2010 Seventh International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (2010)
Sept. 29, 2010 to Oct. 2, 2010
Software Process Improvement is an important mechanism to boost competitiveness and efficiency in software companies. Maturity models such as CMMI and MR MPS can support development organizations and contribute to the attainment of their quality goals when used as guides for software process improvement. However, implementing process improvements based on models implies long-term and large investments projects. This is particularly critical in small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) which usually have the largest financial constraints. To reduce some of these influences the MPS.BR Programme encourages the assembling of company group formation as a facilitating element in the implementing of software process improvements in SMEs. This work aims at discussing an approach for initiatives to implement software process improvement in groups of small and mid sized Brazilian companies and also a formal process set to minimize the influence of elements such as risks and critical factors in their initiatives.
software process improvement, small and mid-sized organizations, elements of influence, critical factors
A. R. da Rocha, G. V. Boas and M. P. do Amaral, "An Approach to Implement Software Process Improvement in Small and Mid Sized Organizations," 2010 Seventh International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology(QUATIC), Porto, Portugal, 2010, pp. 447-452.