
change management, software process improvement, organizational change
L. Mathiassen, I. Aaen and O. K. Ngwenyama, "Managing Change in Software Process Improvement," in IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. , pp. 84-91, 2005.