Chapter 13. The Software Process Improvement Discipline

Reader ROI

  • Software process improvement is an ongoing effort; your process will evolve over time.

  • The goal of SPI is to ensure that your organization can define, implement, and evolve one or more appropriate processes to help you meet your IT goals.

  • There are many proven software processes; one or more of them will likely meet your needs.

  • Your software process must be tailored to reflect your organization’s strengths, weaknesses, culture, and business needs.

Even the smallest IT department needs a software process that project teams can follow and tailor; larger IT departments may need several different processes, typically one base process for each category of project that they work on. In the ...

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