Management problems in the development of software, have been addressed the last years by a focus on improvement of the development process. However, in many cases the product is sold, and not the process that created it. Therefore process improvement should have a product focus. This paper presents the practical implementation of a method for product focused software process improvement in Tokheim, and describes experiences in one development project. The main conclusions are that product focused SPI puts the product in a central position, addresses the specific needs of the company very well. and results in having benefits available and better visible. As a result, high commitment of the product development team to this kind of improvement programmes is established. Furthermore. it appears that the benefits of method application outweight the (relatively low) cost alreadv early in the project.
|Title of host publication||Project control for software quality|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the combined 10th European Software Control and Metrics conference and the 2nd SCOPE conference on software product evaluation, April 27-29, 1999, Herstmonceux, England|
|Editors||R.J. Kusters, A. Cowderoy, F.J. Heemstra, E.P.W.M. Veenendaal|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|