Systematic literature reviews of software process improvement : A tertiary study

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Subtitle of host publication24th European Conference, EuroSPI 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic, September 6–8, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsJakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, Rory V. O'Connor, Richard Messnarz
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages177-190
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64218-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64217-8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume748
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Title24th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2017
PlaceCzech Republic
CityOstrava
Period6 - 8 September 2017

Abstract

Systematic Literature Review (SLR) is becoming a vital part of present day research in software process improvement (SPI). Nevertheless, there is no available study that provides detail review of the published software process improvement SLRs. Objective: The aim of this article is to classify the SLRs of SPI in order to identify the main research areas covered and evaluate the quality of the published SLRs. Methodology: A tertiary study was conducted to review the SLRs published by other researchers on the topic of SPI. Results: Twenty-four SLR articles were identified in the field of SPI. Results show that the quality of the selected SLRs on SPI is decreasing over the recent years. The most popular research topics are factors affecting SPI and process models. Conclusions: This study provides the review and state of the art in the context of SPI research. The results of this article would be of great interest for future SPI researchers by providing in depth understanding of various research areas in SPI. The number of process improvement SLRs is increasing and the overall quality is decreasing, which could lessen their potential impact on SPI practice. Currently, SPI literature is weak in the knowledge areas such as quality and software testing process improvement.

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  • Software process improvement, Systematic literature review, Systematic mapping, Tertiary study

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Systematic literature reviews of software process improvement : A tertiary study. / Khan, Arif Ali; Keung, Jacky; Niazi, Mahmood; Hussain, Shahid; Zhang, He.

Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: 24th European Conference, EuroSPI 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic, September 6–8, 2017, Proceedings. ed. / Jakub Stolfa; Svatopluk Stolfa; Rory V. O'Connor; Richard Messnarz. Springer, Cham, 2017. p. 177-190 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 748).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)