Causes of Continuity and Participation Problems in Process Improvement with Staged Maturity Models

Uskarci A., Demirors O.

15th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 - 17 June 2015, vol.526, pp.177-187 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 526
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-19860-6_14
  • City: Gothenburg
  • Country: Sweden
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-187
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Staged maturity model based process improvement have been widely employed and analyzed over the past few decades. However the participation of the employees and the continuity of process improvement activities while employing these models is an unexplored aspect of software process improvement research. In this paper we try to identify the causal factors resulting in the shortcomings of staged maturity models with respect to the continuity, extent, and employee participation of process improvement activities. We propose a preliminary set of activities and improvements that can be employed to alleviate the documented problems.