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The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report

Technical Report
This 1989 report provides an overview of the process framework and assessment approach, describes assessment results obtained to date, and discusses implications of the current state of the practice for customers and suppliers of DoD software.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-89-TR-001

Abstract

This is the first in a series of SEI reports to provide periodic updates on the state of software engineering practice in the DoD software community. The SEI has developed, and is refining, a process framework and assessment methodology for characterizing the processes used by software organizations to develop and evolve software products. This report provides a brief overview of the process framework and assessment approach, describes assessment results obtained to date, and discusses implications of the current state of the practice for both customers and suppliers of DoD software.

Cite This Technical Report

Humphrey, W., Kitson, D., & Kasse, T. (1989, February 1). The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-001). Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-state-of-software-engineering-practice-a-preliminary-report/.

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Humphrey, Watts, David Kitson, and Timothy Kasse. "The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report." (CMU/SEI-89-TR-001). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, February 1, 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-state-of-software-engineering-practice-a-preliminary-report/.

W. Humphrey, D. Kitson, and T. Kasse, "The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-001, 1-Feb-1989 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-state-of-software-engineering-practice-a-preliminary-report/. [Accessed: 13-Jul-2024].

Humphrey, Watts, David Kitson, and Timothy Kasse. "The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-001). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Feb. 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-state-of-software-engineering-practice-a-preliminary-report/. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Humphrey, Watts; Kitson, David; & Kasse, Timothy. The State of Software Engineering Practice: A Preliminary Report. CMU/SEI-89-TR-001. Software Engineering Institute. 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-state-of-software-engineering-practice-a-preliminary-report/