Practical Software Process Improvement by Robert Fantina

By Robert Fantina

This distinctive source deals sensible how-to information on software program approach development. This ebook presents transparent implementation steps which are designed to have a hugely confident influence on even the main hard tasks.

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Have been identified. 4 Changes are initiated and mandated by the user requesting the service or product. During the project life cycle, changes to the requirements are reviewed and incorporated into the software project. Notify all stakeholders of change requests; determine impacts (time, cost, quality); obtain approval. As with all of the KPAs, we will use the CMM/CMMI® as the foundation, because it is based on industry best practices. Do not be overly constrained by it, however; remember that it is customizable to suit the particular needs of your organization.

Specific information regarding this estimate can be found in Attachment B. ◆ Milestones: The following milestones are established: 1. Demo available to directors on March 10, 200x; 3. Mock reports to state on April 17, 200x; 4. Full deployment on June 15, 200x. ◆ Reviews: The plan will be reviewed by all team members every Wednesday. Depending on where in the life cycle the plan is, and the amount of changes during the previous week, not all team members may be required to attend. For example, if the project is in development and no changes have been requested, the business analyst will be excused from the meeting.

Depending on the individual organization, for each CMM/CMMI® standard there may be several Current Practice items, and several Change Needed items. These should be used as needed. It is not necessary to have each cell completed; conversely, if there are more than three corresponding items, additional rows of cells can be added. Note that some pertinent findings are in the first column. In this example, project planning is done very informally, with no one ultimately responsible for planning, and no method of establishing a reasonable plan.

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