Assessing the Business Value of CMMI in South Africa

Assessing the Business Value of CMMI in South Africa

by Douglas Cohen
     
 

The Capability Maturity Model Integration or CMMI® remains the dominant standard for software process improvement globally. The lack of software quality standards such as CMMI® is seen as one of the causes of the current uncompetitive state of the South African software industry and so in 2007, a pilot programme called "Bringing CMMI® to South Africa" was… See more details below

Overview

The Capability Maturity Model Integration or CMMI® remains the dominant standard for software process improvement globally. The lack of software quality standards such as CMMI® is seen as one of the causes of the current uncompetitive state of the South African software industry and so in 2007, a pilot programme called "Bringing CMMI® to South Africa" was launched. This research focused on the experiences of the South African organisations participating in the South African CMMI® pilot study. The aim was to assist future managerial decision making to assess the business value CMMI® can bring to South African software organisations. The research found that the adoption of CMMI® improved both the internal quality and efficiencies as well as opportunities for growth. The research also established that CMMI® cannot be regarded as a silver bullet solution and that while process improvements can cause short-term upheaval, there are longer-term tangible and intangible benefits. The recommendations resulting from the research, including a model, are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783838368009
Publisher:
AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG.
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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