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Organizational Factors Shaping Software Process Improvement in Small-Medium Sized Software Teams: A Multi-Case Analysis

Ian Allison
2010 2010 Seventh International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology  
This work extends the existing literature by helping to identify the areas of risk that need managing in small SPI initiatives.  ...  This paper presents an analysis of SPI across six software teams in the UK using a framework based on Giddens' Structuration Theory.  ...  Thus the change to having self-managing teams rather than having one person in charge meant that management could not keep up with the dynamics in the teams.  ... 
doi:10.1109/quatic.2010.81 dblp:conf/quatic/Allison10 fatcat:cbcoyurfcrbxzd6v4zgfmvcnga

Software process improvement as emergent change: A structurational analysis

I. Allison, Y. Merali
2007 Information and Software Technology  
This paper presents a framework that draws on structuration theory and dialectical hermeneutics to explicate the dynamics of software process improvement (SPI) in a packaged software organisation.  ...  Fresh insights to the improvement process are developed by recognising the role of the individual to influence the improvement through facilitating or resisting the changes.  ...  Such resistance has been noted as a feature of SPI programmes [32] ; here it was seen that both managers and developers drew on their resources and structures of domination to resist changes in line with  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.003 fatcat:au4qgt6dj5c2fhxz5jsb7hcdiq

Making SPI happen: the IDEAL distribution of effort

A. Borjesson, L. Mathiassen
2003 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the  
Interpretations relating to key issues in SPI are offered together with a discussion of implications for research and practice.  ...  Many organisations experience a successful start on their SPI initiatives only to realise that the commitment to change weakens significantly after a first phase of initial excitement.  ...  The dedicated resources are needed to assure that practitioners overcome resistance, that practitioners are provided with adequate training, and that projects will be provided with the necessary consultation  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2003.1174899 dblp:conf/hicss/BorjessonM03 fatcat:vx3tahsm2zhghjqr47ynbvuxdq

Molecular Mechanisms of Salmonella Effector Proteins: A Comprehensive Review

Taher Azimi, Maryam Zamirnasta, Mahmood Alizadeh Sani, Mohammad Mehdi Soltan Dallal, Ahmad Nasser
2020 Infection and Drug Resistance  
Changing the host response requires particular effector proteins and vehicles to translocate them.  ...  To this end, a categorized gene called Salmonella pathogenicity island (SPI) was developed; genes like Salmonella pathogenicity island encode aggressive or modulating proteins.  ...  -3-phosphate on SCV. 46 Tae4 encoded by SPI-6 can help Salmonella overcome colonization resistance.  ... 
doi:10.2147/idr.s230604 pmid:32021316 pmcid:PMC6954085 fatcat:4fnegkxdlzh7jp5le3o4ekduem

A Detailed Software Process Improvement Methodology: BG-SPI [chapter]

Banu Aysolmaz, Onur Demirörs
2011 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Utilizing BG-SPI with support of SPI experts, organizations can easily plan and manage SPI lifecycle.  ...  Well-known SPI frameworks like CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504 define SPI methodologies in an abstract manner.  ...  If the management can't take actions to break the resistance, usually SPI initiatives do not achieve all of their goals.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22206-1_9 fatcat:g2hxcfeeybbrtb3j67rjkatuqa

Competing values in software process improvement: a study of cultural profiles

Sune Dueholm Müller, Peter Axel Nielsen
2013 Information Technology and People  
Practical implications -SPI managers are provided with a more complex view of organizational culture in which congruence is not a necessity.  ...  SPI in a specific company.  ...  Nonetheless, cultural incongruence challenges SPI implementation and requires management attention, and our case study describes how the challenges were overcome in ISY.  ... 
doi:10.1108/itp-03-2013-0052 fatcat:etdqf6q53jcejeu47iihozx6om

Building better science-policy interfaces for international environmental governance: assessing potential within the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Thomas Koetz, Katharine N. Farrell, Peter Bridgewater
2011 International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics  
Young in Institutions and environmental change: Principal findings, applications, and research, MIT Press, Cambridge 2008) associated with poor design of these institutions.  ...  While institutional arrangements for interfacing scientific and policy-making processes are emerging as key elements in the structure of international environmental governance, formal understanding regarding  ...  quo turns into the default option' (Young 2006, p. 13) and (3) political resistance towards institutional change emerges as 'some actors or interest groups may well benefit, at least in the short run  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10784-011-9152-z fatcat:mdnwsx4so5hqfjp5yofrr6zqdm

A Systems Perspective on Software Process Improvement [chapter]

Andreas Birk, Dietmar Pfahl
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Software process improvement often lacks strong links to project management and control activities, which are concerned with identifying the need of process change and triggering improvement initiatives  ...  This paper proposes a model that guides project managers (1) to set up a project so that it can reach its specific goals and (2) to identify corrective actions (or changes) once a project is at risk of  ...  For this reason, the SPI Systems Model is grounded in project management: It views SPI as a tool that enables project management to keep a project in line with its goals.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36209-6_4 fatcat:cqifadzzmfbald5zokn3wubkam

The role of chief executive officers in a quality improvement initiative: a qualitative study

Anam Parand, Sue Dopson, Charles Vincent
2013 BMJ Open  
leadership role in quality improvement (QI).  ...  Objectives: To identify the critical dimensions of hospital Chief Executive Officers' (CEOs) involvement in a quality and safety initiative and to offer practical guidance to assist CEOs to fulfil their  ...  Data collection was overseen by CV and carried out by AP along with other members of a research team acknowledged in this manuscript. AP carried out data analysis on all transcripts.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001731 pmid:23293245 pmcid:PMC3549256 fatcat:n74o2wrx4ffcvfk3yo7gsq26dm

How to Disable Mortal Loops of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation: A System Dynamics Analysis

Kaveh Cyrus, Davide Aloini, Samira Karimzadeh
2018 Systems  
This study discusses how system thinking works as a leverage point for overcoming ERP implementation challenges.  ...  Some of these causal loops are called mortal loops, because they may cause the failure of risk reduction efforts to a more severe failure in effect of lack of system thinking on CSFs interrelations.  ...  √ √ Change Management √ √ √ √ √ Resistance to change √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Model Development Practically, ERP systems are integrated process-oriented systems, are based on best practices and also generally  ... 
doi:10.3390/systems6010003 fatcat:pgszlcg4rvfwpcmga2yalg2geu

Moderating Effect of Strategic Planning Intensity on Strategic Planning and Financial Performance of National Sport Federations in Kenya

Obonyo Mark Ouche, David Odhiambo Oima, Moses Oginda
2016 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
changes financial performance with SP by 0.201.  ...  The study ventured in non-profit sport industry previously under researched in business management.  ...  Leaders focus their organization on a strategic direction, create an agenda for strategic change, keep an organization progressing towards the strategic vision, overcome resistance to change, facilitate  ... 
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v6-i4/2104 fatcat:7pz7supzdbh7lce2fshdiqjs4u

The SEI's Capability Maturity Model: a critical survey of adoption experiences in a cross-section of Typical UK companies [chapter]

J. P. Kolind, D. G. Wastell
1997 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Most companies actively interested in SPI will have some familiarity with the model, and indeed CMM assessments are now legally required in the US for government software procurement.  ...  The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) of the Software Engineering Institute bas played a seminal role in the field of software process improvement (SPI).  ...  approach, history resistance. of SPI efforts Big Bank Strong Internal CMM too costly High management and not linked to commitment to business goals.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35092-9_20 fatcat:xw5rpu3ezjav7oj3hv64c3hupa

Landscape-scale Ips typographus attack dynamics: from monitoring plots to GIS-based disturbance models

R Jakus, L Zajíčkova, P Cudlín, M Blaženec, M Turčani, M Ježík, F Lieutier, F Schlyter
2011 iForest : Biogeosciences and Forestry  
Unfortunately, traditional forest monitoring plots (ICP -Forest level I or National Forest Inventories) focus on mature, managed stands in areas with no disturbances.  ...  Tree health and host resistance The results of project Tatry also showed the importance of parameters related to spruce crown transformation and host resistance, in accordance with Moravec et al. (2002  ... 
doi:10.3832/ifor0589-004 fatcat:ckwhupejkja73guulimrcihgsu

Software Process Improvement Based on Defect Prevention Using Capability and Testing Model Integration in Extreme Programming [chapter]

Md. Habibur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman, Md. Al - Mustanjid, Muhammad Shahin Uddin, Mehedy Hasan Rafsan Jany
2020 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
Nowadays, Software Process Improvement popularly known as SPI has been able to receive an immense concern in the continuous process to purify software quality.  ...  Several Agile methodologies previously have worked with Extreme programming (XP). Before improving the process, defect prevention (DP) is inevitable.  ...  DP is a gradual way of finding the root causes of defects and changes the way recurring faults are noticed in SPI [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-52856-0_21 fatcat:pgtd3s3sgngtjoddl3knrgzv3y

Improving software process improvement

H. Conradi, A. Fuggetta
2002 IEEE Software  
Our experience shows that mid-level management resistance can also be a problem, because these managers are the main players in improvement initiatives.  ...  It is interesting to note that 79 percent believe that SPI was overcome by events and crises, indicating potentially that the organizations were not in a state that is ready for long term SPI initiatives  ...  He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a Laurea degree (MS) in electronic engineering. Contact him at  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2002.1020295 fatcat:p4asjo7izjflpfbsujiomnoewu
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