Software process improvement applies to any person or organisation undertaking software developments as their basic business. Software improvement strategies will be described and discussed in context with developmental size, organizational capability, return on investment and practicality. The SEI's Capability Maturity Model - Integrated (CMMI) will be described together with SPICE and ISO 9000. Assessments will be described as will their purpose, applicability, tailorability and effectiveness in making software process improvements. Software metrics will also be described and their applicability for identifying and monitoring process improvements will be discussed. Verification and Validation can also be considered as a formal set of processes and techniques that can be adopted/adapted across the systems/software development lifecycle in context with the determination of system and software criticality. This course will have some treatment of Verification and Validation and other relevant software processes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
To be able to manage and participate in rigorous process creation and assessment for software development including verification and validation.
Introduction to System/Software Processes
Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI)
- Principles of CMMI
- CMMI Process Areas
- CMMI Generic Goals
- CMMI Specific Practices
- CMMI Generic Practices
CMMI Appraisals Measurement as part of Software Process
- Practical System Software Measurement
Verification and Validation Process
Assignments 50%; Exam 50%
Students must pass both assessment components to pass the course.
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|28 Aug 2017
|11 Sep 2017
|15 Sep 2017
|18 Nov 2017