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The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement

Technical Report
This 1989 report discusses the role of assessment in improving an organization's software capabilities; specifically, the ability of the organization's projects to consistently meet cost, schedule, and quality objectives.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-89-TR-003

Abstract

This report discusses the role of assessment in improving an organization's software capabilities; specifically, the ability of the organization's projects to consistently meet cost, schedule, and quality objectives. Software process assessments are described from both a conceptual and pragmatic point of view. Underlying concepts of software process, software process management, and software process maturity are discussed. Collectively, these constitute a framework for software process assessment and improvement.

Cite This Technical Report

Kitson, D., & Humphrey, W. (1989, December 1). The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-003). Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-role-of-assessment-in-software-process-improvement/.

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Kitson, David, and Watts Humphrey. "The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement." (CMU/SEI-89-TR-003). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, December 1, 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-role-of-assessment-in-software-process-improvement/.

D. Kitson, and W. Humphrey, "The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-003, 1-Dec-1989 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-role-of-assessment-in-software-process-improvement/. [Accessed: 13-Jul-2024].

Kitson, David, and Watts Humphrey. "The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-003). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Dec. 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-role-of-assessment-in-software-process-improvement/. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kitson, David; & Humphrey, Watts. The Role of Assessment in Software Process Improvement. CMU/SEI-89-TR-003. Software Engineering Institute. 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-role-of-assessment-in-software-process-improvement/