UDC 658.5:004.4, DOI: 10.2298/CSIS0901111M

Software Process Improvement in SMEs : A Comparative View

Deepti Mishra1 and Alok Mishra1

  1. Department of Computer Engineering, Atilim University
    Incek, 06836, Ankara, Turkey
    deepti@atilim.edu.tr, alok@atilim.edu.tr


Majority of software development organizations all over the world are small and medium enterprises. These organizations have realized that it is crucial for their business to improve their processes and working methods but they are lacking knowledge and resources to do it. It has been observed that the successful implementation of SPI methodologies is generally not possible within the context of small and medium-sized software enterprises (SMEs) because they are not capable of bearing the cost of implementing these software process improvement programs. Further the proper implementation of software engineering techniques is difficult task for SMEs as they often operate on limited resources and with strict time constraints There are number of methodologies to address these issues. In this paper, various SPI methodologies for SMEs are discussed and compared. This will facilitate towards maturity of software process improvement in SMEs and also help in development of automation tools for SPIs in future.

Key words

software process improvement, software quality, small and medium enterprises, SME

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Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2009)
Year of Publication: 2009
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Mishra, D., Mishra, A.: Software Process Improvement in SMEs : A Comparative View. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, 111-140. (2009), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS0901111M