Issue No.01 - January/February (2007 vol.24)
Fergal Mc Caffery , Lero--the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Philip S. Taylor , Queen's University Belfast
Gerry Coleman , Dundalk Institute of Technology
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2007.3
Software process assessments are typically the first step to commencing software process improvement. Small software companies find that many assessment methods are linked to plan-driven improvement models and can be expensive in terms of the resources required. The authors support these claims with statistics from the Irish software industry and present a lightweight assessment method called Adept. Adept unifies an existing plan-driven assessment method and an adapted, risk-based Agility/Discipline Assessment method. Adept has a low resource overhead and does not dictate either a plan-driven or agile process improvement model, making it an attractive assessment method for small software companies. This article is part of a special issue on Software Engineering Challenges in Small Software Organizations.
D.2.18 Software Engineering Process, D.2.18.c Process Measurement, D.2.18.e Software Process Models.
Fergal Mc Caffery, Philip S. Taylor, Gerry Coleman, "Adept: A Unified Assessment Method for Small Software Companies", IEEE Software, vol.24, no. 1, pp. 24-31, January/February 2007, doi:10.1109/MS.2007.3