Initial effects of software process improvement on an experienced software development team

E.G. McGuire
1996 Proceedings of HICSS-29: 29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Zhis paper discusses the initial stages of a long-term case study designed to examine the eflorts of an experienced software development team in moving to a more process-driven software development environment. This team has previously produced sojiware that has met functional, schedule, and cost criteria as specified by their customers. The sofiare development manager, as directed by an organizational mandate, has initiated efforts to move this team into a more structured, formalism-based
more » ... opment and testing environment. The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is being used as the model for this effort. The group dynamic and team development aspects of this e#ort are being carefilly monitored to determine possible sources of resistance to change and to develop intervention "just-in-time" training sessions that can address identif?ed problem areas, particularly those that may directly affect productivity, quality, andschedule. This paper discusses initialfindings in this area and addresses them within the CMM framework.
doi:10.1109/hicss.1996.495525 dblp:conf/hicss/McGuire96 fatcat:tpxnq27jofenlcnj5n5cyjyouu