Four R’s of Software Process Improvement: Requirements, Reviews, Retrospectives, and Results

© 2000 Johanna Rothman. Abstract Process improvement projects can be difficult to start, keep on track, and assess results. We can use the same requirements gathering and specification techniques that we use on product-projects on our process improvement projects. This paper discusses how to define requirements for process improvement projects and how to use reviews …

A Problem-Based Approach to Software Process Improvement: A Case Study

© 1999 Johanna Rothman. This article was originally published in Crosstalk, October 1999. Organizations struggle [1] with their process improvement efforts for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most common struggle pattern is to take a long time developing a general understanding of their processes and then trying to define all possible alternatives in the …