A Review on the Role of Software Process Improvement (SPI) in Enhancing the Quality of Software Engineering Practices in Small and Startup Software Firms
A myriad of small and startup software development firms dominate the software industry facing challenges and constraints in software engineering. As these software development firms are expanding their business, methodologies to improve, software process has a prominent role in assessing and creating quality deliverables. This paper introduces the basic concepts of Software Process Improvement (SPI) and its importance in improving the quality, stability and productivity of software. The paper concludes with a discussion and recommendation of future SPI frameworks and some steps in developing such framework with focus on overcoming the challenges faced by small and startup software development firms.
Keywords - Software process, Software process improvement, Process model, Startup