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The ISO/IEC 15504 norm, also known as SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination), defines a model for process evaluation. It’s an international norm that evaluates an organization’s software processes’ capacity and maturity and it was created to complement the ISO/IEC 12207 norm, which defines Software Engineering processes, activities and tasks which are associated to the process of the software’s life-cycle, since its conception through the delivery and project closing.

SPICE implementation can gradually improve software projects’ quality, so it can be seen as a competitive and strategic element, which will improve the end product’s quality and make organizations more competitive.

Among the main benefits of SPICE implementation we can highlight the following:


  • Market acknowledgment, being that a key factor against the concurrence;
  • Customer satisfaction increase;
  • Internal enterprise improvement;
  • All-area common methodology implementation;
  • Control over every project software phases and management areas;
  • Detecting and fixing possible flaws in every stage of a project.






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