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Software Process Improvement in Very Small Organizations

Xabier Larrucea, Rory V. O'Connor, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Claude Y. Laporte
2016 IEEE Software  
Thus, small and very small organizations-which include most software startups-are the global software industry's dominant force and are crucial to its competitiveness and innovation.  ...  When many people think of software companies, they think of the large organizations that have become so well known in the marketplace.  ...  For many small and very small software companies, implementing software-development management controls and structures is a major challenge.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2016.42 fatcat:e6nsigpombfy3is4p3jz6vm3u4

Gained Experience by Making Intervention to Improve Software Process in Very Small Organizations [chapter]

Mohammad Zarour, Jean-Marc Desharnais, Abdulrahman Alarifi, Naji Habra, Grégory Cassiers, Antoine Robaeys
2012 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Many research have been accomplished in assessing software process in small enterprises; in this paper we introduce our experience in conducting SPI initiatives with very small enterprises VSE using the  ...  Interventions to these enterprises have been made to help them improving their software processes.  ...  Although several well-known software process improvement models, like CMMI, ISO 15504, ISO 9001 and others, are currently available, small and very small enterprises , due to their lack of resources in  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30439-2_5 fatcat:a4kilduajbdwjjwktxda6nwgza

Software Process Improvement for Small Organizations

Doo-Hwan Bae
2007 Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) Proceedings of the IEEE International  
Also, we deal with cultural issues involved in software process improvement, which is very important to the successful implementation of software process improvement.  ...  In this panel, we are going to discuss the issues involved in the application of the existing SPI models to small software organizations.  ...  Also, we deal with cultural issues involved in software process improvement, which is very important to the successful implementation of software process improvement. 31st Annual International Computer  ... 
doi:10.1109/compsac.2007.193 dblp:conf/compsac/Bae07 fatcat:37hmplfoefe6rnvdl6ridbdwey

The Evolution of the ISO/IEC 29110 Set of Standards and Guides

Rory V. O'Connor, Claude Y. Laporte
2017 International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach  
companies and not with small and very small organizations in mind.  ...  While the quality of products is a competitive advantage for very small software development organizations, the usage of Software and Systems Engineering standards amongst such very small organizations  ...  with the small organization in mind (Coleman & O'Connor 2008b) .  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijitsa.2017010101 fatcat:tvhzerdcknhbhkh7ypmq222z3i

Organizational commitment towards software process improvement an irish software vses case study

Shuib Bin Basri, Rory V. O'Connor
2010 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology  
development processes of very small software companies, with a focus on the company's Software Process Improvement (SPI) activities.  ...  In this research we carried out a survey which contains open and close ended questions in a series of very small software development companies in Ireland.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 03/CE2/I303_1 to Lero -the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie).  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsim.2010.5561489 fatcat:vc5yhqvktzegxkh5yjxwqbz3aa

Guest Editors' Introduction: Why are Small Software Organizations Different?

Ita Richardson, Christiane Gresse Von Wangenheim
2007 IEEE Software  
Many submissions we received dealt with software process assessment and improvement, indicating ongoing work in developing national or tailored approaches for small organizations (see the sidebar "Process  ...  initiatives have focused on small organizations' software processes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2007.12 fatcat:ndk5hvksxngjxnbklqio3lhvdi

A Study of Software Development Team Dynamics in SPI [chapter]

Shuib Basri, Rory V. O'Connor
2011 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This paper explores the dynamics of software development teams (structure, process, communication, learning and sharing) and its impact on Software Process Improvement (SPI) in very small software organization  ...  We undertook a series of interviews and focus groups with very small software companies and our results show that very small companies have a high level of team dynamics although their SPI initiatives  ...  This work were supported, between Science Foundation Ireland grant 03/CE2/I303_1 to Lero -the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia (www.utp.edu.my  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22206-1_13 fatcat:ofv7loigzzaqzc4vvxaulme3ce

Initiating software process improvement in very small enterprises

Naji Habra, Simon Alexandre, Jean-Marc Desharnais, Claude Y. Laporte, Alain Renault
2008 Information and Software Technology  
The paper concerns software process improvement in Very Small Enterprises (VSEs).  ...  It presents briefly a gradual methodology to initiate software process improvement in VSE through three steps approach and develops the first and most original step.  ...  process; -Allow organizations to realize Software Process Assessment with very few resources.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2007.08.004 fatcat:a7l2dqshujhxhe4m6sf3qgd3ny

Understanding the Role of Knowledge Management in Software Development

Rory V. O'Connor, Shuib Basri
2014 International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering  
order to support software process improvement and the role of knowledge management in this.  ...  The findings in this study give an insight towards knowledge management practices as they relate to software development process practices in very small companies and the important factors that must be  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 10/CE/I1855 to Lerothe Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie).  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijssoe.2014010103 fatcat:u4yle24gz5by7kvapbrlglsgv4

The Tutelkan SPI Framework for Small Settings: A Methodology Transfer Vehicle [chapter]

Gonzalo Valdes, Hernán Astudillo, Marcello Visconti, Claudia López
2010 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Software organizations aim to improve their processes to increase their productivity, competitiveness and performance.  ...  organizations processes using these assets, and (3) systematically training small organization focused consultants for these library and toolset.  ...  and profiles for organizations with fewer than 25 employees (ISO/IEC 29110: Software Engineering -Lifecycle Profiles for Very Small Entities), expected for release in 2010 [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15666-3_13 fatcat:nbtm5ynp6bcqrnfyxm5jl6wwmy

Using ISO/IEC 29110 to Harness Process Improvement in Very Small Entities [chapter]

Rory V. O'Connor, Claude Y. Laporte
2011 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
in understanding the potential usage of this new software process standard.  ...  The recently published ISO/IEC 29110 standard Lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities has at its core a Management and Engineering Guide [1] which are targeted at very small entities (enterprises, organizations  ...  Acknowledgments: This work is supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 03/CE2/I303_1 to Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22206-1_20 fatcat:qjfcbsltynej3hsu5kv4zmyzuu

Assessment of factors affecting the software process improvement in small organizations

Bakir Karahodza, Elma Avdagić-Golub, Alem Čolaković
2022 Science Engineering and Technology  
The problem of the software process improvement in small organizations is described, extracting the risks and recommendations for its enhancement.  ...  Their complexity and the size make them difficult to use in small software organizations and companies.  ...  In "Software process improvement in small organizations" we present and discuss SPI in small organizations, and describe the common factors constraining or enabling the process improvement, along with  ... 
doi:10.54327/set2022/v2.i1.24 fatcat:arupmwgy5vhrhiyv5bjcpk4oqq

Software Development Team Dynamics in SPI: A VSE Context

Shuib Basri, Rory V. OConnor
2012 2012 19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference  
This paper discusses the dynamics of software development teams (structure, process, communication, learning and sharing) and its impact on Software Process Improvement (SPI) in software VSEs based on  ...  Whilst there is much literature examining the software process and how to improve the software process, less attention has been paid to the issues of team working and specifically the impact of team dynamics  ...  ACKNOWLEGMENTS This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 10/CE/I1855 to Lero -the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS,  ... 
doi:10.1109/apsec.2012.26 dblp:conf/apsec/BasriO12 fatcat:4znio3jhr5cy5ip7sql2jtufva

Critical Software Processes Tailoring and Very Small Entities (VSE): A Literature Review

G. H. Diniz, A. M. Ambrosio, C. H. N. Lahoz
2019 International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science  
Although there are many software standards, the majority of them do not specifically aim the needs of organizations such as Very Small Entities (VSEs).  ...  Aligned with the worldwide trend of developing using small teams, most of the critical software has been developed by small organizations, which demand a particular attention to establishment of process  ...  proposed for critical software processes tailoring in very small organizations?"  ... 
doi:10.22161/ijaers.611.43 fatcat:yppaur47praexb6prolx5bz4ry

A Study of Knowledge Management Process Practices in Very Small Software Companies

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2011 American Journal of Economics and Business Administration  
in order to support software process improvement and the role of knowledge management in this.  ...  Conclusion: The findings in this study give an insight towards knowledge management practices as they relate to software development process practices in very small companies and the important factors  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This study was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 03/CE2/I303_1 to Lerothe Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www. lero.ie).  ... 
doi:10.3844/ajebasp.2011.636.644 fatcat:2bger6jawbfvnor3d3h3we6tsa
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