Ricardo J. Machado

Work place: Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, GuimarĂ£es, Portugal

E-mail: rmach@dsi.uminho.pt


Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia Information System


Ricardo J. Machado is Full Professor at the Department of Information Systems (DSI) and Director of the ALGORITMI Research Centre, School of Engineering of University of Minho (U.Minho). Holds U.Minho’s Chair for Information Systems Engineering and Technology (ETSI) [2014-]. Member of the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering of U.Minho [2013-]. Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Department of Information Systems [2010-].

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Product Focused Software Process Improvement through Integrated Framework of Agile and CMMI: A Case in Small Settings

By Tatek Engdashet Kabitimer Dida Midekso Ricardo J. Machado

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2018.05.06, Pub. Date: 8 May 2018

Software process improvement (SPI) is an important requirement in a software company. The search for better approach brought different kinds of models with multiple sets of principles for SPI to be founded. The framework is proposed to mainly address an alternative way of achieving a better process capability. The approach focuses on the implementation of SPI which can seamlessly align with the organization nature, day to day business activities, and financial capability. The paper provides the detailed implementation guideline and application of the framework through case study results.

The case study is performed in a software development unit placed under academic institution. The unit is founded specifically for application development for internal and external customers. The case study is designed to be implemented in two software development projects in the development unit. From the ongoing case study, the results from the first project which is completed in six iterations are presented in this paper. Considering SPI implementation, the development team followed the framework and associated procedures throughout the development process. The results obtained in terms of aligning SPI to the daily development task and CMMI KPAs capability improvement achieved showed promising results.

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