Actual State of the Coverage of Mexican Software Industry Requested Knowledge Regarding the Project Management Best Practices

Mirna Muñoz1, Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón2, Jezreel Mejia1 and Graciela Lara López2

  1. Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas
    Avda. Universidad no. 222, 98068, Zacatecas, México
    {mirna.munoz, jmejia}@cimat.mx
  2. Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara
    Av. Revolución No. 1500, 44430, Guadalajara, Jal., México
    adriana.pena@cucei.udg.mx, graciela.lara@red.cucei.udg.mx

Abstract

In Mexico, the small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) are key for the software development industry. For them, having highly qualified personal for the development of high quality software products is a fundamental piece to guarantee their permanency in the market. Therefore, matching the software industry requirements with the academy training represents a significant problem that must be addressed for both sectors benefit. This paper presents an analysis of the coverage between the Moprosoft norm, standard developed to be used for software industry to ensure quality in Software Engineering practices, and ten academic curricular programs of higher education related to Computer Science and Informatics; to get an overview of the knowledge and skills that Computer Science students acquire at universities, regarding knowledge required in organizations that work under process models. In addition, a survey to 32 SMEs was conducted to contrast the coverage results with their hired, recently graduated, personal.

Key words

Moprosoft, Computer Science and Informatics curricular programs, software industry, SMEs, software engineering best practices

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS160808040M

Publication information

Volume 13, Issue 3 (November 2016)
Special issue on Trends in Software Technologies
Year of Publication: 2016
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Muñoz, M., Negrón, A. P. P., Mejia, J., López, G. L.: Actual State of the Coverage of Mexican Software Industry Requested Knowledge Regarding the Project Management Best Practices. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3, 849–873. (2016)