Fatores de influência na melhoria de processo de software: um survey comparativo entre MPE e MGE (Influential factors in software process improvement: a survey comparing "Micro and Small Enterprises" (MSE) and "Medium and Large Enterprises" (MLE))

Pablo Schoeffel (pablo.schoeffel@udesc.br)1, Fabiane Barreto Vavassori Benitti (fabiane.benitti@univali.br)2


This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: March 2012
Volume: 10,   Issue: 2 
ISSN: 1548-0992

Despite some suppositions about the difficulties of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) to adapt the process improvement models and standards, there exist few systematic researches concerning this respect. This paper describes the statistical results of a survey of 81 software development companies in Santa Catarina, which compares MSEs with medium and large enterprises (MGES) considering factors that may influence the adoption of a program of process improvement software. Following a methodology for planning, execution and statistical analysis of results, the conclusion reached was that in 49% of the surveyed factors, exist significant differences between the two groups of companies.

Index Terms:
Software Process Improvement, Micro and small enterprises, Survey   

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