Reinforcing Very Small Entities Using Agile Methodologies with the ISO/IEC 29110

  • Mirna Muñoz
  • Jezreel Mejia
  • Claude Y. Laporte
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 865)


Software development organizations have had significant economic impact activity in recent years. The growing of the software demand has created opportunities for very small entities (VSEs) to produce software and services to satisfy market needs. This situation highlights the increasing need for improving their development software processes to stay in the market and to develop quality software products and services to achieve steady grown. Unfortunately, a common issue that most of the VSEs are facing is the lack of the knowledge and practical experience regarding the implementation of current software process improvements (SPI) models and standards. This problem becomes critical because VSEs are under increasing pressure to improve their productivity and quality while keeping costs to a minimum. This paper describes experience to reinforce the software development process of 4 software development organizations had used agile methodologies and implemented the ISO/IEC 29110 standard in the state of Zacatecas of México. The paper presents this experience, the benefits, lessons learned and the goals achieved.


ISO/IEC 29110 Software industry Very small entities VSEs Project management Implementation process Standard Agile methodology Scrum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirna Muñoz
    • 1
  • Jezreel Mejia
    • 1
  • Claude Y. Laporte
    • 2
  1. 1.Unidad ZacatecasCentro de Investigación en Matemáticas A.C.ZacatecasMexico
  2. 2.Department of Software and IT EngineeringÉcole de technologie supérieureMontréalCanada

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