Guide for initiating a process improvement program
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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.
1.0.5 1 June 94 Initial release to the PAL
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