Journal of Computer Science

SQIMSO: Quality Improvement for Small Software Organizations

Rabih Zeineddine and Nashat Mansour

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2005.316.322

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 1, Issue 3

Pages 316-322


Software quality improvement process remains incomplete if it is not initiated and conducted through a wide improvement program that considers process quality improvement, product quality improvement and evolution of human resources. But, small software organizations are not capable of bearing the cost of establishing software process improvement programs. In this work, we propose a new software quality improvement model for small organizations, SQIMSO, based on three major issues. The first issue is that every improvement program should be wide enough to include the three main trends. The second issue is that any process quality model should answer the question “How to do” things. The third issue is that any suggested quality model should be cost-effective and practical enough to be implemented by small software organizations. SQIMSO also draws upon international quality standards, models, experiences and on a local field survey.


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