Submission Deadline: 15 November 2017
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Software Standards and Their Impact in Reducing Software Failures.
The need to develop software, for diverse reasons, is growing every passing day; therefore, the emphasis on the maturity of the software process is increasing. A maturity model is seen as a set of structured levels, which accurately describe the behaviours, practices and processes of an organization which can reliably and sustainably produce the required outcomes. The maturity process is observed by technological measures that can ensure that the software is properly documented, adequately developed and tested, and rationally deployed in such a way that the process is completed successfully. Several standards exist, including IEEE Standards and SEI’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for software process maturity assessment and risk management. These models use a multi-level scale to measure the maturity of the process.
The outcome of the maturity process should be a more efficient and successful delivery of completed software and a reduction in failed projects. Unfortunately, this is not what the software success/failure statistics reveal. Standish group, for example, has reported that, despite the improvements in software process maturity, only 30% of projects are completed successfully, while 50%face challenges and the remaining 20% are absolute failures. Such a big proportion of failures damages the firm reputation and harms future business, which in return may damage the investments and the job market may squeeze accordingly. It is therefore important to identify why improvements in the software development process are not showing considerable results. It is also important to identify the limitations and challenges that hinder the deployment of innovative standards and norms for developing quality software.
This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to identify original contributions that help us identifying and reducing software failures by addressing the development activities or by addressing the software process as a whole. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
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