Software engineering is a systematic approach to the design, development, and maintenance of a software system. Building reliable and maintainable software is difficult and expensive. By adopting a systematic approach to software development, it is possible to maximize the cost effectiveness of the software system.
|Maintainability||Should be able to evolve to meet changing requirements|
|Correctness||Correctly implements the user requirements|
|Adaptability||Can be changed to adapt to new system or user constraints|
|Reusability||Modules can be readily reused to develop new software products|
|Testability||Should be testable with minimal effort|
|Portability||Can be cost effectively transferred from one computer system to another|
|Reliability||Should be able to perform its desired function over an arbitrary time period|
Use the following survey to rate your team practices.
|0||Oh oh. Now is a good time to take a look at PSIP (see below) for identifying and tracking practices that could be used or improved.|
|<10||Good start! A process improvement strategy such as PSIP (see below) could be a good way to get you to the next level.|
|10-100||Cool! Adopting advanced practices can be challenging without a process improvement strategy such as PSIP (see below.).|
|100-400||Impressive! Seems like you have really good practices already in place. Have you thought about how you could improve from here?|
|>400||Wow, you rock! Would you be interested in writing a blog article on your software engineering practices?|
Regardless of your score, there is always room for improvement. One way to improve your project’s practices is to look at a software improvement strategy, such as the Productivity and Sustainability Improvement Planning (PSIP). PSIP is a lightweight process that uses Progress Tracking Cards (PTCs) to track the improvements you are making. Some PTCs related to the survey items can be found on the Survey PTC Index Page.
For more information, see https://bssw.io/psip.
If you and your team would like assistance from a PSIP IDEAS-ECP facilitator in rating your project, starting PSIP, and creating a project tracking card (PTC), contact us.
The form below shows a range of practices that increase in maturity. Check the practices that your project already uses, score each basic practice as 1 point, intermediate as 10 points and advanced as 100 points. Write the score in the box below.
If you and your team would like assistance from a PSIP IDEAS-ECP facilitator in rating your project, starting PSIP, and creating a project tracking card (PTC), contact us at https://bssw.io/psip.
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