Osho Gbolahan Solomon
Professor of Economics and Finance
University of Houston-Downtown
College of Business
Department of Finance, Accounting and Computer Information Systems
Address: One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 222-5377
Improving the quality of software developed has always been and will continue to be the primary goal of any vendor of software products and applications. Strategies and methodologies for software process improvements (SPI) have been adopted industry-wide with several case studies that show the value SPI brings to a software organization. This study provides information for small software companies that have limited resources but need to implement SPI to grow the business. It establishes PSP (Personnel Software Process) as the SPI of choice for these types of organizations. Data on the benefits and ROI (Return on Investment) of investing in PSP provide managers of small organizations or budding software entrepreneurs the information needed to lay a sound foundation for a software organization.
Development of complex computer software is an exacting process that requires the expertise and skills of several talented individuals within an organization. The primary goal of any manager leading a team of software professionals is to ensure that software developed performs to specifications, is as defect free as possible and is produced with as short a life cycle as possible. How does a software company reduce defects or improve the quality of software? There are three important factors that affect quality in any software organization :
The processes used for executing software projects clearly have a major effect on the quality of software produced. Software Process Improvements (SPI) is the term generally used in the industry to... [continues]
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