CRASH Report: Small teams, Java EE behind software with highest structural quality

Smaller development teams produce software that has the highest structural quality, while teams of 20 or more create software of poor structural quality. That is according to the 2017 CRASH Report on the global health of software released late last month. The report bases structural quality on five characteristics: robustness, security, performance efficiency, changeability and … continue reading

Industry Watch: CMMI asks, ‘How YOU Doin’?’

Good software requires a good process for creating it. Good software that meets the needs of the business requires an even better process. That’s the goal of the CMMI Institute, to make sure that organizations are tracking what they do so their performance improves. The CMMI—Capability Maturity Model Integration—originated at the Software Engineering Institute at … continue reading

Guest View: Agile Chemistry – It’s the mix that matters

We hear frequent claims about the quality of software produced with Agile methods. Most of the sparse data on the subject come either from case studies, questionnaires, or university-based experiments. We finally have some industrial data comparing the structural quality of Agile and Waterfall methods, and the results are mixed—or rather they support mixed. Every … continue reading

CMMI Institute looks to improve data management with DMM model

Solution is designed to help align business goals to a standard set of best practices for managing critical data … continue reading

The CMMI Institute launches itself to the public

The CMMI Institute, established by CMU, extends the benefits of CMMI to the world beyond software and systems engineering … continue reading

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