cmmi process areas


Question : What has changedin CMMI Version 1.3?                                                                                  

Answer :

Some significant improvements in CMMI-DEV, V1.3 include the following:

  • High maturity process areas are significantly improved to reflect industry best practices, including a new specific goal and several new specific practices in the process area that was renamed from Organizational Innovation and Deployment (OID) to Organizational Performance Management (OPM).
  • Improvements were made to the model architecture that simplify the use of multiple models.
  • Informative material was improved, including revising the engineering practices to reflect industry best practice and adding guidance for organizations that use Agile methods.
  • Glossary definitions and model terminology were improved to enhance the clarity, accuracy, and usability of the model.
  • Level 4 and 5 generic goals and practices were eliminated as well as capability levels 4 and 5 to appropriately focus high maturity on the achievement of business objectives, which is accomplished by applying capability level 1-3 to the high maturity process areas (Causal Analysis and Resolution, Quantitative Project Management, Organizational Performance Management, and Organizational Process Performance).

For a more complete and detailed list of improvements, see http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi/tools/cmmiv1-3/comparison.cfm


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