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Adept: A Unified Assessment Method for Small Software Companies

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3 Author(s)
Mc Caffery, F. ; Irish Software Eng. Res. Centre, Dublin ; Taylor, P.S. ; Coleman, G.

Software process assessments are typically the first step to commencing software process improvement. Small software companies find that many assessment methods are linked to plan-driven improvement models and can be expensive in terms of the resources required. The authors support these claims with statistics from the Irish software industry and present a lightweight assessment method called Adept. Adept unifies an existing plan-driven assessment method and an adapted, risk-based agility/discipline assessment method. Adept has a low resource overhead and does not dictate either a plan-driven or agile process improvement model, making it an attractive assessment method for small software companies

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 1 )

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Jan.-Feb. 2007

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