Problem management maturity within corrective maintenance
2002 (English)In: Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, ISSN 1532-060X, E-ISSN 1531-6653, Vol. 14, no 3, 197-227 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
CM3: Problem Management is a first detailed descriptive problem management process model to be utilized within corrective maintenance. It is the result of a long-term empirical study of industrial corrective maintenance processes. It has been developed at ABB and evaluated for its industrial relevance within 17 non-ABB organizations. Playing the role of a descriptive model, CM3: Problem Management specifies what a problem management process should look like. It also structures it into three maturity levels, Initial, Defined, and Optimal, where each level offers a different grainedness of process visibility. In this paper, we present the CM3 levels of problem management process maturity within corrective maintenance and match them against the industrial state of practice. Our goal is to establish the current status of problem management maturity using CM3: Problem Management as an evaluation model. Our evaluation results show that the industrial processes today suffice to attend to software problems within corrective maintenance. Very few of them, however, do learn from the past in order to prevent future problems and to improve development or maintenance processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 14, no 3, 197-227 p.
corrective maintenance, state of practice, problem management maturity, descriptive process model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21674DOI: 10.1002/smr.252ISI: 000176563100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-21674DiVA: diva2:340372
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved