Software process models like CMMI and ISO/IEC12207 are designed to improve software product quality through better processes. For SMEs and VSEs, however, these standards are too expensive to implement. Most cannot afford the resources, in terms of employees, cost or time, or see a net benefit in establishing software life cycle processes. To overcome these difficulties, a dedicated standard, ISO/IEC 29110 (i.e. Software Lifecycle for Very Small Entities) has been developed and published.
CETIC, a key contributor to this new ISO/IEC 29110 standard, has extensive expertise in the assessment of application development practices, and has created a lightweight process assessment to demonstrate their process maturity to its customers and to efficiently improve their own practices.