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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of LNSE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of Software Engineering.

LNSE 2014 Vol.2(4): 320-326 IS4SN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2014.V2.143

Quality Developments in the Brazilian Software Industry and the Relevance of Strategic Issues for Software Quality

Rogério Rossi
Abstract—The software suffers the same demand that exists for other products and services when it comes to high levels of quality. Software product is used in different segments, as a single product or as a product that enables the delivery of other products. It requires from the software industry highest development efforts to deliver better results using specific frameworks like models, standards, guides, etc. To promote the improvement of software development and the quality of software product some models like CMMI were created and are still used by the software industry. Sometimes the implementation of these models requires specific analysis or preliminary assessment to sustain a strategic plan. Thus, this paper presents an overview on software quality and its relation to the software process improvement approach. It also discusses the importance of process engineering presented in the software quality models. Considering the Brazilian software industry developments, the paper presents the appraisals realized using the CMMI and the MPSBR (Brazilian Program for Software Process Improvement) a framework defined by a Brazilian software association and sponsored by the Brazilian government. The paper also considers the relevance of strategic issues to increase software quality.

Index Terms—Software quality, process improvement, software maturity models, strategic planning.

Rogério Rossi is with Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil (e-mail: rossirogerio@hotmail.com).


Cite: Rogério Rossi, "Quality Developments in the Brazilian Software Industry and the Relevance of Strategic Issues for Software Quality," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 320-326, 2014.

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