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Cmmi Distilled 2ND Edition a Practical Guide To Integrby Dennis M Ahern
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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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.
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
A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321461088 ISBN-13: 9780321461087
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
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
Three Selections from “A Process Improvement Songbook” 211
Appendix A. Summary of CMMI Models 213
Appendix B. References 243
SEI Figure Credit List 249
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