Chapter 7

Lessons About Process Improvement

Introduction to Process Improvement

You might recall that the first sentence in this book was: “I’ve never known anyone who could truthfully say, ‘I am building software today as well as software could ever be built.’” Unless you can legitimately make this claim, you should always look for better ways to conduct your software projects. That’s what software process improvement (SPI) is all about.

Software Process Improvement: What and Why


The objective of SPI is to reduce the cost of developing and maintaining software. It’s not to generate a shelf full of processes and procedures. It’s not to comply ...

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