Hughes Aircraft’s Widespread Deployment of a Continuously Improving Software Process
journal contributionposted on 01.05.1998 by Ron R. Willis, Robert M. Rova, Mike D. Scott, Martha J. Johnson, John F. Ryskowski, Jane A. Moon, Thomas O. Winfield, Ken C. Shumate
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This report describes the software improvement activities of Hughes Aircraft Company over the last 25 years. The focus is on continuous improvement of the software development process and the deployment of that process from a single organization at Fullerton, California, to virtually all the 5000 software engineers of Hughes Aircraft. For this achievement, the widespread deployment of a continuously improving software process, Hughes Aircraft was awarded the 1997 IEEE Computer Society Software Process Achievement Award.