Current Challenges and Proposed Software Improvement Process for VSEs in Developing Countries
Many software development organizations are classified as Very Small Entities (VSEs) with limited number of staff to implement full size of software development lifecycles standards (SDLC) such as ISO/IEC 12207 in their software projects. To make VSEs easier to implement lifecycles, ISO/IEC 29110 is a Standard specifically for VSEs; one of the parts defines a cut-down set of processes specifically tailored for VSEs. There are two frequently used processes (Software Development Process and Project Management Process) however; some VSEs seek for more support in SDLC selection. This paper investigates the differences of VSEs from different economic regions and argues that VSEs in developing countries usually can afford more staff due to much lower salary rates in those countries. Therefore they are capable of implementing more labor consuming processes compared to their counterparts in the developed countries. The paper then proposes an additional process (Process Improvement Process) as an extension for the current ISO/IEC 29110. Furthermore, through the aspects of economic feasibility and development sustainability, the paper justifies that the proposed process is valuable for VSEs in developing countries.
Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination - 16th International Conference, SPICE 2016
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