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AHAA - agile, hybrid assessment method for automotive, safety critical SMEs
Mc Caffery, Fergal; Pikkarainen, Minna; Richardson, Ita
The need for software is increasingly growing in the automotive industry. Software development projects are, however, often troubled by time and budget overruns, resulting in systems that do not fulfill customer requirements. Both research and industry lack strategies to combine reducing the long software development lifecycles (as required by time-to-market demands) with increasing the quality of the software developed. Software process improvement (SPI) provides the first step in the move towards software quality, and assessments are a vital part of this process. Unfortunately, software process assessments are often expensive and time consuming. Additionally, they often provide companies with a long list of issues without providing realistic suggestions. The goal of this paper is to describe a new low-overhead assessment method that has been designed specifically for small-to-medium-sized (SMEs) organisations wishing to be automotive software suppliers. This assessment method integrates the structured-ness of the plan-driven SPI models of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Automotive SPICE with the flexibleness of agile practices.
Keyword(s): software process improvement; agile practices; CMMI; automotive SPICE; assessment methods; safety-critical
Publication Date:
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland
Citation(s): International Conference on Software Engineering Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Software engineering;pp. 551-560
(GDS for SMEs) 03/IN3/1408C
Publisher(s): Association for Computing Machinery New York, USA
First Indexed: 2009-11-23 17:07:25 Last Updated: 2015-12-18 05:28:53