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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 2016 Vol.4(1): 1-6 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2016.V4.214

Integrated Framework of Agile and CMMI: An Alternative Path towards Product Focused SPI for Small Companies

Tatek Engdashet, Ricardo J. Machado, and Dida Midekso
Abstract—Developing quality software product is a challenging activity and yet necessary asset for most software companies especially small and medium size companies. For a Software process improvement (SPI) activity to be effective in such companies, the day to day product-focused activities needs to align with SPI activity.
Different process maturity models have been developed, among them the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is the most widely used process maturity framework. However, it is considered difficult to implement for small and medium companies due to various reasons related with its difficulty and financial requirement. On the other hand, the recent software development approach is being directed towards application of agile software development methodologies. But some difficulties have also been reported regarding agile methods limitations of long term and continues guide to process improvement.
Researches findings and experience reports demonstrated that, combination of agile methods and CMMI has advantages where most of which can be considered as a solution to problems associated with implementing process maturity activities in immature companies.
In this research in-progress paper an integrated framework that combines agile methods with specific practices of the key process areas in CMMI framework is proposed. The framework can be an alternative guide to formal process improvement through agile methods.

Index Terms—Integrated framework, CMMI and agile methods, institutionalization.

Tatek Engdashet is with Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (e-mail: mail4te@gmail.com).
Ricardo J. Machado is with the Department of Information Systems University of Minho Guimarães, Portugal (e-mail: rmac@dsi.uminho.pt).
Dida Midekso is with the Department of Computer Science Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (e-mail: dida.midekso@aau.edu.et).


Cite: Tatek Engdashet, Ricardo J. Machado, and Dida Midekso, "Integrated Framework of Agile and CMMI: An Alternative Path towards Product Focused SPI for Small Companies," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2016.

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