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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 5. Tying It All Together

Now that you have been introduced to the components of CMMI® models, you need to understand how they all fit together to meet your process improvement needs. This chapter introduces the concept of levels and shows how the process areas are organized and used in the two representations. To do this, we need to revisit the representations discussion that be gan in chapter 1.

Understanding Levels

Levels are used in CMMI to describe the evolutionary path recommended for an organization that wants to improve the processes it uses to develop and maintain its products and services. CMMI supports two improvement paths. The first path en ables organizations to incrementally improve processes corresponding to an individual ...

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