3rd June, 2014
The selection of model for the CMMI Implementation and Assessment is entirely a matter of choice. When this choice is made, certain factors can be countered in like (a) suitability of the particular CMMI Model (b) the nature of work (business) to the company (c) integration and synergy with existing standards and process frameworks (d) requirements of the market and the industry (e) size of the company (f) geographical distribution of the company, etc… The companies can use the CMMI-SVC model if they carry out services and also product development. It is easily possible to use the CMMI-DEV as a “sub-set framework” while building the “product-development” part of the services with CMM-SVC. An organization can be appraised for CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC both. It is important to note that a multi-model appraisal for both CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC will be considered as “two different appraisals for planning and reporting purposes”.Hence this has implications of resources and costing and other implications as well. It is best to decide one model and work with the same. However, the choice lies with the company with respect to this decision.
[Note: This is a real-life question asked by a company which carries out product development and services both].
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Rajendra is a qualified and certified Lead Appraiser and Instructor for the following :
Rajendra is Lead Assessor for ISO 9001 (QMS), ISO 14001 (EMS), OHSAS 18001 (OHSMS) since 1994
International Automotive Task Force (IATF) approved Lead Assessor for Automotive Standard TS 16949:2009
Lead Assessor for ISO 27001 (ISMS) and ISO 20000-1 (ITSM)
Rajendra has 25 years experience in the industry.