CMMI: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement (Sei Series in Software Engineering)

CMMI: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement (Sei Series in Software Engineering)

by Mary Beth Chrissis (Author), Mike Konrad (Author), Sandra Shrum (Author), Mike Konrad (Author), Mary Beth Chrissis (Author)


This book is the authoritative reference for the most current release of CMMI models. The book begins with background information needed to understand the nature, structure, and use of these integrated models. A case study demonstrates their implementation in a real environment. A variety of practical material, such as a glossary and full list of acronyms, is also provided. The bulk of the book comprises the content of all CMMI Models, covering the 25 process areas (PAs) that span the product lifecycle, with precise descriptions of each PA, including generic and specific goals and practices.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Published: 24 Feb 2003

ISBN 10: 0321154967
ISBN 13: 9780321154965
Book Overview:

The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a framework widely used to assess an organization's processes in carrying out specific activities, to guide the implemention of improvements, and to measure progress. There currently are CMM frameworks for software (documented in our CMM book), systems, acquisition, and human resources. The new Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is an attempt by the Department of Defense and a consortium of companies to integrate the CMMs, which often differ in significant ways, into a single coherent model. The CMMI includes two representations -- a staged representation (where organizations can rise from one level to another) and a continuous representation (where there are steady improvements). The market will decide which representation is preferable; this book covers them both with practical examples that allow readers to assess their level of maturity, and most importantly, improve it!

Author Bio

Mary Beth Chrissis is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute. Since 1988, Chrissis developed all releases of the Capability Maturity Model(r) for Software (SW-CMM) and the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) models. She was a principal contributor to The Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Software Process. Chrissis is a member of the CMMI Configuration Control Board and is an instructor for numerous SW-CMM and CMMI courses.

Mike Konrad is chairman of the CMMI Configuration Control Board and has been a team leader of CMMI model development since 1998. Mike was also a member of teams that developed Software CMM version 1.0, Software Development Capability Evaluation, and International Organization for Standardization 15504 model requirements. Mike has 24 years experience in software engineering, holding various positions in industry and academia. Mike received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Ohio University in 1978.

Sandy Shrum is a senior writer/editor at the Software Engineering Institute. Since 1998, she has served on the CMMI Product Team in roles such as author, reviewer, editor, and quality assurance process owner. Sandy also serves on the CMMI configuration control board and is the CMMI communications coordinator. She has over fourteen years experience as a technical communicator in the software industry. Sandy earned her MS in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon in 1988.