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CMMI Survival Guide: Just Enough Process Improvement by Richard Turner, Suzanne Garcia

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Chapter 10Managing an Appraisal Life Cycle

When you start working with almost any model, the topic of appraisal—or assessment, or evaluation, or gap analysis; there are many similar terms—comes up. That’s because any model that can be used for a guide to improve practices can, just about automatically, be used to evaluate practice conformance. The attractiveness of this is that you can use the same (usually public) model for both guiding your improvement and understanding achievements in relation to it.

In this chapter, we’ll talk in general about decisions related to appraisal and a small amount on CMMI-specific appraisal. You will not get an in-depth understanding of how to prepare for and conduct an appraisal from this section. If you want ...

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