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Capability Maturity Model IntegrationSM (CMMI) has rapidly become a preferred means of improving organizational processes in industry and government. Building on a decade of work with process improvement models, including the Capability Maturity Model® (CMM®) for Software and the Systems Engineering Capability Model, a team of over two hundred engineering and process improvement experts worked for three years to create this broader, more agile instrument for guiding, integrating, and appraising improvement activities. CMMI provides a single, integrated framework for improving processes throughout an organization, enhancing the quality and efficiency of the organization as a whole.

The CMMI Product Suite is rich in detail and guidance, but correspondingly large and somewhat complex. The sheer volume of information it presents can seem overwhelming. CMMI Distilled reduced that complexity with a fresh and approachable introduction to the key elements of CMMI and integrated process improvement.

This new edition of CMMI Distilled, updated for CMMI version 1.1, includes more material in layman's language to meet a wider variety of reader's needs, but has not lost any of the technical content that made the first edition so successful. Written for those new to model-based process improvement, it also offers insights that can help even battle-scarred process improvement veterans and experienced systems, software and quality engineers perform better. CMMI® Distilled, Second Edition is especially appropriate for executives and managers who need to understand why process improvement is valuable, why CMMI is a tool of choice, and how to maximize the return on their efforts and investments.

The three authors have been involved with CMMI since its inception, and they bring a wealth of their own experience and knowledge to this book. They highlight the pitfalls and short cuts that are all too often learned by costly experience. Above all, they provide a context for understanding why CMMI is the fastest growing process improvement framework in the world.

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This guide outlines the structure and content of capability maturity model integration (CMMI) models for improving software engineering and management processes, identifies the differences between staged and continuous representations, and offers advice on implementing the models within an organization. The second edition covers CMMI version 1.1 and adds new case studies.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

CMMI(R) Distilled, Second Edition is especially appropriate for executives and managers who need to understand why process improvement is valuable, why CMMI is a tool of choice, and how to maximize the return on their efforts andinvestments. The three authors have been involved with CMMI since its inception, and they bring a wealth of their own experience and knowledge to this book.

Synopsis:

This guide outlines the structure and content of capability maturity model integration (CMMI) models for improving software engineering and management processes, identifies the differences between staged and continuous representations, and offers advice on implementing the models within an organizat

Synopsis:

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321461088 ISBN-13: 9780321461087

Synopsis:

CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model® Integration) is an integrated, extensible framework for improving process capability and quality across an organization. It has become a cornerstone in the implementation of continuous improvement for both industry and governments around the world. Rich in both detail and guidance for a wide set of organizational domains, the CMMI Product Suite continues to evolve and expand.

Updated for CMMI Version 1.2, this third edition of CMMI® Distilled again provides a concise and readable introduction to the model, as well as straightforward, no-nonsense information on integrated, continuous process improvement. The book now also includes practical advice on how to use CMMI in tandem with other approaches, including Six Sigma and Lean, as well as new and expanded guidance on preparing for, managing, and using appraisals.

Written so that readers unfamiliar with model-based process improvement will understand how to get started with CMMI, the book offers insights for those more experienced as well. It can help battle-scarred process improvement veterans, and experienced suppliers and acquirers of both systems and services, perform more effectively. CMMI® Distilled is especially appropriate for executives and managers who need to understand why continuous improvement is valuable, why CMMI is a tool of choice, and how to maximize the return on their efforts and investments. Engineers of all kinds (systems, hardware, software, and quality, as well as acquisition personnel and service providers) will find ideas on how to perform better.

The three authors, all involved with CMMI since its inception, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this book. They highlight the pitfalls and shortcuts that are all too often learned by costly experience, and they provide a context for understanding why the use of CMMI continues to grow around the world.

About the Author

Dennis M. Ahern is an advisory engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Previously, he taught at Yale University and the University of Maryland. He was the deputy project manager of the CMMI Development Team, a co-leader of the CMMI Editor Team, and an author of CMMI. He is also a coauthor of CMMI® SCAMPI Distilled (Addison-Wesley, 2005).

Aaron Clouse is a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). He recently retired from Raytheon Company, where he worked on process improvement programs for more than seventeen years. He has a background in electronic engineering and systems engineering in digital signal processing systems. He was a member of the CMMI Product Team and is an author of CMMI.

Richard Turner, a distinguished service professor in the Stevens Institute School of Systems and Enterprises and a visiting scientist at the SEI, has worked in industry, government, and academia to improve the development and acquisition of software-intensive systems. A member of the original CMMI development team, he has coauthored Balancing Agility and Discipline with Barry Boehm (Addison-Wesley, 2004) and CMMI® Survival Guide with Suzanne Garcia (Addison-Wesley, 2007).

Table of Contents

List of Figures  ix

Preface  xi

Part I. Integrated Process Improvement 3

Chapter 1: Why Integrated Process Improvement?  5

1.1 Business Objectives and Process Improvement 8

1.2 The Engineering Environment of the Twenty-First Century 12

1.3 Evolving Engineering Approaches 14

1.4 A Proliferation of Models and Standards 16

1.5 The Benefits of Integrated Process Improvement   17

1.6 Conclusions  19

Chapter 2: Implementing Continuous Improvement  21

2.1 Driving Business Performance  22

2.2 Elements of Continuous Improvement  25

2.3 Five Keys for Continuous Improvement 32

2.4 Management of Continuous Improvement Activities 43

2.5 Everyone Understands and Participates  45

2.6 Pearls of Wisdom 47

Part II. The CMMI Models  51

Chapter 3: The CMMI Concept  53

3.1 An Overview of CMMI  54

3.2 CMMI Objectives  57

3.3 The Three Source Models  60

3.4 CMMI Project Organization  65

Chapter 4: CMMI Content  69

4.1 Constellations  70

4.2 Process Areas 70

4.3 Content Classification  71

4.4 Required Materials 72

4.5 Expected Materials  74

4.6 Informative Materials 76

4.7 Additions  80

4.8 CMMI Model Foundation 80

4.9 Document Map 81

Chapter 5: CMMI Representations  83

5.1 Staged Models 84

5.2 Continuous Models  85

5.3 CMMI Model Representations 87

5.4 Conclusion 96

Chapter 6: CMMI Dimensions for Measuring Improvement  97

6.1 Capability Dimension  98

6.2 Maturity Dimension  103

6.3 Generic Practices in the Capability Dimension  104

6.4 Generic Practices in the Maturity Dimension  112

6.5 Organizational Capability Evolution 112

Chapter 7: CMMI Process Areas  115

7.1 Foundation Process Areas  119

7.2 Development Constellation  143

7.3 Acquisition Constellation Process Areas 153

7.4 Services Constellation Process Areas 160

7.5 Relationships within CMMI Components  167

Part III. Using CMMI  173

Chapter 8: Picking a Representation  175

8.1 Reasons for Liking Staged Models 176

8.2 Reasons for Liking Continuous Models 178

8.3 Reasons for Choosing a CMMI Representation 180

Chapter 9: Appraisals with CMMI 183

9.1 Appraisal Requirements for CMMI 184

9.2 Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement: Class A  188

9.3 The Role of Appraisals in Continuous Improvement 193

Part IV. The Future of CMMI  197

Chapter 10: Evolving CMMI  199

10.1 Simplifying the Model  200

10.2 A Domain-Independent CMMI Model 201

10.3 Collection of Issues for Beyond Version 2.1  203

10.4 A Final Note on CMMI Evolution  207

Afterword 209

Three Selections from “A Process Improvement Songbook”  211

Appendix A. Summary of CMMI Models 213

Appendix B. References  243

SEI Figure Credit List 249

Index 251

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321186133
Author:
Ahern, Dennis M
Publisher:
Addison Wesley Longman
Author:
Ahern, Dennis M.
Author:
Clouse, Aaron
Author:
Turner, Richard
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Capability maturity model (Computer software)
Subject:
Capability maturity model
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
SEI series in software engineering
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.30x7.02x.84 in. 1.37 lbs.

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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321461088 ISBN-13: 9780321461087

"Synopsis" by , CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model® Integration) is an integrated, extensible framework for improving process capability and quality across an organization. It has become a cornerstone in the implementation of continuous improvement for both industry and governments around the world. Rich in both detail and guidance for a wide set of organizational domains, the CMMI Product Suite continues to evolve and expand.

Updated for CMMI Version 1.2, this third edition of CMMI® Distilled again provides a concise and readable introduction to the model, as well as straightforward, no-nonsense information on integrated, continuous process improvement. The book now also includes practical advice on how to use CMMI in tandem with other approaches, including Six Sigma and Lean, as well as new and expanded guidance on preparing for, managing, and using appraisals.

Written so that readers unfamiliar with model-based process improvement will understand how to get started with CMMI, the book offers insights for those more experienced as well. It can help battle-scarred process improvement veterans, and experienced suppliers and acquirers of both systems and services, perform more effectively. CMMI® Distilled is especially appropriate for executives and managers who need to understand why continuous improvement is valuable, why CMMI is a tool of choice, and how to maximize the return on their efforts and investments. Engineers of all kinds (systems, hardware, software, and quality, as well as acquisition personnel and service providers) will find ideas on how to perform better.

The three authors, all involved with CMMI since its inception, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this book. They highlight the pitfalls and shortcuts that are all too often learned by costly experience, and they provide a context for understanding why the use of CMMI continues to grow around the world.

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