Capability Maturity Model (CMM)Maturity level of an organization in terms of their capability to build high quality software within short turn-around time with optimal cost.
What is CMM all about?
• Standard, consistent
• Continuously improving
How does CMM Help?Provides characteristics at each level
• Used to assess the current standing of the organization
Suggests the areas in which the process should be improved so that it can move to the next level.
Improvement is needed in
• Project management
• Quality assurance
• Change control
- Project management is well defined .
- Project commitments are realistic .
- Cost and schedule are tracked based on similar projects done in the past.
- Formal configuration control mechanisms are in place.
- Project planning and tracking is formal.
- Results are repeatable.
Key Process Areas
- Software Configuration Management
- Software Quality Assurance
- Subcontract Management
- Project Tracking and Oversight
- Project Planning
- Requirements Management
DefinedStandardized Software Process
Software Process Group exists in the organization
• Takes ownership
• Each step is carefully defined with verifiable entrance and exit criteria.
• Methodologies for performing the step
• Verification mechanism for the output of a step
Development and management processes are formal
Key Process Areas
- Peer Reviews
- Intergroup coordination
- Training Programs
- Integrated software management
- Organization preocess definition
- Organization process focus
- Quantitative goals exist for both processes and products
- Measurement plays a key role
- Results can be predicted in quantitative terms
- Software Quality management
- Quantitative process management
- Focus is on continuous process improvement based on quantitative feedback
- Data collection is done periodically and routine analysis is performed to identify areas that need strengthening.