Identifying up-to-the-minute topics in software process improvement research

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    Abstract

    The development of standards and methods used in software process improvement has for many years been oriented to the identification of best practices, but recent trends show an increasing interest in new research topics, especially in the category
    of small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SME) and very small entities (VSE). What are these research areas, and what kind of relationship do they have with software process improvement? The goal of this study is to aggregate topics that are up-to-the-minute or very new openings in research from the viewpoint of SMEs and VSEs. Using a systematic mapping study and confining it to the last three years, 26 studies were selected for deeper analysis. Proposals for further studies are made by suggesting practically relevant research questions. Results indicate that software process improvement research remains a robust discipline with plenty of possibilities. The challenges can be met by co-operating with researchers from other disciplines.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSQAMIA 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Software Quality Analysis, Monitoring, Improvement, and Applications
    EditorsZoran Budimac
    PublisherCEUR-WS
    Pages7:1
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9788670313552
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2017
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventWorkshop on Software Quality Analysis, Monitoring, Improvement, and Applications -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

    Publication series

    NameCEUR workshop proceedings
    Volume1938
    ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

    Conference

    ConferenceWorkshop on Software Quality Analysis, Monitoring, Improvement, and Applications
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • Mapping study; Software process improvement; very small entities; small-to-medium-sized enterprises

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

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