A Lightweight Assessment Method for Medical Device Software Processes

McCaffery, Fergal and Clarke, Paul and Lepmets, Marion (2014) A Lightweight Assessment Method for Medical Device Software Processes. In: SPICE 2014, 5-6 November, Vilnius, Lithuania.

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This paper outlines the MDevSPICE-Adept process assessment method. MDevSPICE-Adept is a lightweight process assessment method that has been created for the MDevSPICE® software process assessment model which is currently being developed for the medical device industry. MDevSPICE® is a fully validated release of a medical device software process assessment model (formerly known as Medi SPICE), which was developed by the authors. While the MDevSPICE® process assessment model is detailed and comprehensive, there is industry demand for a lightweight medical device software process assessment method. To address this requirement the MDevSPICE-Adept method has been developed. Details on how this has taken place and the procedures for implementing a MDevSPICE-Adept process assessment are presented. Information is also provided regarding how a MDevSPICE® process assessment was undertaken in an Irish based medical device company. A summary of the issues identified from this process assessment and the actions taken to facilitate process improvement is also presented. Finally, plans for future work are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software development; Medical device; MDevSPICE-Adept; Process assessment method.
Subjects: Computer Science > Computer Software
Research Centres: Regulated Software Research Centre
Depositing User: Marion Lepmets
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 11:57
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 11:57

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