Organizations of any size can benefit from using the S3M. The S3M has been designed for use in very small to very large software maintenance organizations. But regardless of the size of your organization, the success with S3M depends on your organization’s ability to make the business case for implementing and using S3M. Some organizations conduct self-assessment and do not involve their corporate QA groups. Others must secure executive commitment to conduct assessments and authorize the improvements proposed by S3M best practices.
Dr. Alain AprilView posts by Dr. Alain April
I am full professor of Software Engineering at the University of Québec in Montréal, in its Software Engineering faculty. I have more than 30 years of Helthcare, Finance/Banking and Telecommunications IT industry experience, especially in Cloud Computing, Big Data, software acquisition, contracts, software quality assurance and business process management. I am more comfortable with open source, practical applications and technology transfer to industry.
Currently I concentrate on research projects. In the past I was the recipient of the ISO award for higher education in standardization in 2011, as well as the chair of the Software Engineering gratuate program and of the Software Engineering departement. I also published Software Engineering Books: Software Maintenance Improvement and Software Quality Assurance.