Panorama of quantitative management of software development process for very small entities

Carlos A. Ardila, Francisco J. Pino


In the software industry, small entities are majority, and is important that incorporate them quantitative processes management practices for to reduce processes variability. CMMI-DEV and ISO/IEC 15504-5 address quantitative management, but are for big organizations. MoProSoft, COMPETISOFT and MPS.BR are for the small enterprises, but not include quantitative management. Through a systematic review of literature, searched for works about quantitative process management for small software developing enterprises indicating what practices do and how to execute. As conclusion, there is not available an integrated proposal that incorporate management practices quantitative of software processes for this kind of organizations.


Quantitative process management; process improvement; measurement and analysis; small enterprises; systematic review.


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