21st August, 2013
Organizational Process Performance (OPP) is a Process Area at CMMI Maturity Level 4 under Process Management category. The purpose of OPP is to develop and maintain quantitative understanding of the Process performance in the organization.
OPP helps in achieving the quality and process performance objectives. OPP also provides the process performance data, process performance and models to quantitatively manage the organization’s projects.
Organizational Performance Management (OPM) is a Process Area at CMMI Maturity Level 5 under Process Management category. OPM helps in achieving the business goals by proactive management of organizational performance.
What is the difference between OPP and OPM?
OPP targets the improvement through Quantitative Analysis and Optimization. OPP helps in establishing the quantitative quality and process performance objectives in sync with the business objectives at organizational level. OPP helps in selecting the processes (and / or sub processes) for process performance analyses). OPP helps in defining the measures for process performance analyses. OPP helps in defining process performance baselines and process performance models using statistical tools (like Minitab, Crystal ball etc.).
On the other hand OPM help in managing optimising the organizational performance by iteratively analysing the aggregated project data (provided by OPP). This involves identifying the gaps in performance against the business objectives, and selecting and deploying improvements to close the gaps. Improvements are short listed, reviewed, piloted, implemented and evaluated for improvement effects.
OPP targets the improvement at Quantitative Analysis and Optimization, where as focus of OPM is the improvement at different level including Process, People and Technology.
Source: CMMI-DEV Model, CMMI Institute. Interpretation by the author.
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