Using ISO/IEC 29110 to Harness Process Improvement in Very Small Entities

  • Rory V. O’Connor
  • Claude Y. Laporte
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 172)


The recently published ISO/IEC 29110 standard Lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities has at its core a Management and Engineering Guide [1] which are targeted at very small entities (enterprises, organizations, departments or projects) having up to 25 people [2], to assist them unlock the potential benefits of using standards which are specifically designed to address their needs. This paper will outline this new standard and the implementation of a series of pilot project initiative harnessing a set of detailed guidelines known as “Deployment Packages” to assist very small entities in understanding the potential usage of this new software process standard.


VSE ISO/IEC 29110 ISO Standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rory V. O’Connor
    • 1
    • 2
  • Claude Y. Laporte
    • 3
  1. 1.Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research CentreIreland
  2. 2.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  3. 3.École de technologie supérieureMontréalCanada

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