Impact of Corporate and Organic Growth on Software Development
2010 (English)In: PRODUCT-FOCUSED SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, 2010, Vol. 6156, 161-175 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Many small software companies grow in an organic and corporate manner. When growing, they have to make many organizational changes, mature their processes and adapt them to the rapidly growing customer base and product demands. This may be a challenging task bearing in mind the fact that software organizations lack guidelines for how to grow and mature their software processes in the context of business growth. In this paper, we map out one software company's corporate and organic growth in the course of its historical events and identify its impact on the company's software production processes and capabilities. We also list benefits, challenges, problems and lessons learned as experienced by the company studied. The paper rounds up with the suggestion for incorporating business growth elements into software process improvement models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 6156, 161-175 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 6156
business growth, process change, process improvement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30263DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13792-1_14ISI: 000286415300014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77955459522ISBN: 978-3-642-13791-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30263DiVA: diva2:399362
11th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement Limerick, IRELAND, JUN 21-23, 2010
QC 201102222011-02-222011-02-212014-02-13Bibliographically approved