skip to main content
Department of Computer Science University of Colorado Boulder
cu: home | engineering | mycuinfo | about | cu a-z | search cu | contact cu cs: about | calendar | directory | catalog | schedules | mobile | contact cs
home · events · bactac · 2001-2002 · 

BACTAC - Green

ECOT 831

Configuration Management as the Key to Success in Software Process Improvement Efforts
Thomas C. Green
Grad Student, Department of Computer Science

Software process improvement efforts are difficult to implement and often fail to produce positive change in an organization. The challenges faced by these organizations include costly assessments, long and/or expensive efforts, processes that remain static (gather dust), difficulty applying improvement models to smaller organizations, and organizational culture resistance. This dissertation proposes investigating the use of proven configuration management techniques as applied to software and adapting them to apply to software development processes. In using configuration management it is expected that process improvement efforts will come under better organizational control, processes will improve faster, and organizational knowledge will be retained.

This is a practice proposal talk.

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

See also:
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
Send email to

Engineering Center Office Tower
ECOT 717
FAX +1-303-492-2844
XHTML 1.0/CSS2 ©2012 Regents of the University of Colorado
Privacy · Legal · Trademarks
May 5, 2012 (13:44)