A Learning Tool for the ISO/IEC 29110 Standard: Understanding the Project Management of Basic Profile

  • Mary-Luz Sánchez-Gordón
  • Rory V. O’Connor
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
  • Sandra Sanchez-Gordon
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-38980-6_20

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 609)
Cite this paper as:
Sánchez-Gordón ML., O’Connor R.V., Colomo-Palacios R., Sanchez-Gordon S. (2016) A Learning Tool for the ISO/IEC 29110 Standard: Understanding the Project Management of Basic Profile. In: Clarke P., O'Connor R., Rout T., Dorling A. (eds) Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination. SPICE 2016. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 609. Springer, Cham


The “best practices” of international software standards are considered important in improving the software process. The ISO/IEC 29110 standard defines lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities (VSEs) and VSEs have also been recognized important in the software industry. Since this standard is novel, practitioners need to be actively engaged in their own learning. Serious games offer the potential not only to entertain and educate, but can also operate as a strategy for promoting the standard itself. The findings of this explorative study make possible an initial judgment about its potential as a fun standard learning tool as well as to analyze its pertinence, engagement, strengths, and weaknesses as guidance for further evolution.


VSE ISO/IEC 29110 ISO Standards Process improvement Project management Serious game Learning tool 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary-Luz Sánchez-Gordón
    • 1
  • Rory V. O’Connor
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
    • 4
  • Sandra Sanchez-Gordon
    • 5
  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Lero, The Irish Software Research CentreLimerickIreland
  3. 3.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  4. 4.Ostfold University CollegeHaldenNorway
  5. 5.Escuela Politecnica NacionalQuitoEcuador

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