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QUANTITATIVE CMMI ASSESSMENT USING ANALYSIS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPOSITORY

 

TITLE QUANTITATIVE CMMI ASSESSMENT USING ANALYSIS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPOSITORY
AUTHOR NI-ON NOBPRAPAI
DEGREE MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE
ADVISOR THANWADEE SUNETNANTA
CO-ADVISOR SONGSRI TANGSRIPAIROJ
 
ABSTRACT
In order to develop good software or have a well managed process for software development, an organization should adopt a SPI (Software Process Improvement) model to help ensure the improvement of software development processes. CMMI is an international SPI standard mostly adopted by the software development industry in Thailand. Since CMMI itself has a long list of best practices, CMMI’s internal appraisal or mini-assessment process is generally in the form of “pass or not pass” questions and answers. Consequently, the process can be subjective. Moreover, the assessment results could be inaccurate or could be insufficient for an organization that wants to see the results more precisely in a quantitative manner. This project presents an alternative tool for quantitative CMMI assessment using the analysis of project management data. We have developed a tool which can generate CMMI assessment results in quantitative forms and support automated assessment processes. Our tool is designed as two parts. One is a project management repository (PMR) used to collect project management evidence and configuration items. Another is a quantitative CMMI assessment engine which uses the data from the PMR for CMMI assessment. As a proof for the conception, we have implemented three sample assessment templates for CMMI project management process areas. The templates provide assessment rules for Project Monitoring and Control (PMC), Project Planning (PP) and Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) Project Management process area category. In addition, users can define additional assessment rules by themselves to provide CMMI appraisal for other process areas and categories. We have tested our tool in terms of its functionality and usability. The results of the functionality test proved that the tool can function as expected while the results of the usability test proved that the tool helps identify strengths and weaknesses in CMMI assessment in a quantitative manner by using data from project management repository.
KEYWORD CMMI / QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT / PROJECT MANAGEMENT / REPOSITORY

 

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