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On Comparing Process Assessment Results: BOOTSTRAP And CMM

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940181

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16

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1,488 kb

Author(s)

J. Jarvinen

Abstract

On comparing process assessment results: BOOTSTRAP and CMM J. Jarvinen Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Linnanmaa, FIN-90570 Oulu, Finland ABSTRACT Software process assessment approaches, models, methods and methodologies have gained much attention in both MIS and SE recently. Perhaps the most well-known approach is CMM (Capability Maturity Model) which has been developed by SEI (Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). One of the more well-known European assessment approaches is called BOOTSTRAP. The Bootstrap approach includes both the CMM and the ISO 9000 standard as its starting point. These Bootstrap origins are explained and discussed. The Bootstrap and the SEI maturity questionnaires are compared using the Conte et al's [8] meta-metrics as criteria. Comparability of Bootstrap assessment results with SEI results has been examined using the empirical material co

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