Accession Number:

ADA371804

Title:

Software Process Improvement Works

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The Advanced information Services Inc. AIS Development Group was motivated by business needs to begin its Continuous Process Improvement CPI initiative in 1992. We chose the Software Engineering Institute SEI Capability Maturity Modelregistered CMMregistered as the process maturity framework Paulk 93 and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE standards as the guidelines for software engineering. We can relate the changes in AIS process capability to three different eras. The first was the time before 1992, during which AIS did not use a model for software process improvement During the second era, 1992 to 1995, the CMM was used. Data Indicate that project schedule and effort predictability Improved with the Introduction of the CMM framework. The third era began in 1995 when AIS piloted the Personal Software ProcessService Marks PSPService Marks. With the adoption of the PSP, data reflect an Increase in product quality and Improvements In productivity levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE