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Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results

Technical Report
This 1994 report provides initial results of the effects of software process improvement efforts on organizations.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-94-TR-013

Abstract

Data from 13 organizations were collected and analyzed to obtain information on the results of CMM-based software process improvement efforts. We report the cost and business value of improvement efforts, as well as the yearly improvement in productivity, early defect direction, time to market, and post-release defect reports. Improvement efforts and results in five organizations are reported in more depth in case studies. In addition, technical issues that we confronted as we tried to measure the results of software process improvement are discussed. We end with conclusions about the results of SPI efforts.

Cite This Technical Report

Herbsleb, J., Carleton, A., Rozum, J., Siegel, J., & Zubrow, D. (1994, August 1). Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-013). Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/benefits-of-cmm-based-software-process-improvement-initial-results/.

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author={Herbsleb, James and Carleton, Anita and Rozum, James and Siegel, Jane and Zubrow, David},
title={Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results},
month={Aug},
year={1994},
number={CMU/SEI-94-TR-013},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/benefits-of-cmm-based-software-process-improvement-initial-results/},
note={Accessed: 2024-Apr-23}
}

Herbsleb, James, Anita Carleton, James Rozum, Jane Siegel, and David Zubrow. "Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results." (CMU/SEI-94-TR-013). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 1994. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/benefits-of-cmm-based-software-process-improvement-initial-results/.

J. Herbsleb, A. Carleton, J. Rozum, J. Siegel, and D. Zubrow, "Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-013, 1-Aug-1994 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/benefits-of-cmm-based-software-process-improvement-initial-results/. [Accessed: 23-Apr-2024].

Herbsleb, James, Anita Carleton, James Rozum, Jane Siegel, and David Zubrow. "Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-013). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 1994. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/benefits-of-cmm-based-software-process-improvement-initial-results/. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Herbsleb, James; Carleton, Anita; Rozum, James; Siegel, Jane; & Zubrow, David. Benefits of CMM-Based Software Process Improvement: Initial Results. CMU/SEI-94-TR-013. Software Engineering Institute. 1994. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/benefits-of-cmm-based-software-process-improvement-initial-results/