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Topic: Capability Maturity Model


  
  Capability Maturity Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A maturity model is a structured collection of elements that describe characteristics of effective processes.
The Capability Maturity Model was initially funded by military research.
Maturity level 1 organizations are characterized by a tendency to over commit, abandon processes in the time of crisis, and not be able to repeat their past successes again.
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 Capability Maturity Model - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a method for evaluating and measuring the maturity of the software development process of organizations on a scale of 1 to 5.
Maturity level 1 organizations are characterized by a tendency to over commit, abandon processes in the time of crisis, and not be able to repeat their past successes.
At maturity level 5, processes are concerned with addressing common causes of process variation and changing the process (that is, shifting the mean of the process performance) to improve process performance (while maintaining statistical predictability) to achieve the established quantitative process-improvement objectives.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/CMM   (1448 words)

  
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CMM level 5 (optimizing): Quantitative feedback from previous projects is used to improve the project management, usually using pilot projects, using the skills shown in level 4.
More commercially successful methodologies have focused not on the capability of the organization to produce software to satisfy some other organization or a collectively-produced specification, but on the capability of organizations to satisfy specific end user "use cases".
The CMM's division into levels has also been criticized in that it ignores the possibility that a single group may exhibit all of the behaviors and may change from behavior to behavior over time.
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 Capability Maturity Model
Maturity implies a potential for growth in capability and indicates both the richness of an organization's software process and the consistency with which it is applied in projects throughout the organization.
Maturity Levels 2 through 5 can be characterized through the activities performed by the organization to establish or improve the software process, by activities performed on each project, and by the resulting process capability across projects.
The CMM identifies practices for a mature software process and provides examples of the state-of-the-practice (and in some cases, the state-of-the-art), but it is not meant to be either exhaustive or dictatorial.
cispom.boisestate.edu /cis320emaxson/cmmht1.htm   (6336 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model Integration SM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CMMI is the successor of CMM, CMM was developed from 1987 until 1997.
Furthermore, common features and maturity levels are only present in the staged representation and capability levels are only present in the continuous representation.
Maturity levels, which belong to the staged representation, apply to an organization’s overall maturity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Capability_Maturity_Model_Integration_SM   (2218 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
The Capability Maturity Model of CM-CEI is an organizational model that describes 5 evolutionary stages (levels) in which the processes in an organization are managed.
The thought behind the Capability Maturity Model, originally developed for software development, is that an organization should be able to absorb and carry its software applications.
The Capability Maturity Model is useful not only for software development, but also for describing evolutionary levels of organizations in general and in order to describe the level of Management that an organization has realized or wants to aim for.
www.12manage.com /methods_cmm.html   (725 words)

  
 Cimarron - The Capability Maturity Model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
CMU SEI has defined a Software Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for judging the maturity of the organizational and managerial processes of an organization, and for identifying the key practices that are required to increase the maturity of these processes.
CMM Level 2 (the Repeatable Level) is one where rules and regulations have been established in developing a product, that the results of the process are documented and audited by management, and that the rules and regulations are occurring.
This differs from the CMM's approach which requires that to reach a particular CMM level all the prescribed set of processes (Key Process Areas defined by Key Practices) for that level be reached at the defined maturity or intensity.
cimarroninc.com /about/business-support/capability-maturity-model.aspx   (1521 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) was developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA beginning in 1986.
The CMM establishes a yardstick against which it is possible to judge, in a repeatable way, the maturity of an organization's process and compare it to the state of the practice of the industry.
Through the CMM, the SEI and community have put in place an effective means for modeling, defining, and measuring the maturity of the processes used by process engineering and development professionals.
www.state.gov /m/a/sdbu/pubs/9729.htm   (373 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Models   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The SEI is often identified with its CMM
CMMs that the SEI is currently involved in developing, expanding, or maintaining are
Legacy CMMs that have been incorporated into CMMI models, and therefore are no longer maintained are
www.sei.cmu.edu /cmm/cmms/cmms.html   (151 words)

  
 Describing the Capability Maturity Model
During the evolution through the five maturity levels, development practices are transformed from an ad hoc, undisciplined state into disciplined processes capable of predictable results.
Each maturity level is characterized by the implementation and institutionalization of several clusters of practices (i.e., process areas) that contribute to the development capability achieved at that level (see Figure 2).
Although developers are capable of performing their assignments, they do so through individualized methods that show little consistency across the AD organization.
www.gartner.com /4_decision_tools/measurement/measure_it_articles/2003_0424/desrcibing_cmm.jsp   (842 words)

  
 TDAN Craig Mullins - Capability Maturity Model
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM), published by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), is a well-established, defined model that characterizes the software development maturity of organizations based on their practices and procedures.
However, it does not address the maturity of organizations with regard to the manner in which data is managed.
Organizations that have successfully move from level 2 to level 3 on the data capability maturity scale have documented and established a data management policy as a core component of their application development lifecycle.
www.tdan.com /i003fe04.htm   (1227 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model Key Practices - CMM Overview
The CMM establishes a yardstick against which it is possible to judge, in a repeatable way, the maturity of an organization's software process and compare it to the state of the practice of the industry [Kitson92].
Throughout the development of the model and the questionnaire, the SEI has paid attention to advice from practitioners who are involved in developing and improving software processes.
Achieving each level of the maturity model institutionalizes a different component in the software process, resulting in an overall increase in the process capability of the organization.
www2.umassd.edu /SWPI/sei/tr25f/tr25_o2.html   (4114 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM)
The Capability Maturity Model for Software (also known as the CMM and SW-CMM) has been a model used by many organizations to identify best practices useful in helping them increase the maturity of their processes.
A hard bound copy of the book The Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Software Process, is published by the Addison Wesley publishing company as part of the SEI Series on Software Engineering.
Permission to reproduce the Software CMM V1.1 documents or to prepare derivative works for internal use is granted in the front matter of these documents, provided the copyright and "no warranty" statements are included with all reproductions and derivative works.
www.sei.cmu.edu /cmm   (389 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Following a workshop held in April 1992, the model was updated to v1.1 using the feedback received from about 200 software professionals.
The model is a conceptual framework based on industry best practice, used to assess the process maturity, capability and performance of software development organisations.
However, it is not unusual for companies to issue a press release stating that the assessment has been done at Level 5, without actually pointing out which criteria have been assessed and satisfied at that level, therefore the overall CMM assessment of the organisation may actually be nil or remain at a lower level.
www.4-developers.com /capability_maturity_model_overview.html   (533 words)

  
 The IT Service Capability Maturity Model®
The IT Service Capability Maturity Model (IT Service CMM®) is a maturity growth model aimed at providers of IT services, such as management of hardware and software, operations, and software maintenance.
The structure of the model is equal to that of the
The model, currently at version 1.0RC1, is described in a technical report which you can download for free.
www.itservicecmm.org   (202 words)

  
 What is Capability Maturity Model? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: CMM
CMM was developed and is promoted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The CMM is similar to ISO 9001, one of the ISO 9000 series of standards specified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The main difference between the two systems lies in their respective purposes: ISO 9001 specifies a minimal acceptable quality level for software processes, while the CMM establishes a framework for continuous process improvement and is more explicit than the ISO standard in defining the means to be employed to that end.
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 Frogs5 Capability Maturity Model
CMM versions have evolved to the current CMMI® (CMM Integration of Systems and Software Engineering) which is in itself an example of process improvement.
It is derived from three earlier capability maturity models, SW-CMM, EIA 731 and IPD-CMM.
Also worth noting from page 27 of the report is the trend continues toward higher maturity profile for offshore organizations compared to U.S. organizations.
www.frogs5.com /cmm.htm   (491 words)

  
 COMPUSOL | Capability Maturity Model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The CMM measures the maturity of the process being used in the organization.
CMM acts as a scale for comparing the organization processes and is a model for Organizational improvement.
Except for Level 1, each maturity level is composed of several key process areas that indicate where the company should focus its improvement.
www.compusolsoftware.com /cmm.htm   (269 words)

  
 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITY MATURITY MODEL
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) was developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University to describe a framework of five stages of evolution or levels of capability or process maturity.
The CMM describes an evolutionary improvement path from an ad-hoc, immature process to a mature, disciplined process.
While the CMM provides a model for process maturity, the Product Development Best Practices and Assessment software and the Product Development Assessment methodology provide a more comprehensive and sound framework for assessing and improving product development.
www.npd-solutions.com /cmm.html   (816 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model Integration
The model may also be used as a framework for appraising the process maturity of the organization.
CMMI is a successor to the Software Capability Maturity Model ® (SW-CMM), which SEI has not supported since December 2003.
The continuous representation is designed to allow the user to focus on the specific processes that are considered important for the organization°s immediate business objectives, or those to which the organization assigns a high degree of risk.
software.gsfc.nasa.gov /cmmi.htm   (200 words)

  
 CMMI-SE/SW Improvement Model from SEI
As additional models were developed, CMM became to be used as a general term for any of the process improvement models that were developed by SEI and registered to Carnegie Mellon University.
CMM's Intergroup Coordination (IC) is addressed in CMMI by the concept of Stakeholders, throughout the PAs.
CMM, CMMI, and Capability Maturity Model are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.
members.aol.com /kaizensepg/cmm.htm   (3995 words)

  
 Capability Maturity Model Integration
The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) expands the scope of the original CMM model to integrate Systems Engineering, Integrated Product and Process Development, and Supplier Sourcing disciplines with Software Engineering.
The Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) developed by the Software Engineering Institute is the standard for measuring the maturity of software development processes in an organization.
CMM, Capability Maturity Model, CMMI, and Capability Maturity Model Integration are registered marks of Carnegie Mellon University.
www.pragmasystems.com /products.htm   (324 words)

  
 SEI Capability Maturity Model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The CMM defines five levels of process capability, each of which represents an evolutionary plateau towards a disciplined, measured, and continuously improving software process.
This includes the capability to estimate the size of the software to be produced, estimate resources to execute the project, and track progress against these estimates.
The CMM defines a scale for measuring process maturity, thus allowing an organization to accurately compare its process capability to that of another organization.
www.qpmg.com /sei.htm   (650 words)

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