- Hardcover: 688 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (March 6, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321154967
- ISBN-13: 978-0321154965
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,639,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CMMI(R): Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement
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From the Back Cover
Many organizations use Capability Maturity Models® (CMMs®) to assess development and maintenance processes, implement improvements, and measure progress. Although consistent in purpose, these models differ in terminology and design--enough sometimes to cause conflict and confusion when used within the same organization. Addressing the need for a more coordinated approach, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) provides a single framework for improvement in software engineering, systems engineering, integrated product and process development, and supplier sourcing.
This book is the definitive reference for the most current release of CMMI models. To use a CMMI model available on the SEI Web site, users must choose from among multiple models based on their organization's improvement needs. This book provides a single source for all CMMI model information. Readers can get started without having to select a model first--all of the choices are compiled in one place and explained in detail.
The book begins with background information needed to understand the content and structure of these integrated models and how to use them. A case study illustrates their implementation in a real environment. A variety of practical material, such as glossary and index, 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 life cycle, including detailed best practices.
All CMMI models have two representations. The continuous representation allows an organization to improve using selected PAs at different rates. The staged representation enables organizations to follow a predefined and proven improvement path using multiple PAs. Both representations are described so that readers will more clearly see the similarities and differences between the two representations and will be able to choose the right approach for their organization.
Whether you are new to CMMI or are already familiar with some version of it, this book is an essential resource for managers, practitioners, and process improvement team members who need to understand, evaluate, and/or implement a CMMI model. The ultimate objective of CMMI is integrating processes to improve products; this book contains everything you need to get that done.
About the Author
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.
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otherwise, don't even think about using this book as a complementing reference.
All ideas are abstract at best.
Authors listen up: instead of 600+ pages of reference, make it a 1200 page book that has examples.
Can you imagine learning physics, math, or any other science/engineering activity without seeing an example.
Yes, CMMI doesn't tell you how to do "things"; however, as authors you should provide examples that will clarify the concept. Call it CMMI for dummies, with reall examples. Let me know if you come up with a better book; I'll happily review it to give positive feedback.
Readers, if you think I'm exaggerating; consider this example under "SP 1.2 Establish Process-Performance Measures" ...
"Examples of criteria used to select measures include the following:
* Visibility that the measures provide into the process performance
* Availability of the measures
* Extent to the which measures are objective..."
Seriously, does this information give you any insight about how you should proceed with restructuring your
These examples remind me of undergraduate student work that try to
fill the whitespace with useless text to make the page longer.
My background: BS. in computer Science, MS. in Systems engineering, MS. in Business Administration, employed as a senior software engineer & transitioning into management. I'm currently working towards MS in software engineering; this was one of the required text books.
This book answers those questions and more, explaining in pretty practical language what the CMMi is, what the structure of the whole model is about, and finally tunneling down into the details of each process area. I wish I had that knowledge when we were making some of our initial decisions.
I'm not exactly a fan of the CMM/CMMi methodologies, but I have experienced first hand the result of the improvement efforts we have introduced. Ultimately though, I don't think it matters much WHAT methodology you are following; a group of people interested in improving themselves will do well with any methodology, CMMi, RUP, Agile, or otherwise. If you are committed to the CMMi approach, this book needs to be in your toolchest. If you are evaluating different process improvement efforts, this book will help you understand the CMMi approach. It doesn't provide any comparison or contrast to other methodologies; for that you would need other reference material.
I am new to CMMI and found this a great reference manual.
Auditing/improving your IT shop against the model is an internationally accepted path to technology process improvement for IT development. Most federal contracts for IT require that the vendor rate Maturity Level 3 against the CMMI v1.2 model in order to bid.