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.