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RAERevista de Administração de Empresas 2017, 57 2

Author: DELROY CHEVERS

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RAE - Revista de Administração de Empresas ISSN: 0034-7590 rae@fgv.br Fundação Getulio Vargas Brasil CHEVERS, DELROY SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: AWARENESS, USE, AND BENEFITS IN CANADIAN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FIRMS RAE - Revista de Administração de Empresas, vol.
57, núm.
2, marzo-abril, 2017, pp.
170 -177 Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=155150417005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 170 RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas | FGV EAESP ARTICLES Submitted 06.10.2016.
Approved 10.03.2016 Evaluated by double blind review process.
Scientific Editor: Marlei Pozzebon DOI: http:--dx.doi.org-10.1590-S0034-759020170206 SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: AWARENESS, USE, AND BENEFITS IN CANADIAN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FIRMS Melhoria de processo de software: Conhecimento, utilização e benefícios em empresas canadenses de desenvolvimento de software Mejora del proceso de software: Concientización, uso y beneficios en desarrolladoras de software canadienses ABSTRACT Since 1982, the software development community has been concerned with the delivery of quality systems. Software process improvement (SPI) is an initiative to avoid the delivery of low quality systems.
However, the awareness and adoption of SPI is low.
Thus, this study examines the rate of awareness, use, and benefits of SPI initiatives in Canadian software development firms.
Using SPSS as the analytical tool, this study found that 59% of Canadian software development firms are aware of SPI programs and 43% of employees use a form of SPI programs to develop software products.
Although the sample size is small and the results cannot be generalized, the sample firms that use SPI programs repo...





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