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CMMI®: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement by Sandy Shrum, Mike Konrad, Mary Beth Chrissis

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Chapter 2. Process Area Components

This chapter describes the components that comprise each process area. Process areas are the primary vehicle for presenting information in Part Two. If you are unfamiliar with Part Two, you may want to skim a couple of sections to get a general feel for the layout before reading this chapter.

Required, Expected, and Informative Components

Process area components are grouped into three categories—required, expected, and informative—that reflect how to interpret them.

Required Components

Required components describe what an organization must achieve to satisfy a process area. This achievement must be visibly implemented in an organization's processes. The required components in CMMI are the specific and generic goals. ...

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