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Maturity Model of Software Product with Educational Maturity Model  [PDF]
R.Manjula,J.Vaideeswaran
ARPN Journal of Systems and Software , 2011,
Abstract: Software product line engineering is an inter-disciplinary concept. It spans the dimensions of business, architecture, process,and the organization. Similarly, Education System engineering is also an inter-disciplinary concept, which spans the dimensions of academic, infrastructure, facilities, administration etc. Some of the potential benefits of this approach includecontinuous improvements in System quality and adhering to global standards. The increasing competency in IT and Educational Sectors necessitates a process maturity evaluation methodology. Accordingly, this paper presents an organizational maturity model for Education system for evaluating the maturity of multi- dimension factors and attributes of an Education System. Assessment questionnaires and a rating methodology comprise the framework of this Educational maturity model. The objective and design of the questionnaires are to collect information about the Education system engineering process from the multi perspectives of academic, infrastructure, administration, facilities etc. Furthermore, we conducted one case study and reported the assessment results using the organizational maturity model presented in this paper.
A Business Maturity Model of Software Product Line Engineering  [PDF]
Faheem Ahmed,Luiz Fernando Capretz
Computer Science , 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s10796-010-9230-8
Abstract: In the recent past, software product line engineering has become one of the most promising practices in software industry with the potential to substantially increase the software development productivity. Software product line engineering approach spans the dimensions of business, architecture, software engineering process and organization. The increasing popularity of software product line engineering in the software industry necessitates a process maturity evaluation methodology. Accordingly, this paper presents a business maturity model of software product line, which is a methodology to evaluate the current maturity of the business dimension of a software product line in an organization. This model examines the coordination between product line engineering and the business aspects of software product line. It evaluates the maturity of the business dimension of software product line as a function of how a set of business practices are aligned with product line engineering in an organization. Using the model presented in this paper, we conducted two case studies and reported the assessment results. This research contributes towards establishing a comprehensive and unified strategy for a process maturity evaluation of software product lines.
An Architecture Process Maturity Model of Software Product Line Engineering  [PDF]
Faheem Ahmed,Luiz Fernando Capretz
Computer Science , 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11334-011-0159-y
Abstract: Software architecture has been a key research area in the software engineering community due to its significant role in creating high quality software. The trend of developing product lines rather than single products has made the software product line a viable option in the industry. Software product line architecture is regarded as one of the crucial components in the product lines, since all of the resulting products share this common architecture. The increased popularity of software product lines demands a process maturity evaluation methodology. Consequently, this paper presents an architecture process maturity model for software product line engineering to evaluate the current maturity of the product line architecture development process in an organization. Assessment questionnaires and a rating methodology comprise the framework of this model. The objective of the questionnaires is to collect information about the software product line architecture development process. Thus, in general this work contributes towards the establishment of a comprehensive and unified strategy for the process maturity evaluation of software product line engineering. Furthermore, we conducted two case studies and reported the assessment results, which show the maturity of the architecture development process in two organizations
A Bootstrap Approach of Benchmarking Organizational Maturity Model of Software Product With Educational Maturity Model  [cached]
R.Manjula,J.Vaideeswaran
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science , 2012,
Abstract: This Software product line engineering is an inter-disciplinary concept. It spans the dimensions of business, architecture, process, and the organization. Similarly, Education System engineering is also an inter-disciplinary concept, which spans the dimensions of academic, infrastructure, facilities, administration etc. Some of the potential benefits of this approach include continuous improvements in System quality and adhering to global standards. The increasing competency in IT and Educational Sectors necessitates a process maturity evaluation methodology. Accordingly, this paper presents an organizational maturity model for Education system for evaluating the maturity of multi- dimension factors and attributes of an Education System. Assessment questionnaires and a rating methodology comprise the framework of this Educational maturity model. The objective and design of the questionnaires are to collect information about the Education system engineering process from the multi perspectives of academic, infrastructure, administration, facilities etc. Furthermore, we conducted one case study and reported the assessment results using the organizational maturity model presented in this paper.
Analyzing target user group |s preferences and product form design specification through web-based 2-dimensinoal design decision tool
Jih-Shyong Lin,Shih-Yen Huang
International Journal of Business Research and Management , 2010,
Abstract: In the modern market where consumerism is running higher and the product life span is getting shorter, it is one of the challenges for the marketing and design departments in enterprises to know how to get a thorough grasp of the consumer |s preference and potential target user group. With the wide spread and growth of the internet, a web-based survey is not influenced by time and space factors, making it easier for designers to have an in-depth understanding of the consumer |s preferences towards products. Based upon the 2-dimensional image scale, 120 college students from Taiwan and Japan were invited to evaluate 27 pencil sharpener samples in terms of their preferences and intention of purchase. From the survey, competitive portable pencil sharpeners were identified for the references of new product design and development. The results indicated that such a web-based 2-dimensional image survey system could offer real time help in product segmentation and the selection of competition products as well as the target user group with the output systematic diagrams and tables. Furthermore, morphological analysis for product form elements and quantification type I analysis could help designers and marketing managers set up proper policies for product form design for the target user groups in the design and marketing of new product development.
INTEGRATING CMMI MATURITY LEVEL-3 IN TRADITIONAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS  [PDF]
Reena Dadhich,Ujala Chauhan
International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications , 2012,
Abstract: CMMI defines the practices that are specially implemented by software development businesses to achievesuccess. Practices includes topics that direct about eliciting and managing requirements, decision making,measuring performance, planning work, handling risks, and more. In this paper we will discuss CapabilityMaturity Model Integration (CMMI) software process improvement maturity model and the process areasat various levels of CMMI in brief. The main emphasis of the paper is to discuss about the RiskManagement (RSKM) which is one of process area at CMMI level-3. The purpose of Risk Management(RSKM) processes is to identify potential problems before they occur so that risk-handling activities can beplanned and invoked as needed across the life of the product or project to mitigate adverse impacts onachieving objectives. The main aim of the paper is to analyse the effect of integrating the CMMI maturitylevel-3(process area -RSKM) with the traditional software development process. It represents an attempt toorganize the sources of software development risk around the principal aspects of the softwaredevelopment cycle.
A Knowledge Maturity Model for Aerospace Product Development  [PDF]
Qian Jia, Jingyuan Bi, Jingyuan Bi, Liwei Wang, Yukun Yang
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.29026
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At present, China's aerospace product development mission are characterized by mammoth task and high responsibility, in which situation, the role of knowledge in business process is particularly prominent. Although we have realized the importance of the problem, and embarked on the accumulation job, the problem faced is that we lack the criteria to judge our harvest, which spontaneously caused that we cannot define the quality and practical value of accumulated knowledge. Focusing of above problems, the paper puts forward a knowledge maturity model for aerospace product development, which divides knowledge maturity into 6 levels according to development process. Criteria of each level as well as translation condition to next grade is elaborated, assessment note is specially stated, aiming at offering enterprises a potent method for knowledge system construction and evaluation.

Assessing the Open Source Development Processes Using OMM  [PDF]
Etiel Petrinja,Giancarlo Succi
Advances in Software Engineering , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/235392
Abstract: The assessment of development practices in Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects can contribute to the improvement of the development process by identifying poor practices and providing a list of necessary practices. Available assessment methods (e.g., Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)) do not address sufficiently FLOSS-specific aspects (e.g., geographically distributed development, importance of the contributions, reputation of the project, etc.). We present a FLOSS-focused, CMMI-like assessment/improvement model: the QualiPSo Open Source Maturity Model (OMM). OMM focuses on the development process. This makes it different from existing assessment models that are focused on the assessment of the product. We have assessed six FLOSS projects using OMM. Three projects were started and led by a software company, and three are developed by three different FLOSS communities. We identified poorly addressed development activities as the number of commit/bug reports, the external contributions, and the risk management. The results showed that FLOSS projects led by companies adopt standard project management approaches as product planning, design definition, and testing, that are less often addressed by community led FLOSS projects. The OMM is valuable for both the FLOSS community, by identifying critical development activities necessary to be improved, and for potential users that can better decide which product to adopt. 1. Introduction Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) development approaches differ from the traditional software development approaches [1] such as the waterfall or the spiral. The FLOSS approaches have specific characteristics as the geographical distribution of the development team [1]. The developers usually do not know personally each other, there are no budget constraints, and so forth. However, some traditional software development issues as [2]: faults insertion, continuous change of requirements, and growing complexity, are present also in agile and FLOSS projects with additional critical aspects that have to be addressed. Some of these, are for example, issues related to a strongly distributed development process, and absence of formal responsibility of developers for meeting deadlines. The software development process is increasingly being defined and standardized [3]. Assessment models have been defined for evaluating the quality of the software development process. Only by assessing it, it is possible to identify poorly implemented practices, identify missing practices, and improve the development process.
Slight free falling impact test for assessing guava maturity  [PDF]
Cheng-Chang Lien, Ching-Hua Ting
Agricultural Sciences (AS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/as.2013.45B004
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A non-destructive method for assessing the maturity of guava was developed based on the mechanical properties of the fruit under the slight falling impact test. The levels of maturity were classified with cluster and discriminant analyses on the primitive impact measurements and their derivatives. The accuracy of classification was improved with linear discriminant analysis and the number of indices being processed was reduced with stepwise regression analysis. The accuracy of classification is 84.21%. The performance shows that slight falling impact together with linear discriminant analysis provides a promising non-destructive approach in assessing the maturity of guavas.

Guidelines for assessing the knowledge management maturity of organizations  [cached]
C. J. Kruger,M. M.M. Snyman
South African Journal of Information Management , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/sajim.v9i3.34
Abstract: In a recent article Kruger and Snyman hypothesized that progressions in knowledge management maturity (from a strategic perspective) are directly related to an increased ability to speed up the strategic cycle of imitation, consolidation and innovation. The arguments proposed, however, neglected to supply the reader with a practical toolkit or even a roadmap (a time-related matrix, or questionnaire) to successfully measure succession in knowledge management maturity. This article builds on the previous one and proposes a questionnaire consisting of six sections, containing 101 descriptive questions, to enable organizations to test and assess their knowledge management maturity empirically. The development of an instrument to measure knowledge management maturity required adhering to a research design that combined theoretical propositions with practical experimentation. As a point of departure, a knowledge management maturity matrix consisting of seven maturity levels was formulated. All questions contained within the matrix were benchmarked against a survey questionnaire developed by the public management service of the OECD (PUMA) and were also pre-tested and validated. This process of refinement led to the formulation of the Knowledge Management Maturity Questionnaire. To avoid any taint of this research being based only on theoretical propositions, the questionnaire was tested by 178 master students of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in nine different industries. The proposed questionnaire provides a bridge between theoretical propositions and practical usability, not only enabling knowledge management practitioners to assess the level of knowledge management maturity reached successfully but, more importantly, also serving as a guideline to institutionalize further and future knowledge management endeavours.
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