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    SEI - Software Engineering Institute


    The IDEAL model is an organizational improvement model that serves as a roadmap for initiating, planning, and implementing improvement actions.The model consists of five phases: 
    I - Initiating Laying the groundwork for a successful improvement effort.
    D - Diagnosing Determining where you are relative to where you want to be.
    E - Establishing Planning the specifics of how you will reach your destination.
    A - Acting Doing the work according to the plan.
    L - Learning from the experience and improving your ability to adopt new technologies in the future.


    /McFeeley, 96/ IDEALSM: A User's guide for Software

    See also

    Standards on software process
    Standards organisations

    /El Eman, 99/ Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement
    /Moore, 98/ Software Engineering Standards: A User's Road Map
    /Sheard, 98/ Systems Engineering Standards and Models Compared
    /Moore, 97/ U.S. Software Lifecycle Process Standards

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