What is the CMMI® ?

Question : What is the CMMI® ?

Answer : It is a model that describes how software engineering practices in an organization evolve under certain conditions:

CMMI : Capability Maturity Model Integration

 

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement approach. CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. Processes are rated according to their maturity levels, which are defined as: Initial, Repeatable, Defined, Quantitatively Managed, and Optimizing. Currently supported is CMMI Version 1.3. CMMI is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.

- Staged & Continuous Representation

      Maturity Level (Staged) tells " What do you doing?"

     Capability Level (Continous) tells " How well you do it?"

- Approach to improve the processes through Business Needs & Objectives , GQM (Goal Question Measurement Methodology)

- Interface to Other Standards/Framework -- e.g. ISO9001 , BS7799, ITIL , Six-sigma, CoBIT

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