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Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering

Technical Report
This 1987 report provides guidance on creating the proper environment for a meaningful assessment and prescribes effective use of the assessment instrument.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-87-TR-016
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6582155.v1

Abstract

Characterizing the state of software engineering practice within an organization is a necessary prerequisite to orderly, meaningful, and sustainable improvement of the organizations ability to produce or support cost-effective, high quality software products. The Software Engineering Institute is developing a methodology for conducting SEI-assisted assessments of software engineering capability. The assessment methodology has five phases: 1. selecting the candidate organization, 2. preparing for the assessment, 3. conducting the assessment, 4. communicating final assessment findings and action recommendations, and 5. post-assessment follow-up activities. This report describes the methodology in detail.

Cite This Technical Report

Humphrey, W., & Kitson, D. (1987, July 1). Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-016). Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582155.v1.

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author={Humphrey, Watts and Kitson, David},
title={Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering},
month={Jul},
year={1987},
number={CMU/SEI-87-TR-016},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582155.v1},
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Humphrey, Watts, and David Kitson. "Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering." (CMU/SEI-87-TR-016). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, July 1, 1987. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582155.v1.

W. Humphrey, and D. Kitson, "Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-016, 1-Jul-1987 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582155.v1. [Accessed: 30-May-2024].

Humphrey, Watts, and David Kitson. "Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-016). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jul. 1987. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582155.v1. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Humphrey, Watts; & Kitson, David. Preliminary Report on Conducting SEI-Assisted Assessments of Software Engineering. CMU/SEI-87-TR-016. Software Engineering Institute. 1987. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582155.v1