Cleanroom SE does not have the long history of use that several other process models have. Nevertheless there are several projects that have reported on their experience with CSE.
The "STARS" program is a DoD (US Department of Defence) research and development program funded by ARPA
(Advanced Research Projects Agency).
Software is a major part of DoD's budget. Software support is a large part of the software budget and expected to increase in the future. As fewer new systems are developed Dod managers will attempt to stretch the life of old systems by re-engineering and enhancing software.
- process driven
- re-use based
- integrated software engineering environment
STARS and a group at the Picatinny Arsenal have evaluated current "traditional" processes. They have determined that a Quality management philosophy ( putting decision making in the hands of workers, focusing on processes, quantitative measurements) are critical and that Cleanroom SE follows this philosophy.