Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) is a Process Area at CMMI Maturity Level 5 under the Support category. The basic challenge is to understand the very fundamental principle – whether CMMI Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) starts only after achieving Maturity Level 4 or even a Maturity Level 2 organization can address the issue of Causal Analysis and Resolution. There… Read more →
Measurement and Analysis (MA) process area is available at CMMI Maturity Level 2 under the Support category. The primary objective of CMMI Measurement and Analysis (MA) Process Area is to develop the practice of fact-based decision making. The decision can be based on facts only when the key performance results are available to take a rational and objective decision. CMMI… Read more →
Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) is a process area in CMMI at Maturity Level 3. DAR helps in the selection of best alternative from two or more alternatives. DAR can be applied in projects or at org-level for any kind of decision making which involves selection of best alternative from different available alternatives. The impact of the decision determines the… Read more →
In CMMI implementation, Training Process Area is an important and integral requirement for process improvement. “Training” has been added at CMMI Maturity Level 3 as Organizational Training Process Area but training starts at CMMI Maturity Level 2 in the Project Planning Process Area where CMMI talks about planning the training for team members under the SP 2.5 Plan Needed Knowledge… Read more →
Risk Management (RSKM) is a CMMI Maturity Level 3 Process Area. Risk Management deals with the identification of potential problems before they occur in projects and if they occur we have a mitigation plan ready to handle them. Risk Management (RSKM) in the project starts with the project initiation and continues even after completing the project in the support phase. Following… Read more →
Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) is a Process Area at CMMI Maturity Level 2. SAM is not applicable, when an organization is not using any third party vendor/supplier. SAM is an important process area and is applicable when your organization uses the services of external vendor for purchase of Product or Services for Software Development at any phase of the Software… Read more →
Organizational Process Assets are the documentation that is related to the CMMI Implementation in a CMMI Compliant Organization. Process Assets in organizations are known in following variants like Process Assets Library (PAL), Process Database (PD), Process Repository (PR), Software Process Database (SPDB) etc. Process Asset in an organization plays an important role in the CMMI Compliance and most importantly Continual… Read more →
Most of the organizations starting with CMMI face difficulty of assessing compliance to the CMMI requirements specifically for the projects targeted under the scope of appraisal (assessment). Further, organizations may lack the necessary expertise or manpower to do so. In this post we will see how we can use CMMI Model to evaluate process or projects documentation in an organization.
A QMS (Quality Management System) is a repository which contains the Processes, Policies, Procedures and applicable artefacts like templates, checklists and guidelines. At CMMI Maturity Level 3 there is a requirement of the Organizational Process Definition which requires that a common set of processes shall be available in the organization.
Process Asset Library (PAL) is a repository, available at the central location in the organization. PAL contains important artefacts required for the Process Improvement in the organization. PAL consists of the following artefacts: Organizational Processes Supporting artefacts for process like templates, checklists, guidelines and forms SDLC Models used in the organization Tailoring Guidelines used in the projects Org Level Metrics… Read more →