Software Process Improvement by Measurement BOOTSTRAP/ESPRIT Project 5441

  • Volkmar Haase
  • Richard Messnarz
  • Robert M. Cachia


A new paradigm in software engineering claims that the quality of a product is highly impacted by the quality of the process which gives rise to it. To reduce the risk to product and project we therefore seek to quantify the quality of the development process. Software process measurement represents an evaluation of all the management activities, methods, and technologies that are employed to develop a software product. BOOTSTRAP developed a method to determine the profile of a Software Producing Unit (SPU) showing its strengths and weaknesses. This paper is intended to illustrate a methodology of software process measurement and will present some sample results.


Maturity Level Software Process Improvement Synthetic Indicator Risk Avoidance Software Engineer Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volkmar Haase
    • 1
  • Richard Messnarz
    • 1
  • Robert M. Cachia
    • 2
  1. 1.Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Etnoteam SpAMilanItaly

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