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

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Chapter 4CMMI As Your Guide

Because the title of this tome is CMMI Survival Guide, it is obvious that we believe CMMI is an important and useful tool for process improvement. Putting its name recognition and support infrastructure aside, it is the most flexible and most widely useful of all the improvement models we’ve worked with. In this chapter, we discuss some of the characteristics of CMMI that lead us to this opinion. If you’ve already chosen a model other than CMMI, you can skip this chapter.

4.1 Why Cmmi?

To begin, we provide a defense of our preference for CMMI (other than Rich’s having been one of the authors). Essentially, we have confidence in CMMI’s historical foundations and are satisfied that its scope meets the needs of many, ...

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