Software process improvement in a small organization: Difficulties and suggestions

Demirors O., Demirors E.

SOFTWARE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, vol.1487, pp.1-12, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1487
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, EMBASE, MathSciNet, Philosopher's Index, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Applying the widely accepted process improvement models, CMM and ISO 9001, to small software organizations has been a challenge for the software industry. In this paper, we summarize the difficulties that await small organizations and provide suggestions to resolve these difficulties based on an ongoing software process improvement initiative. We also generalize our action plan as a process improvement model for small software organizations.