What is CMMI?
Capability Maturity Model Integration is a framework for process improvement and is developed by Software Engineering Institute. CMMI is divided into different Maturity Levels (1-5) and further these Levels are divided into Process Areas.
How many CMMI Models are available for implementation?
Currently there are three CMMI Models available for implementation and assessment. These models are available for organizations involved with Software Development, Service Providers and Organization involved with Acquisitions.
Currently, following three models addresses the needs of above said organizations:
- The development of Software Products and Services i.e. CMMI–DEV
- The acquisition of Products and Services i.e. CMMI–ACQ
- The establishment, management, and delivery of services i.e. CMMI–SVC
What is Maturity Level?
A Maturity Level is like a rating. CMMI Maturity Level is provided when and organization shows the Implementation of CMMI Process Areas and associated Specific Practices during the Formal Assessment (known as SCAMPI Assessment). These Ratings are provided by CMMI Authorised Appraisers.
Organizations not having any Maturity Level are at Maturity Level 1. SEI only provides CMMI Assessment for organizations from Maturity Level 2 to 5.
What is CMMI High Maturity Level?
CMMI Maturity Level 2 and 3 are known as CMMI Low Maturity Levels. Whereas CMMI Maturity Levels 4 and 5 are known as CMMI High Maturity Levels.
CMMI High Maturity Levels require implementation of Statistical Tools for Quantitative Project Management.
What is Process Area?
A Process Area is a collection of best practices when performed in combination with other practices help in the achievement of a targeted CMMI Maturity Level. For e.g. Project Planning is process area under CMMI Maturity Level 2. Process Areas are further categorised into Specific Goals and these specific goals into specific practices.
What is Specific Goal?
A Specific Goal is a required component of model which explains the exceptional attributes which have to be available to comply with the requirements of a process area.
What is Specific Practice?
A specific practice is an expected component of model which is believed vital in accomplishing the related specific goal. The specific practices explain the practices anticipated to effect in accomplishment of the specific goals of a process area.
For a more information refer to following pages:
- CMMI Overview is available on http://www.dqsindia.com/cmmi/
- CMMI Terminology for important terms – http://www.dqsindia.com/cmmi/cmmi-terminology.php
- CMMI Terminology (CMMI Terms) – Alphabetical Order – http://www.dqsindia.com/cmmi/cmmi-terminology-alphabetically.php
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