An Empirical Review of Software Process Assessments'

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AbstractIn the recent past there has been a rapid increase in the use of process assessments in the software industry. Such assessments play an important role in initiating and tracking process improvements In addition, there has been a proliferation of best practice models that are the basis for the assessments. The purpose of this chapter is to review the empirical evidence that exists to date on the efficacy of process assessments, with a specific focus on the CMM for software and the emerging lSO/IEC 15504 international standard. The available evidence is quite extensive, and supports the claims that assessments can be an effective tool for process improvement. We also highlight gaps in the literature where further work needs to be done.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number43610
NPARC number9167113
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