Accession Number : ADA305164

Title :   Introduction to Software Process Improvement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Humphrey, Watts S.

PDF Url : ADA305164

Report Date : JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : While software now pervades most facets of modern life, its historical problems have not been solved. This report explains why some of these problems have been so difficult for organizations to address and the actions required to address them. It describes the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) software process maturity model, how this model can be used to guide software organizations in process improvement, and the various assessment and evaluation methods that use this model. The report concludes with a discussion of improvement experience and some comments on future directions for this work.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ORGANIZATIONS, PROBLEM SOLVING, HISTORY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE