An organization may choose to approach process improvement from either the
- Process area capability improvement approach
- Organizational maturity improvement approach
CMMI models support each approach with a representation.
“Designed to best support the process area capability improvement approach ” Uses six capability levels, capability profiles, target staging and equivalent staging as organizing principles for the model components.
â€œDesigned to best support the organizational maturity improvement approach ” Organizes the process area into five maturity levels to support and guide process improvement.