4   CMMI – Differences and Similarities

This chapter deals with the differences and similarities between CMMI and SPICE (or Automotive SPICE) from three different angles: structures (section 4.2), content (section 4.3), and assessment or appraisal methods (section 4.4). Section 4.1 provides a brief introduction into the purpose of this model comparison and some of the problems that this entails.

4.1    Introduction

The following elaborations do not intend to balance the advantages and disadvantages of one model against the other, nor will they provide desision support and arguments for or against the selection of one particular model.1 We rather assume that organizations and their cooperation partner already apply certain, to some extent different, ...

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