Organizations seek to obtain benefit from different process capability frameworks - the most popular ones as ISO/IEC 15504 and CMMI and the new ones as Enterprise SPICE – but every assessment is expensive both financially and time-wise. Furthermore, new assessment is required when a new process assessment model’s version is released. In order to define and/or improve their software process, organizations choose different Software Development Methodologies. It is important for the organization to know what capability/maturity of the process a chosen methodology could ensure. In order to solve these problems, Transitional Process Assessment Model (TPAM) [1] has been proposed. It should enable the transformation of assessment results according to one Process Assessment Model to other models and determines what capability/maturity according to different Process Assessment Models a chosen methodology could ensure. The requirements for TPAM and its implementation principles have been introduced in [1]. This article presents the development of TPAM and supporting tool. The ideas of Enterprise SPICE integration into TPAM are outlined also.


CMMI ISO/IEC 15504 Enterprise SPICE Agile methodologies models mapping transitional process assessment model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stasys Peldzius
    • 1
  • Saulius Ragaisis
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania

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