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Guide for initiating a process improvement program


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
PROCIMP
VERSION
1.0.5, SPC-92041-CMC, 01-DEC-93
ORIGIN
ASSET
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Software Productivity Consortium
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1993 SPC
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL

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ABSTRACT

Managing Process Improvement, A Guidebook for Implementing Change

    A competitive world has two possibilities for you. You can lose. Or,
if you want to win, you can change. -- Lester C. Thurow, Dean, MIT Sloan
School of Management

    This guidebook guides you through initiating and maintaining a
process improvement program in your organization. Specifically, this
guidebook helps you to:

* Understand and implement the steps to improve your software process

* Gain broad support for and manage the human challenges of major
change, such as process improvement

* Successfully initiate and sustain a process improvement program

The primary audience for this guidebook includes:

* Persons advocating process improvement

* Persons implementing process improvement

    The secondary audiences includes persons who control resources for
process improvement and persons affected by process improvement. Whether
you are at the beginning or already have a process improvement effort
underway (or even if you are trying to reinvigorate a stalled one), this
guidebook can help you.
    A software process is a set of activities that people perform to
develop and maintain software and associated products (e.g., project
plans, design documents, code, test cases, user manuals, etc.). The
people, process, and technologies used to implement the process are
interdependent and affect successful cost, schedule, and quality
performance.


REVISION HISTORY

1.0.5  1 June 94  Initial release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

Approved for public release; Distribution unlimited


DISCLAIMER

This documentation is provided "AS IS" and without any expressed or
implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties as to performance,
merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose exist.

The user must assume the entire risk and liability of using this
document.  In no event shall any person or organization of people be
held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or
inconsequential damages or lost profits.