Linda Ibrahim

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Reasons frequently given for process improvement failure include lack of training, education, awareness of the principles and value of process improvement, or how to do it. Whereas there is a growing body of knowledge regarding process improvement, this information is scattered and sometimes inconsistent. This paper examines issues, challenges and(More)
T he FAA developed the FAA-iCMM to guide improvement of the engineering, management , and acquisition processes it uses to acquire software-intensive systems. Three CMMs were being used separately in different FAA directorates that work on different aspects of acquisition: the SW-CMM [2], the SE-CMM [3], and the SA-CMM [4]. These CMMs have different(More)
F ueled by the premise that improving products is predicated on improving processes used to develop and deploy them, early process improvement efforts based on the Capability Maturity Model ® (CMM ®) were focused on software systems. Documented cases of software systems fraught with problems underscored the need for scrutinizing software engineering(More)
Based on his experience as a quality system appraiser, this author walks through the steps to acquiring ISO 9000 certification, including where and how to start, time, cost, and before-and-after expectations. CMMI Myths and Realities This article uses advice from early adopters and model experts to help debunk several myths that may cause concern about(More)
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