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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