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The Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Software Process (SEI Series in Software Engineering)

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Publisher Comments:

Principal Contributors and Editors:

Mark C. Paulk, Charles V. Weber, Bill Curtis, Mary Beth Chrissis

"In every sense, the CMM represents the best thinking in the field today... this book is targeted at anyone involved in improving the software process, including members of assessment or evaluation teams, members of software engineering process groups, software managers, and software practitioners..." From the Foreword by Watts Humphrey

The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM) is a framework that demonstrates the key elements of an effective software process. The CMM describes an evolutionary improvement path for software development from an ad hoc, immature process to a mature, disciplined process, in a path laid out in five levels. When using the CMM, software professionals in government and industry can develop and improve their ability to identify, adopt, and use sound management and technical practices for delivering quality software on schedule and at a reasonable cost.

This book provides a description and technical overview of the CMM, along with guidelines for improving software process management overall. It is a sequel to Watts Humphrey's important work,Managing the Software Process,in that it structures the maturity framework presented in that book more formally. Features:

  • Compares the CMM with ISO 9001
  • Provides an overview of ISO's SPICE project, which is developing international standards for software process improvement and capability determination
  • Presents a case study of IBM Houston's Space Shuttle project, which is frequently referred to as being at Level 5

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Book News Annotation:

The first part of the book describes the evolution of the CMM (Capability Maturity Model), the concepts of software process maturity, the structure of the model, how to interpret and use it, and the case study of IBM Houston. The second part consists of the key practices of the CMM, which describe the software management engineering practices of a maturing software process. Also includes a number of useful appendices.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The sequel of Watts Humphrey's important work", Managing the Software Process", this book provides a description and technical overview of the Capability Maturity Model for software process management, along with guidelines for improving software process management overall.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-348) and index.

About the Author

About Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University provides leadership in advancing the state of the practice of software engineering to improve the quality of systems that depend on software. The guidelines described in this book were developed at the SEI. The CMM comprises one of the SEI's best known products, a software process framework that continues to have a significant effect on the work of the software engineering community worldwide.

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Table of Contents

I. THE CAPABILITY MATURITY MODEL FOR SOFTWARE: BACKGROUND, CONCEPTS, STRUCTURES AND USAGE.
1. Introducing Software Process Maturity.

The Evolution of the CMM.

Immature versus Mature Software Organizations.

Fundamental Concepts Underlying Process Maturity.

Total Quality Management and the CMM.

Customer Satisfaction.

Benefits and Risks of Model-Based Improvement.
2. The Software Process Maturity Framework.

Behavioral Characterization of the Maturity Levels.

Skipping Maturity Levels.

Visibility into the Software Process.

Prediction of Performance.
3. The Structure of the Capability Maturity Model.

Internal Structure of the Maturity Levels .

Maturity Levels.

Key Process Areas.

Key Practices.

Common Features.
4. Interpreting the CMM.

Interpreting the Key Practices.

The Key Process Area Template.

Interpreting the Common Features.

Organizational Structure and Roles.

Understanding Software Process Definition.

The Evolution of Processes.

Applying Professional Judgment.
5. Using the CMM.

A CMM-Based Appraisal Method.

Process Assessments and Capability Evaluation.

Software Process Improvement.

Using the CMM in Context.
6. A High-Maturity Example: Space Shuttle Onboard Software.

Introduction.

Background.

Approaches to Process Improvement.

Overall Lessons.

II. THE KEY PRACTICES OF THE CAPABILITY MATURITY MODEL FOR SOFTWARE.

7. The Key Areas for Level 2: Repeatable.

Requirements Management.

Software Project Planning.

Software Project Tracking and Oversight.

Software Subcontract Management.

Software Quality Assurance.

Software Configuration Management.
8. The Key Process Areas for Level 3: Defined.

Organization Process Focus.

Organization Process Definition.

Training Program.

Integrated Software Management.

Software Product Engineering.

Intergroup Coordination.

Peer Reviews.
9. The Key Process Areas for Level 4: Managed.

Quantitative Process Management.

Software Quality Management.
10. The Key Process Areas for Level 5:Optimizing.

Defect Prevention.

Technology Change Management.

Process Change Management.
Appendix A: References.

Appendix B: Acronyms.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Appendix D: Abridged Version of the Key Practices.

Appendix E: Mapping the Key Practices to Goals.

Appendix F: Comparing ISO 9001 and the CMM.

Appendix G: An Overview of ISO's SPICE Project.

Appendix H: Change History of the CMM.

Appendix I: Change Request Form.

Index. 0201546647T04062001

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201546644
With:
Weber, Charles V.
With:
Curtis, Bill
Author:
Paulk, Mark C.
Author:
Paulk, Marc C.
Author:
Carnegie Mellon Univ. Software Engineering Inst.
Author:
Carnegie Mellon Univ, Software Engineeri
Author:
Curtis, Bill
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Development
Subject:
Computer capacity
Subject:
Computer software -- Development.
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
SEI Series in Software Engineering (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
86-18
Publication Date:
June 1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.49x6.48x.96 in. 1.54 lbs.

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