6 The Cleanroom Reference Model

6.1 An Introduction to the CRM

The Cleanroom Software Engineering Reference Model (Linger and Trammell 1996), or CRM, was developed at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, as part of a study to map Cleanroom into the Capability Maturity Model for Software, or CMM (Linger, Paulk, and Trammell 1996). The CRM is expressed in terms of a set of 14 Cleanroom processes and 20 associated work products. It embodies the principal technologies and processes of Cleanroom, and is intended as a guide for Cleanroom project management and performance, process assessment and improvement, and technology transfer and adoption, as well as a baseline for continued evolution of Cleanroom practice. It is ...

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