Governance Where It Belongs: Control Self-Assessment

  • Roger Gutbrod
  • Christian Wiele
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


We explained in the previous chapter that software development processes face a specific challenge. They have to bridge the gap between creativity and empowerment on the one hand and required governance on the other hand. Governance is required to effectively align development with strategic guidance and other business objectives. We introduce a new concept – control self-assessment (CSA) – that can help in this regard. CSA is a well-known concept from auditing. We have adapted it to the specifics of software development.


Product Quality Software Development Development Team Business Objective Software Development Process 
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  1. 1.
    Dani Saad El-Dine, Control Self-Assessment: Concepts and Applications, Thomson South-Western, Mason, Ohio, ISBN 0-324-22601-2Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SandhausenGermany
  2. 2.EppingenGermany

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