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Software quality and the Capability Maturity Model
A bout the time Fred Brooks was warning us there was not likely to be a single, “silver bullet” solution to the essential difficulties of developing software [3], Watts Humphrey and others at theExpand
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A systematic survey of CMM experience and results
The capability maturity model (CMM) for software has become very influential as a basis for software process improvement (SPI). Most of the evidence to date showing the results of these efforts hasExpand
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Measurement Programs in Software Development: Determinants of Success
Measurement programs in software organizations are an important source of control over quality and cost in software development. The findings of this research presented here are based on anExpand
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Software Processes and Project Performance
Firms developing software face increasing pressures to improve project outcomes in terms of product quality, productivity, time to market, and customer satisfaction. As projects expand in size andExpand
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SPICE in retrospect: Developing a standard for process assessment
The SPICE Project was established in 1993 to support the development, validation and transition into use of an International Standard for software process assessment. Its efforts have resulted in theExpand
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Isolation and characterization of a mammalian homolog of the Drosophila white gene.
The Drosophila melanogaster white gene is a member of the ABC transporter superfamily of ATPase transmembrane proteins and is involved in the cellular uptake of guanine and tryptophan. We have clonedExpand
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Modelling the Likelihood of Software Process Improvement: An Exploratory Study
Software process assessments have become big business worldwide. They can be a powerful tool for initiating and sustaining software process improvement (SPI). However, SPI programs sometimes fail.Expand
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An empirical review of software process assessments
Abstract In the recent past there has been a rapid increase in the use of process assessments in the software industry. Such assessments play an important role in initiating and tracking processExpand
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Determinants of success in software measurement programs: initial results
While a great deal is known about technical issues of data gathering and applied statistics, less is known about what it takes to implement a successful software measurement program. Indeed, a goodExpand
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Findings from Phase 2 of the SPICE trials
The international SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) project was set up to support the development of the ISO/IEC 15504 standard for software process assessment (SPA).Expand
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