PASS (Pay-roll Accounting and Settlement System)
|This project is carried out with the financial support of the European Union under the European Systems and Software Initiative (ESSI).||EP Number 21223|
Starting scenarioBefore starting the ESSI PIE project, significant improvement of the software development process had been achieved. During the period from November 1995 to March 1997 MemoLuX performed improvement actions, the software development process improved significantly by the work of MemoLuX's own staff, and the results were approved by the BOOTSTRAP assessment. The maturity level of MemoLuX rose above the repeatable process level (2.5 CMM score achieved). The succes of the former project led MemoLuX to a better starting position than the one it had when the EU Software Best Practice started.
The BOOTSTRAP assessment was carried out by MTA SZTAKI, the only Hungarian licensed assessor, in order to clarify the strengths and weaknesses in the software development process at MemoLuX. This gave the following conclusion:
Strength and weaknesses at starting phase
Looking at the status of software engineering practice at MemoLuX, the quality management of IT projects needed enhancement. Improvement steps, to be carried out first with the guidance of the subcontractor, were planned in several areas:
To complete the phases of the PIE and the baseline project new organizations were defined. These were the project organization for PIE, the project organization for the baseline project, Steering Committee, Project Board, QMU (Quality Management Unit) setup for MemoLuX, establishment of the risk management team, etc. The next step was to define the roles, the persons and the organizations involved in each workphase.
Since the problem of who does what was solved by defining the roles and the associated responsible persons, we had to make decisions on how we were going to put our thoughts together. At the premises of MemoLuX an FTP server was set up and all the released and work documentation are stored there. The server is always on-line. Additionally, the useable software standards were fixed for scheduling and documentation, common templates were made, reviewed, accepted and distributed.
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