Product‐focused software process improvement (P‐SPI): concepts and their application

D.M. Solingen van, R.J. Kusters, J.J.M. Trienekens, A. Uijtrecht van

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    Management problems in the development of software have been addressed over recent years by a focus on improvement of the development process. This paper states that software process improvement (SPI) should have an explicit product focus. The practical implementation of a method for product-focused software process improvement is presented and discussed and experiences from a particular development project are described. The main conclusions are that a product focus addresses the specific needs of a company very well and results in early availability and visibility of benefits. As a result, commitment of a product development team to an improvement programme is established. Furthermore, it appears that the benefits of the application of the P-SPI method outweigh the (relatively low) cost already in an early phase of the project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)475-483
    Number of pages9
    JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999


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