Capability Maturity Model

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Capability Maturity Model

(CMM) The Software Engineering Institute's model of software engineering that specifies five levels of maturity of the processes of a software organisation. CMM offers a framework for evolutionary process improvement. Originally applied to software development (SE-CMM), it has been expanded to cover other areas including Human Resources and Software Acquitition.

The levels - focii - and key process areas are:

Level 1 Initial - Heroes - None.

Level 2 Repeatable - Project Management - Software Project Planning, Software Project Tracking and Oversight, Software Subcontract Management, Software Quality Assurance, Software Configuration Management, Requirements Management.

Level 3 Defined - Engineering Process - Organisation Process Focus, Organisation Process Definition, Peer Reviews, Training Program, Inter-group Coordination, Software Product Engineering, Integrated Software Management.

Level 4 Managed - Product and Process Quality - Software Quality Management, Quantitative Process Management.

Level 5 Optimising - Continuous Improvement - Process Change Management, Technology Change Management, Defect Prevention.
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(Capability Maturity Model) A process developed by SEI in 1986 to help improve, over time, the application of an organization's supporting software technologies. The process is broken into five levels of sequential development: Initial, Repeatable, Defined, Managed and Optimizing.

Rating an Organization's Maturity
The levels provide a scale for measuring an organization's capacity to effectively use its software technologies. They also help prioritize software improvement efforts. The more an organization depends on formal rules to keep software projects relevant, within budget and on schedule, the more advanced the organization's software development "maturity."

CMMI (CMM Integration)
A more rigorous version of CMM, CMMI defines more process areas and best practices. For more information, visit See SEI.
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