Application of GQM+Strategies in a Multi-industry State-Owned Company

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Noviembre, 2016
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Technological applications have an increasingly important role in most companies. Investment in Information Technologies (IT) is also growing in most of them. The need to align IT-related goals with the company’s strategic goals becomes imperative. GQM+Strategies is an approach to align organizational goals, strategies, and measurements at different levels of an organization. This paper describes experiences learned from a GQM+Strategies implementation at a large multi-industry state-owned company. The implementation was conducted by an academic research team joined by representatives of the company. Results showed an improved alignment and integration of different goals. Moreover, a holistic goal visualization was achieved, even though the company works in two different industries. As a state-owned company, external pressures force continuous planning. Sometimes, inadvertently designing those plans is the only goal achieved (i.e., plans are never executed). Using GQM+Strategies, the research team leveraged the separation of goals and strategies, allowing identification of redundancies and replicated efforts across the company. The implementation of the GQM+Strategies approach in such a complex context was very valuable. However, it also required a large amount of effort from the researchers and company representatives.

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Noruega
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Capítulo de libro
Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: 17th International Conference, PROFES 2016, Trondheim, Norway, November 22-24, 2016, Proceedings
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Application of GQM+Strategies in a Multi-industry State-Owned Company

TítuloApplication of GQM+Strategies in a Multi-industry State-Owned Company
Tipo de publicaciónBook Chapter
Año de Publicación2016
AutoresLópez G, Aymerich B, Garbanzo D, Pacheco A
EditorAbrahamsson P, Jedlitschka A, Duc ANguyen, Felderer M, Amasaki S, Mikkonen T
Book TitleProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement: 17th International Conference, PROFES 2016, Trondheim, Norway, November 22-24, 2016, Proceedings
Pagination198–214
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
CityCham
ISBN Number978-3-319-49094-6
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_13
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_13