CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement, 3rd edition

  • Mary Beth Chrissis
  • Mike Konrad
  • Sandra Shrum

CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement

ISBN-13:  9780321711502

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CMMI® for Development (CMMI-DEV) describes best practices for the development and maintenance of products and services across their lifecycle. By integrating essential bodies of knowledge, CMMI-DEV provides a single, comprehensive framework for organizations to assess their development and maintenance processes and improve performance. Already widely adopted throughout the world for disciplined, high-quality engineering, CMMI-DEV Version 1.3 now accommodates other modern approaches as well, including the use of Agile methods, Lean Six Sigma, and architecture-centric development.


CMMI® for Development, Third Edition, is the definitive reference for CMMI-DEV Version 1.3. The authors have revised their tips, hints, and cross-references, which appear in the margins of the book, to help you better understand, apply, and find information about the content of each process area. The book includes new and updated perspectives on CMMI-DEV in which people influential in the model’s creation, development, and transition share brief but valuable insights. It also features four new case studies and five contributed essays with practical advice for adopting and using CMMI-DEV. This book is an essential resource–whether you are new to CMMI-DEV or are familiar with an earlier version–if you need to know about, evaluate, or put the latest version of the model into practice.


The book is divided into three parts.


Part One offers the broad view of CMMI-DEV, beginning with basic concepts of process improvement. It introduces the process areas, their components, and their relationships to each other. It describes effective paths to the adoption and use of CMMI-DEV for process improvement and benchmarking, all illuminated with fresh case studies and helpful essays.


Part Two, the bulk of the book, details the generic goals and practices and the twenty-two process areas now comprising CMMI-DEV. The process areas are organized alphabetically by acronym for easy reference. Each process area includes goals, best practices, and examples.


Part Three contains several useful resources, including CMMI-DEV-related references, acronym definitions, a glossary of terms, and an index.

Table of contents

List of Perspectives xiii

Preface xv

Book Acknowledgments xxi


Part One: About CMMI for Development 1


Chapter 1: Introduction 3

About Process Improvement 4

About Capability Maturity Models 9

Evolution of CMMI 10

CMMI Framework 14

CMMI for Development 18


Chapter 2: Process Area Components 19

Core Process Areas and CMMI Models 19

Required, Expected, and Informative Components 19

Components Associated with Part Two 20

Supporting Informative Components 25

Numbering Scheme 26

Typographical Conventions 27


Chapter 3: Tying It All Together 31

Understanding Levels 31

Structures of the Continuous and Staged Representations 32

Understanding Capability Levels 34

Understanding Maturity Levels 41

Process Areas 46

Equivalent Staging 49

Achieving High Maturity 52


Chapter 4: Relationships Among Process Areas 59

Process Management 60

Project Management 64

Engineering 68

Recursion and Iteration of Engineering Processes 74

Support 77


Chapter 5: Using CMMI Models 85

Adopting CMMI 90

Your Process Improvement Program 94

Selections that Influence Your Program 98

CMMI Models 99

Interpreting CMMI When Using Agile Approaches 100

Using CMMI Appraisals 104

Appraisal Requirements for CMMI 105

SCAMPI Appraisal Methods 105

Appraisal Considerations 106

CMMI Related Training 107


Chapter 6: Essays and Case Studies 113

Case Studies 113

Essays 137


Part Two: Generic Goals and Generic Practices, and the Process Areas 163

Generic Goals and Generic Practices 165

Causal Analysis and Resolution 233

Configuration Management 243

Decision Analysis and Resolution 257

Integrated Project Management 267

Measurement and Analysis 287

Organizational Process Definition 303

Organizational Process Focus 317

Organizational Performance Management 331

Organizational Process Performance 351

Organizational Training 365

Product Integration 377

Project Monitoring and Control 393

Project Planning 403

Process and Product Quality Assurance 425

Quantitative Project Management 433

Requirements Development 455

Requirements Management 473

Risk Management 481

Supplier Agreement Management 497

Technical Solution 509

Validation 531

Verification 541


Part Three: The Appendices 553

Appendix A: References 555

Appendix B: Acronyms 561

Appendix C: CMMI Version 1.3 Project Participants 565

Appendix D: Glossary 573


Book Contributors 605


Index 623

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (March 10th 2011) - Copyright © 2011