A multidimensional review and extension of the SPI Manifesto using STEEPLED analysis: an expert validation

Georgiadou, Elli, Siakas, Kerstin V., Berki, Eleni, Estdale, John, Rahanu, Harjinder ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3620-8036, Ross, Margaret and Messanarz, Richard (2021) A multidimensional review and extension of the SPI Manifesto using STEEPLED analysis: an expert validation. Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. In: EuroSPI 2021, 01-03 Sep 2021, Krems, Austria. ISBN 9783030855208, e-ISBN 9783030855215. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-85521-5_13)

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Over a decade has passed since the inception of the SPI Manifesto. The fact that the signatories of the manifesto emanate from both the academic and the industrial communities enables a robust exchange of ideas and experiences. Continuous enrichment and refinement have been evidenced in publications, industrial projects, and consultancy across both communities. The main publication fora of this cross-disciplinary collaboration have been the EuroAsiaSPI conferences, which have stimulated the healthy evolution of innovative ideas and disciplinary action(s). There is a current debate aiming to review and update the SPI Manifesto after ten years of theory and practice whilst major trends and practices gained ground.

This study aims to validate the multidimensional STEEPLED (Sociocultural, Technical, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legal, Ethical, and Demographic) analysis of the SPI Manifesto, and to contribute to-wards a formal review and upgrade of the SPI Manifesto. The study targets the strengthening of the dimensions which are absent, mentioned, or implied, but are not explicitly specified in the SPI Manifesto. The experts are academics and practitioners or both, all with a strong track record in the SPI movement. The authors are also academics and/or practitioners and include some of the original developers/signatories of the SPI Manifesto. This paper concludes with concrete suggestions for the update, extension, and re-launch of the SPI Manifesto and proposals for the formulation of strategies for guiding SPI.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings of the European Conference on Software Process Improvement (EuroSPI)
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1442)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 34024
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Depositing User: Harjinder Rahanu
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 11:56
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:44
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34024

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