Measurement based software process improvement

Ener, Aysun
This thesis is a study on improving the software requirements management processes of embedded software department of a company. The literature on software process improvement and requirements engineering is reviewed. After determining the problems related to the current requirements management processes of the department, an improved process is proposed addressing these problems. The static process descriptions and the models of the current and improved requirements management processes are formed. A recently proposed pre-enactment model for measuring process quality is used for measuring the quality of the current and improved requirements management processes. Finally, the results of the process quality measurements are compared and evaluated.


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Citation Formats
A. Ener, “Measurement based software process improvement,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.