Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies: Techniques and Case Studies

Oktaba, Hanna, Piattini, Mario
IGI Global, 30 de abr. de 2008 - 394 páginas

Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models are currently geared toward large organizations, where most software organizations are small and medium enterprises.

Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies offers practical and useful guidelines, models, and techniques for improving software processes and products for small and medium enterprises, utilizing the authoritative, demonstrative tools of case studies and lessons learned to provide academics, scholars, and practitioners with an invaluable research source.


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Dr. Hanna Oktaba has a PhD in computer science from the University of Warsaw, Poland, 1982. She has been professor of computer science at the Universidad Nacional Aut¢noma de M xico (UNAM) since 1983. She was part of the group that founded the Mexican Society of Quality for Software Engineering (AMCIS), where she has played major roles ever since. She has been in charge of the MoProSoft and EvalProSoft projects for the Mexican government program PROSOFT since 2002. MoProSoft is a software process model for micro and small software development organizations, and EvalProSoft is a process assessment method based on ISO/IEC 15504-2; both documents were accepted as Mexican national standards in August 2005. She was distinguished by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) as a member of the International Process Research Group (IPRC) whose purpose is to define the process research roadmap for the next 10 years. She has been the technical director of the COMPETISOFT project, funded by CYTED, since January 2006. The general purpose of this project is to enhance competitiveness through process improvement in small and medium Ibero-American software companies; the project comprises 23 groups from 13 countries.

Mario Piattini has an MSc and a PhD in computer science (Politechnical University of Madrid) and a MSc in Psychology (UNED). He is also a certified information system auditor and a certified information system manager by ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association) as well as a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). Furthermore, he is the author of several books and papers on databases, software engineering, and information systems. He is a co-editor of several international books including Advanced Databases Technology and Design (2000, Artech House, UK), Information and database quality (2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, USA), Component-based software quality: methods and techniques (2004, Springer, Germany), and Conceptual Software Metrics (Imperial College Press, UK, 2005). He leads the ALARCOS research group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). His research interests include advanced databases, database quality, software metrics, security and audit, and software maintenance. [Editor]

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