Software Engineering Strategies: Aligning Software Process Improvement with Strategic Goals

  • Reinhold Plösch
  • Gustav Pomberger
  • Fritz Stallinger
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 155)


Aligning software process improvement with the business and strategic goals of an enterprise is a key success factor for process improvement. Software process improvement methods typically only provide little or generic guidance for goal centered process improvements. We provide a framework for developing software engineering strategies that are aligned with corporate strategies and goals. Strategic objects as an important part of our framework can be directly aligned with SPICE or CMMI processes. This allows that any process improvement action can be systematically aligned with strategic goals.


Software process improvement software engineering strategy functional strategy strategic goal CMMI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhold Plösch
    • 1
  • Gustav Pomberger
    • 1
  • Fritz Stallinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik - Software EngineeringKepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Software Competence Center HagenbergHagenbergAustria

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