This book will help you to manage and control the quality of your organization's software products. Continually dealing with the problems caused by software defects can be both time-consuming and demanding but Sami Zahran's pragmatic approach will take you from reactive fire-fighting to a preventative culture of disciplined and continuous process improvement.
This book will help you:
establish a process-focused software development organizatio
design and implement procedures for developing quality software in time and within budge
benchmark your organization against the industry standards for the software process, including the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), ISO 9001, the new standard ISO/IEC 15504 (originally known as SPICE) and Bootstrap.
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 27 mm
` In addition to talking about process improvement, Sami Zahran provides useful guidance from a practitioner's perspective....Most importantly he discusses the issues which you, the user, will face as you pursue process improvement on your own'
Watts Humphrey, Software Engineering Institute
` Regardless of the approach selected, building competitive advantage should be focused on improvement, not on achieving a score... Dr Zahran's book should help the reader understand the trade-offs and issues associated with effective software process improvement.'
Mark C. Paulk, Software Engineering Institute
`This is exactly the kind of book that is needed to spread awareness of the potential of Software Process Improvement and how to succeed in it.....It is to be warmly welcomed and recommended.'
Colin Tully, Independent Consulting Software Engineer
" Software Process Improvement-Practical Guidelines for Business Success provides comprehensive guidance on implementing software process improvement and more..... The concluding sections of the book provide excellent summaries of the various Software Process standards/guidelines covering the SEI/CMM, ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE), Bootstrap, ISO 9000, Trillium and others..... With a forward from Watts Humphrey, a preface by the SEI's Mark Paulk, well ordered layout and copious use of diagrams, charts and tables, Dr Zahran's book will provide rewarding reading and an excellent reference work for anyone who is intent on bringing about software process improvement."
The Software Manager