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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 1 Chapter 26 Process Improvement
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 2 Topics covered The process improvement process Process measurement Process analysis Process change The CMMI process improvement framework
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 3 Many software companies have turned to software process improvement as a way of enhancing the quality of their software, reducing costs, or accelerating their development processes. Process improvement means understanding existing processes and changing these processes to increase product quality and/or reduce costs and development time . Process improvement
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 4 Two approaches to improvement 1. The process maturity approach , which focuses on improving process and project management and introducing good software engineering practice. The level of process maturity reflects the extent to which good technical and management practice has been adopted in organizational software development processes. (cont’d)
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 5 Two approaches to improvement (cont’d) 2. The agile approach , which focuses on iterative development and the reduction of overheads in the software process. The primary characteristics of agile methods are rapid delivery of functionality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements.
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 6 Obviously, process quality and product quality are closely related A “good process” is usually required to produce a “good product.” For manufactured goods, process is the principal quality determinant. For design-based activity, other factors are also involved (especially the capabilities of the designers). .. What is the relationship between process and product quality?
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 7 Principal product quality factors Product quality Development technology Cost, time and schedule Process quality People quality (tool support)
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Chapter 26 Process Improvement Slide 8 More quality generalizations… For large projects with “average” people capabilities, process determines product quality. For small projects… people capabilities tend to be more important; but development technology (tool support) is also important. In all cases, an unrealistic schedule can cause product quality to suffer.
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Process Improvement Slide 9 Process improvement process There is no such thing as an “ideal” or “standard” software process that is applicable in all organizations or for all software products of a particular type. You will rarely be successful in introducing process improvements if you simply attempt to change the process to one that is used elsewhere . You
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