ISO/IEC 29110 and curricula programs related to Computer Science and Informatics in Mexico: Analysis of practices coverage

  • Mirna Muñoz
  • Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón
  • Jezreel Mejia
  • Graciela Lara Lopez
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 688)


Matching the software industry requirements with the academy training represents a significant problem that must be addressed. In this context, Computer Science students should acquire at the universities the knowledge required to work under organizations environment especially related to the use of models and standards for improving their quality and productivity. This is a key challenge in very small entities (VSEs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), because their limitations in time, budget and human resources. This paper presents an analysis of coverage between ISO/IEC 29110 standard, which is used for software industry to ensure quality in Software Engineering practices in VSE, and four academic curricula programs of higher education related to Computer Science and Informatics. The results show some gaps in the Mexican curricula programs that can be reinforced to provide engineers with the knowledge and abilities regarding the use of software engineering best practices, expected in VSE and SME using ISO/IEC 29110. Besides, the analysis shows why ISO/IEC 29110 is easily implemented in this type of organizations.


ISO/IEC 29110 software industry SMEs VSEs computer science and informatics curricula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirna Muñoz
    • 1
  • Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón
    • 2
  • Jezreel Mejia
    • 1
  • Graciela Lara Lopez
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación en MatemáticasZacatecasMéxico
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias de la ComputaciónCUCEI de la Universidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMéxico

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