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SQIMSO: Quality Improvement for Small Software Organizations

Rabih Zeineddine and Nashat Mansour


Software quality improvement process remains incomplete if it is not initiated and conducted through a wide improvement program that considers process quality improvement, product quality improvement and evolution of human resources. But, small software organizations are not capable of bearing the cost of establishing software process improvement programs. In this work, we propose a new software quality improvement model for small organizations, SQIMSO, based on three major issues. The first issue is that every improvement program should be wide enough to include the three main trends. The second issue is that any process quality model should answer the question “How to do” things. The third issue is that any suggested quality model should be cost-effective and practical enough to be implemented by small software organizations. SQIMSO also draws upon international quality standards, models, experiences and on a local field survey.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 3, 2005, 316-322


Submitted On: 3 March 2005 Published On: 30 September 2005

How to Cite: Zeineddine, R. & Mansour, N. (2005). SQIMSO: Quality Improvement for Small Software Organizations. Journal of Computer Science, 1(3), 316-322.

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  • Software Engineering
  • Software Quality
  • Process Quality Model
  • Quality for Small Software Organizations