From Business Goals to Improvement Planning:Practical Use of ami* in Industry




This article refers to the
PICO Training Courses
2ndModul
GOAL BASED IMPROVEMENT PLANNING

and to the
5th Modul
BUSINESS GOAL & IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES

Annie Kuntzmann-Combelles

Alcatel


The major Software Process Improvement (SPI) conferences and forums have highlighted the lack of improvement planning strategies. When you actually coordinate such SPI initiatives, the real issues situate at the end of the assessment: translation of the assessment results into concrete improvement actions namely improvement action planning. And this exercise is much more tricky than trying to cover straigthly not existing and deficient CMM practices.

AMI (Application of Metrics in Industry) IN THE CONTEXT OF STRUCTURING An SPI PROGRAM



AMI was a two-year project which started in December 1990 under sponsorship of DG XIII of the Commission of the European Communities through the ESPRIT program promoting the use of measurement in software development. The goal of the project was to develop a practical approach for implementing software measurement and to validate it on a variety of projects all over Europe.

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