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Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory

Technical Report
This report describes the work of the first recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Software Process Achievement Award, jointly established by the SEI and IEEE to recognize outstanding achievements in software process improvement.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-94-TR-022

Abstract

The Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) was established in 1976 for the purpose of studying and measuring software processes with the intent of identifying improvements that could be applied to the production of ground support software within the Flight Dynamics Division (FDD) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The SEL has three member organizations: NASA/GSFC, the University of Maryland, and Computer Sciences Corporation. The concept of process improvement within the SEL focuses on the continual understanding of both process and product as well as goal-driven experimentation and analysis of process change within a production environment.

Cite This Technical Report

McGarry, F., Pajerski, R., Page, G., Waligora, S., Basili, V., & Zelkowitz, M. (1994, December 1). Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-022). Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-process-improvement-in-the-nasa-software-engineering-laboratory/.

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author={McGarry, Frank and Pajerski, Rose and Page, Gerald and Waligora, Sharon and Basili, Victor and Zelkowitz, Marvin},
title={Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory},
month={Dec},
year={1994},
number={CMU/SEI-94-TR-022},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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McGarry, Frank, Rose Pajerski, Gerald Page, Sharon Waligora, Victor Basili, and Marvin Zelkowitz. "Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory." (CMU/SEI-94-TR-022). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, December 1, 1994. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-process-improvement-in-the-nasa-software-engineering-laboratory/.

F. McGarry, R. Pajerski, G. Page, S. Waligora, V. Basili, and M. Zelkowitz, "Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-022, 1-Dec-1994 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-process-improvement-in-the-nasa-software-engineering-laboratory/. [Accessed: 22-Jul-2024].

McGarry, Frank, Rose Pajerski, Gerald Page, Sharon Waligora, Victor Basili, and Marvin Zelkowitz. "Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-022). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Dec. 1994. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-process-improvement-in-the-nasa-software-engineering-laboratory/. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

McGarry, Frank; Pajerski, Rose; Page, Gerald; Waligora, Sharon; Basili, Victor; & Zelkowitz, Marvin. Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. CMU/SEI-94-TR-022. Software Engineering Institute. 1994. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-process-improvement-in-the-nasa-software-engineering-laboratory/