Introduction to Software Process Improvement

By Gerard O'Regan

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Introduction to Software Process Improvement provides a systematic guide to the steps in setting up a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) improvement initiative. Readers will learn the project management practices necessary to deliver high-quality software solutions to the customer, on time and on budget.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-8572-9171-4
  • 272 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: December 16, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $39.95
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This textbook is a systematic guide to the steps in setting up a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) improvement initiative.  Readers will learn the project management practices necessary to deliver high-quality software solutions to the customer on time and on budget.  The text also highlights how software process improvement can achieve specific business goals to provide a tangible return on investment. Topics and features: supplies review questions, summaries and key topics for each chapter, as well as a glossary of acronyms; describes the CMMI model thoroughly, detailing the five maturity levels; provides a broad overview of software engineering; reviews the activities and teams required to set up a CMMI improvement initiative; examines in detail the implementation of CMMI in a typical organization at each of the maturity levels; investigates the various tools that support organizations in improving their software engineering maturity; discusses the SCAMPI appraisal methodology.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Motivation for Software Process Improvement.
  2. Software Engineering.
  3. Capability Maturity Model Integration.
  4. Setting up a CMMI Initiative.
  5. CMMI Level 2 Implementation.
  6. CMMI Level 3 Implementation.
  7. CMMI Level 4 and 5 Implementation.
  8. Software Engineering Tools.
  9. SCAMPI Appraisals.
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