Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

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December 2012

Volume 24, Issue 8

Pages 851–909

  1. Research Articles

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    2. Research Articles
    1. A software maintenance methodology for small organizations: Agile_MANTEMA (pages 851–876)

      Francisco J. Pino, Francisco Ruiz, Félix García and Mario Piattini

      Article first published online: 23 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.541

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      Agile_MANTEMA is a methodological proposal for software maintenance which focuses on small companies, and it establishes a set of elements such as maintenance types, service levels, performance levels and capability levels for the purpose of: (i) handling the complexity that is inherent to the maintenance process and (ii) allowing a small company to define its own maintenance process, taking into account its own characteristics and needs. According to the experience reports from two companies, this methodology offers a strategy that can be useful, practical and suitable to address the software maintenance. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

    2. An exploratory study of software process improvement implementation risks (pages 877–894)

      Mahmood Niazi

      Article first published online: 11 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.543

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      To successfully implement software process improvement initiatives organisations should address the five important risks: organisational politics, lack of support, lack of defined SPI implementation methodology, lack of awareness and lack of resources.

    3. Identifying criteria for multimodel software process improvement solutions – based on a review of current problems and initiatives (pages 895–909)

      Zádor Dániel Kelemen, Rob Kusters and Jos Trienekens

      Article first published online: 5 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.549

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      T his paper discusses first the current problems in multimodel software process improvement. Subsequently, multimodel initiatives are categorized into three different groups, respectively: quality approach harmonization, quality approach integration, and quality approach mapping. Based on an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of current multimodel initiatives in these three classes, we derive a set of criteria, which can provide a basis for multimodel software process improvement solutions.