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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Software Processor for SMEs


SME stands for small to medium sized Enterprises.


Improved software production requires better definition and management of the overall software process and its component activities. Much software process research has arisen from the Capability Maturity Model - Humphrey at SEI (Humphrey 1988) and many subsequent models. While some argue against a direct relationship between improved processes and improved quality (Jones 1996) there is considerable evidence of an overall positive effect. (Zahran 1998). The software process in small software development companies is usually significantly different to that in large companies for organisational reasons. (Task Force on Small Business 1994).