MPS.BR: A Tale of Software Process Improvement and Performance Results in the Brazilian Software Industry
2010 Seventh International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (2010)
Sept. 29, 2010 to Oct. 2, 2010
In December 2003 a Brazilian nationwide program was created aiming at improving software processes. The MPS.BR Program is responsible for a great evolution in the software development scenario in Brazil by providing the means to support software process improvement initiatives based on the MPS Model. In 2008 a project named iMPS was launched to enable the analysis of the Performance Results of organizations that adopted the MPS Model. This paper describes some of the findings of the studies that have already been conducted. Preliminary evidences show improvement trends regarding cost, quality, schedule, and productivity, especially for those organizations that adopted the MPS Model for continuous improvement purposes.
Software Process Improvement, Performance Results, Return on Investment
G. H. Travassos, K. C. Weber, G. Santos, A. R. Rocha, J. A. Antonioni and M. Kalinowski, "MPS.BR: A Tale of Software Process Improvement and Performance Results in the Brazilian Software Industry," 2010 Seventh International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology(QUATIC), Porto, Portugal, 2010, pp. 412-417.