While much of the content remains the same, a number of new practices were incorporated in S3M v3. For example, an organization can use the version 3 mapping to most recent version of CobiT and ITIL. Another example is examples, refer to page 210 of the book: Software Maintenance Management: Evaluation and Continuous improvement, where four practical improvement case studies are described. Furthermore at page 213, the S3M quick assessment support tool, developed by David-Alexandre Paquette and available free on this Website, is used in a real assessment. Each organization will have to determine if the new guidance will benefit their specific software maintenance situations.
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.