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CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement (3rd Edition) (SEI Series in Software Engineering) 3rd Edition

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Mary Beth Chrissis is a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Since joining the SEI in 1988, Chrissis has been a coauthor of the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV) and Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) models. Currently, Chrissis chairs the CMMI Configuration Control Board (CCB), is a member of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Executive Committee, and is an instructor of various CMMI model-related courses at the SEI. Prior to joining the SEI, Chrissis worked at GTE Government Systems in Rockville, Maryland; Dravo Automation Sciences in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Sperry Corporation in Great Neck, New York. Before coming to the SEI, Chrissis was pursuing her M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and in 1983 she received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Mike Konrad is a senior member of the technical staff and has been at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University since 1988. Dr. Konrad is the Chief Architect of CMMI and Manager of SEI’s CMMI Modeling Team. Previously, he was Chair of the CMMI Configuration Control Board (2001-2006) and a member of the International Process Research Consortium (2004-2006). Also, he was a member of the teams that developed the original Software CMM Version 1.0 (1988-1991) and ISO 15504 (1993-1997). Prior to joining the SEI, Konrad worked with several companies in computer science-related positions, including ISSI, SAIC, and Honeywell and briefly with George Mason University and the University of Maryland. He obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1978 from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

 

Sandy Shrum is a senior writer/editor and communications point of contact for the Software Engineering Process Management program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Besides this book, she has coauthored two other CMMI books: CMMI®-ACQ: Guidelines for Improving the Acquisition of Products and Services (Addison-Wesley, 2009) and CMM® for Services: Guidelines for Superior Service, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2007). She has been with the SEI since 1995 and has been a member of the CMMI Development Team since the CMMI project’s inception in 1998. Her roles on the project have included model author, small review team member, reviewer, editor, model development process coordinator, and quality assurance process owner. Before joining the SEI, Sandy worked for eight years with Legent Corporation, a Virginia-based software company. Her experience as a technical communicator dates back to 1988, when she earned her M.S. in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Her undergraduate degree, a B.S. in business administration, was earned at Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

  • Series: SEI Series in Software Engineering
  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 3 edition (March 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321711505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321711502
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Wayne Craft on May 23, 2013
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This book is outstanding for anyone who is looking for a model to assist their company processes. I have read this book forwards and backwards leading into our CMMI appraisal and without the help of the book, we would not have styled our processes and procedures correctly to achieve our CMMI ML3 objectives. The only downside, is after i purchased this book, I found a copy of it online as a PDF. It can be found here: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/reports/10tr033.pdf
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CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) models are the product of the industry's best coming together to build a collection of best practices that help organizations to improve their processes.

The version 1.3 core framework now supports CMMI for Services, CMMI for Development, and CMMI for Acquisition. This book covers CMMI for Development.

It begins with an introduction to process improvement, the CMMI history, the CMMI framework, and CMMI for development.

It then has several chapters that go into detail explaining the ins and outs of the CMMI framework. Topics covered include Core Process Areas and CMMI Models, Understanding Levels, Structures of the Continuous and Staged Representations, Understanding Capability Levels and Maturity Levels, Process Areas, Achieving High Maturity, Recursion and Iteration of Engineering Processes, Adopting CMMI, and SCAMPI Appraisal Methods.

My favorite chapter in this section is Chapter 4: Relationship Among Process Areas. It has great diagrams that show the relationships between the process areas. It really helps to give them context.

Part one ends with Essays and Case Studies. It has 5 essays and 3 case studies. My favorite essay is Ten Missing Links to CMMI Success. Some of the other are Avoiding Typical Process Improvement Pitfalls, Hiring a CMMI Consultant or Lead Appraiser, and From Doubter to Believer: My Journey to CMMI.

The book then continues with a detailed overview of the Generic Goals and Generic Practices which is followed by a chapter on each of the Process Areas in the CMMI for Development. Each chapter about a process area gives in-depth coverage.
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By John N Higgins on December 27, 2014
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Great addition to the free version from SEI.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jaimemit on May 31, 2011
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As CMMI for Development evolves to V1.3, the book that offers guidelines, hints and tips is updated accordingly.
It is still the "reference book" in CMMI world, easy to handle, with practical guidelines to apply the CMMI practices to your organization/projects.

It also comes with a 45 days free access to the online edition (although I have not entered yet to avoid consuming the period now I would not dedicate the right time to browse it).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By All Access Customer on January 12, 2014
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Look no further if you're involved in process improvement based on the CMMI for Development model. This book not only contains the complete CMMI for Development V1.3 model but also tons of tips and hints, explanations and case studies. I've been involved in CMMI based process improvement in multiple organization for numerous years and this is definitely my "go to" reference book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel2013 on December 17, 2013
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This is a good text when used with instructor lead training. Purchased six weeks before the training and could not connect the dots. When the instructor set up the structure in class it all made sense. Not recommended without guidance or experience. This is not a beginner's text.
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