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2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (2007)
Lisbon, Portugal
Sept. 12, 2007 to Sept. 14, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2948-8
pp: 110-122
Danilo Scalet , CELEPAR, Brazil
Mariano Angel Montoni , COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil
Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha , COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil
Kival Chaves Weber , SOFTEX, Brazil
ABSTRACT
This paper describes an initiative to improve software acquisition process in Brazil. This initiative was conducted in the context of the MPS.BR Program, a nationwide effort to develop and disseminate the MPS Model both in large organizations and Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SME). The MPS Model was developed aiming to represent Brazilian software industry needs and is constituted of three main components: the MPS Reference Model; the MPS Assessment Method; and the MPS Business Model. One of the MPS Model processes is the Acquisition process for software and related services. This paper presents the main achievements of the MPS.BR Program but it is focused on the Acquisition Process described in the MPS Acquisition Guide (a stand-alone guide that constitutes one of the base elements of the MPS Model). This work also presents the customization of the MPS Acquisition process for specific purposes in the context of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), including process instantiation of the customized acquisition process, aiming to improve quality of basic projects in the Information Technology Area and to assure contracting of services and products which satisfy the MAPA needs.
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CITATION
Danilo Scalet, Mariano Angel Montoni, Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha, Edmeia Leonor Pereira de Andrade, Eratostenes Edson Ramalho de Araujo, Kival Chaves Weber, "MPS Model-Based Software Acquisition Process Improvement in Brazil", 2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, vol. 00, no. , pp. 110-122, 2007, doi:10.1109/QUATIC.2007.29
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