Historical perspective on the state of software process improvement

Authors Miklós Biró
Editors
Title Historical perspective on the state of software process improvement
Type article
Journal Informatika
Number 2
Volume XIV
Department PQE
ISSN 1419-2527
Month September
Year 2012
Pages 14-18
SCCH ID# 1213
Abstract

CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE), the international standard for the assessment and improvement of software processes, provides a framework for the improvement of the organization of software development whose application became a prerequisite for a software organization to be considered as a reliable business partner already in the 1990’s. They are related in this sense to the ISO 9001 standard, they are however significantly more useable originally in the case of the software, but currently in the case of arbitrary processes as well. The paper presents an update of the change of our expectations regarding software processes and their improvement from a historical perspective following the Software Process Improvement Hype Cycle [1] introduced earlier by the author as an extension of the Gartner Hype Cycle idea.