Identification of Key Factors in Software Process Management - A Case Study

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Patrik Berander, Claes Wohlin
Title: Identification of Key Factors in Software Process Management - A Case Study
Conference name: International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering
Year: 2003
Pagination: 316-325
ISBN: 0 7695 2002 2
Publisher: IEEE
City: Rome, Italy
ISI number: 000186331600032
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science (Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap)
Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/eng/ipd/
Authors e-mail: patrik.berander@bth.se, claes.wohlin@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: When conducting process related work within an organization, it is important to be aware of which factors that are most important to consider. This paper presents an empirical study that was performed in order to find the key success factors in process management. One factor, namely synchronization of processes, was considered as much more important within the studied organization than within the studied literature. This shows that more research might be needed in this area. The study further shows that it is important to relate process improvement work to the properties of the affected organization and that the key factors identified are highly interrelated.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: organisational aspects, software development management, software process improvement
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