Researchers and practitioners argue that an inadequate software development process is one critical factor accounting for high project failure rates. a result, the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) was introduced by the Software Engineering Institute as a guideline for advancing project maturity and improving the odds of project success. To investigate the effectiveness of applying the principles of the CMM, a survey was conducted of 196 Information System managers in Taiwan. The results indicate that a more mature software development process reduces the extent of certain risks experienced during the project development and enables better project performance. Managerial implications regarding the CMM are described.
Wu, Melody; Hwang, Hsin-Ginn; Chen, Houn-Gee; and Jiang, James J.
"Software project process management maturity and project performance: An examination of Taiwan's software companies,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol11/iss1/4