Chapter 3. Model Components

This chapter introduces the CERT-RMM process areas and their categories and describes the process area components and their categories. You will need to fully understand this information to make use of the process areas contained in Part Three. It may be helpful to skim a few process areas before you read this section to become familiar with their general construction and layout.

3.1 The Process Areas and Their Categories

As in CMMI models, a process area in CERT-RMM is “a cluster of related practices in an area that, when implemented collectively, satisfy a set of goals considered important for making improvement in that area” [CMMI Product Team 2009, p. 10]. CERT-RMM has 26 process areas (PAs) that are organized ...

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