Is Statistical Process Control Applicable to Software Development Processes?

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Statistical Process Control (SPC) has been an integral component of the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI's) maturity models for about nineteen years. This article describes an intellectual journey in which the primacy of SPC applied to software development processes is challenged.

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Bob Raczynski's picture Bob Raczynski

Bob Raczynski is a Software Quality Assurance Manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC). He holds a Masters degree in Applied Computer Science and a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Prior to his current position, he worked in engineering and quality roles at AT&T Bell Labs, Motorola, and Siemens. He is an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) and IEEE Computer Society member.

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