• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 48, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

Barriers in the Implementation of Software Process Improvement Project in Saudi Arabia


Objectives: To identify the barriers as resistance factors that influence the implementation of Software Process Improvement (SPI) in Saudi software companies. Methods/Analysis: This research has developed a questionnaire on a sample of Saudi companies that have implemented SPI. The questionnaire performed from April to July 2018. Forty companies in Saudi Arabia, which are based on software process improvement, have been identified. 251 of 300 professionals who were working in these software companies responded. Findings: The human factors, tools and technology factors, and budget and estimates factors, are playing a vital role in the success of the SPI project. Application: This research provides a comprehensive overview for senior management, especially in Saudi Arabia, to manage the future projects by applying preventive actions.

Keywords: Barriers, Resistance Factors, SPI Implementation, SPI in Saudi Arabia, Software Process Improvement, SPI


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