Accession Number : ADA324230

Title :   A Turbo-Team Approach to Establishing a Software Test Process at Union Switch and Signal.

Descriptive Note : Final special rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : McAndrews, Don ; Ryan, Janice M. ; Fowler, Priscilla

PDF Url : ADA324230

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Process improvement teams are often created and tasked to make complex changes in an organization, but are not provided with the tools necessary for success. This report describes what one team did to successfully install a software testing process in an organization. The principles of a turbo-team approach are introduced and a defined process for working in teams to introduce a new software technology is adapted from the prototype Process Change Guide developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Artifacts of this effort are included and described as examples for other teams to reference. Successes and lessons learned are described.

Descriptors :   *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *TEST METHODS, *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, LESSONS LEARNED, SWITCHES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE