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Nurturing the acorn: helping a small software company onto the CMM ladder

Bowers, D.S. (2001). Nurturing the acorn: helping a small software company onto the CMM ladder. In: Proceedings UKAIS (UK Academy for Information Systems) 2001, 18-20 Apr 2001, Portsmouth, UK.

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We report on an interaction between a University and a small software development company within the framework of a Teaching Company Scheme. By exploiting the peculiar environment offered by a TCS, the University was able to help the company introduce measures to improve their software development process. Not only have these measures moved the company from level 1 to level 2 of the Capability Maturity Model; they are doubtless also responsible, at least in part, for the company's survival. The fundamental features of the environment which supported this success are discussed, and it is suggested how the approach might be applied elsewhere, either within or independently of a funding framework such as TCS.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 4056
Depositing User: Michelle Bailey
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2011 10:35
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