Conference Proceeding Article
We present the results of a three year field study of the software development process choices made by project teams at two leading offshore vendors. In particular, we focus on the performance implications of project teams that chose to augment structured, plan-driven processes to implement the CMM level-5 Key Process Areas (KPAs) with agile methods. Our analysis of 112 software projects reveals that the decision to augment the firm-recommended, plan-driven approach with improvised, agile methods was significantly affected by the extent of client knowledge and involvement, newness of technology, and the project size. Furthermore this decision had a significant and mostly positive impact on project performance indicators such as reuse, rework, defect density, and productivity.
Software engineering, distributed software engineering, empirical analysis
Software and Cyber-Physical Systems
IEEE 31st International Conference on Software Engineering: ICSE 2009: 16-24 May 2009, Vancouver, Canada: Proceedings
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RAMASUBBU, Narayanasamy and BALAN, Rajesh Krishna.
The Impact of Process Choice in High Maturity Environments: An Empirical Analysis. (2009). IEEE 31st International Conference on Software Engineering: ICSE 2009: 16-24 May 2009, Vancouver, Canada: Proceedings. 529-539. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/458
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