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Low-rigour, rapid software process assessments for small software development firms

A.P. Cater-Steel
2004 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference. Proceedings.  
This paper presents the results from a program in which low-rigour, one-day SPI assessments were offered at no cost to 22 small software development firms.  ...  Also, the process capability of firms varied depending on the industry sectors targeted by firms.  ...  Finally, the conclusion looks at how the results of this study may benefit the software industry in Australia.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aswec.2004.1290490 dblp:conf/aswec/Cater-Steel04 fatcat:dzxblw54hraklgn3vfww34hu3u

SPICE in retrospect: Developing a standard for process assessment

Terence P. Rout, Khaled El Emam, Mario Fusani, Dennis Goldenson, Ho-Won Jung
2007 Journal of Systems and Software  
The SPICE Project was established in 1993 to support the development, validation and transition into use of an International Standard for software process assessment.  ...  Its efforts have resulted in the publication of a five-part Standard for Process Assessment, ISO/IEC 15504.  ...  Acknowledgements The contribution of all of the professionals who have participated in the development and validation of ISO/ IEC 15504 is acknowledged; particular individuals need to be credited for their  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2007.01.045 fatcat:nuj46szhl5bvnajtyd3275qkkm

The Evolution of the TIPA Framework: Towards the Automation of the Assessment Process in a Design Science Research Project [chapter]

Béatrix Barafort, Anup Shrestha, Stéphane Cortina
2017 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This activity involves comparing the objectives of a solution to actual observed results from use of the artefact in the demonstration.  ...  Ongoing evaluation rounds are planned in order to collect feedback not only from the Alpha Version, but also from the next Beta one, and the definitive product once delivered to the market.  ...  In the software community, several initiatives have been developed over the years targeting various sectors: Automotive SPICE [7] for software development in the automotive industry, SPICE4SPACE [8]  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67383-7_9 fatcat:d6iccnwxrjgw7m4dnd5xnckk2u

Process improvement for small firms: An evaluation of the RAPID assessment-based method

Aileen Cater-Steel, Mark Toleman, Terry Rout
2006 Information and Software Technology  
Comparison of the process capability levels at the time of assessment and the follow-up meetings revealed that the process improvement program was effective in improving the process capability of 15 of  ...  With increasing interest by the software development community in software process improvement (SPI), it is vital that SPI programs are evaluated and the reports of lessons learned disseminated.  ...  The authors also recognise the contribution by researchers from the Software Quality Institute at Griffith University Queensland.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2005.09.012 fatcat:kyx4qmwdzbfahe5eefaw5i5py4

Implementing Software Process Improvement Initiatives: An Empirical Study [chapter]

Mahmood Niazi, David Wilson, Didar Zowghi
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we present findings from our empirical study of software process improvement (SPI) implementation.  ...  Our results show that 71% of the practitioners said that SPI initiatives provided clear benefits to the management.  ...  Our findings generally indicate that SPI is progressing in the Australian software industry.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11767718_20 fatcat:ghejb4fpn5akher3xqzzp3g2pm

Evidence-based software engineering [chapter]

T. Dybå, G.R. Bergersen, D.I.K. Sjøberg
2016 Perspectives on Data Science for Software Engineering  
Conclusions: Software engineering would benefit from adopting what it can of the evidence approach provided that it deals with the specific problems that arise from the nature of software engineering.  ...  Method: We compared the organisation and technical infrastructure supporting evidence-based medicine (EBM) with the situation in software engineering.  ...  At a high level, the Capability Maturity Model and SPICE suggest procedures for improving the software production process.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-804206-9.00029-5 fatcat:dypevmqw3vdv7h7nt5sazi26d4

Evaluation of Software Mediated Process Assessments for IT Service Management [chapter]

Anup Shrestha, Aileen Cater-Steel, Mark Toleman, Terry Rout
2015 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This paper provides evidence of evaluation of this software-mediated process assessment (SMPA) approach which was based on ISO/IEC 15504, ISO/IEC 20000 and the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®).  ...  In a usability evaluation of the online tool, participants reported largely positive experiences finding the online survey easy to use trustworthy, comfortable, generally effective, and more transparent  ...  Ltd. for his involvement and support in providing the platform to implement the DSS tool.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19860-6_7 fatcat:6xis64bcnfendgrgzhcrb4uoui

Smart Tools for it Service Management: A Review of Two Decision Support System Projects

Raul Valverde, Anup Shrestha, Alieen cater-Steel, Mark Toleman
2014 Social Science Research Network  
We highlight the growing importance of software-mediated tools to improve ITSM processes and review two recent projects that designed decision support tools for ITSM.  ...  Although different theories and methods guide the two research projects, a common theme of engaged management scholarship is demonstrated through the successful application of industry relevance in managing  ...  The SMPA project is supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Project in partnership with our industry partner Assessment Portal. The SMPA team includes Dr Wui-Gee Tan  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2553012 fatcat:gwpjm6rtsraghpjxetxyotwbgu

A maturity model for the implementation of software process improvement: an empirical study

Mahmood Niazi, David Wilson, Didar Zowghi
2005 Journal of Systems and Software  
Different advances have been made in the development of software process improvement (SPI) standards and models, e.g. capability maturity model (CMM), more recently CMMI, and ISO's SPICE.  ...  However, these advances have not been matched by equal advances in the adoption of these standards and models in software development which has resulted in limited success for many SPI efforts.  ...  They have used data from 14 companies involved in the SPICE trials in order to identify which of the factors are most strongly related to the success of SPI efforts and which factors have no impact. •  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2003.10.017 fatcat:q5eymw6ydfb7hi6frmikcuqomm

An Industrial Case Study of Immediate Benefits of Requirements Engineering Process Improvement at the Australian Center for Unisys Software

Daniela Damian, Didar Zowghi, Lakshminarayanan Vaidyanathasamy, Yogendra Pal
2004 Empirical Software Engineering  
This paper describes an industrial experience in process improvement at one of the Unisys development labs in Australia.  ...  Following a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) mini-assessment, the organization is undertaking significant changes in the requirements management process, which include the introduction of group session  ...  This research was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:emse.0000013514.19567.ad fatcat:jcxckwnr7bfxnlawe7ledkenca

The Bitter Pill

Theresa C. Maatman
2017 Journal of Graduate Medical Education  
"SA TS101 is a major step forward for the Australian construction industry and will result in improved safety and reliability of structures, " says Gad.  ...  SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR WINE WASTE A range of industrial applications could result from reprocessing grape pomace W ays to recycle the vast amount of plant waste produced by the wine industry are under  ...  The results are already available to the community and were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in mid-2015. The curcumin compound is now licensed in Australia by Blackmores.  ... 
doi:10.4300/jgme-d-17-00224.1 pmid:28824775 pmcid:PMC5559257 fatcat:idypi6dthnejjlbvt4rp7dnz6y

Predicting Indian stock market using the psycho-linguistic features of financial news [article]

B. Shravan Kumar, Vadlamani Ravi, Rishabh Miglani
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we proposed hybrid intelligent models for stock market prediction using the psycholinguistic variables (LIWC and TAALES) extracted from news articles as predictor variables.  ...  We experimented on the data of 12 companies stocks, which are listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).  ...  They considered the daily share prices of BHP Bilton Ltd. from Australian Stock Exchange as output.  ... 
arXiv:1911.06193v1 fatcat:y22di5qpqjcmnm47tvkcqkyjl4

Meeting the demands of climate change: Australian consumer acceptance and sensory profiling of red wines produced from non-traditional red grape varieties

Laura V. Mezei, Trent E. Johnson, Steven Goodman, Cassandra Collins, Susan E. P. Bastian
2021 OENO One  
change might lead to a more sustainable wine industry in the future.  ...  To endure the challenge of climate change, the Australian wine industry could adopt new wine grape varieties more tolerant of these pending conditions.  ...  A one-way ANOVA was performed on the liking data and the results are shown in Table 1 . Wines denoted with an * were selected for the consumer trial.  ... 
doi:10.20870/oeno-one.2021.55.2.4571 fatcat:b67k6cghybexvha7qjhe6o6i5i

Managing Software Engineers and Their Knowledge [chapter]

John S. Edwards
2003 Managing Software Engineering Knowledge  
Keywords: knowledge management; software engineering; software process improvement; learning; expertise; knowledge management strategy. look at the potential for knowledge management in software engineering  ...  This leads into a discussion of the areas in software engineering that are problematic, as a basis for considering the knowledge management issues.  ...  Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE) is an initiative intended to produce an international standard for Software Process  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-05129-0_1 fatcat:smebt4j3l5ad7dfkxrbjvrl75u

Sensory and chemical profiling of Cypriot wines made from indigenous grape varieties Xynisteri, Maratheftiko and Giannoudhi and acceptability to Australian consumers

Alexander Willem Copper, Trent E. Johnson, Lukas Danner, Susan E.P. Bastian, Cassandra Collins
2019 OENO One  
It is therefore necessary for the Australian wine industry to investigate grape varieties that are indigenous to hot climates similar to Australia.  ...  the Australian consumers' response to these wines.Methods and Results: A Rate-All-That-Apply (RATA) method was used for sensory profiling of the wines (n=56 panellists on Xynisteri and n=60 on Maratheftiko  ...  We are grateful to members of the Cypriot wine industry for their support and donation of wines. UA and AWRI are members of the Wine Innovation Cluster in Adelaide.  ... 
doi:10.20870/oeno-one.2019.53.2.2423 fatcat:skvy3wodqzfxjlgw5lh347ihd4
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