Chapter 1. Introduction
Now more than ever, organizations are increasingly becoming acquirers of needed capabilities by obtaining products and services from suppliers and developing fewer of these capabilities in-house. The intent of this widely adopted business strategy is to improve an organization’s operational efficiencies by leveraging suppliers’ capabilities to deliver quality solutions rapidly, at a lower cost, and with the most appropriate technology.
 In CMMI-ACQ, the terms project and acquirer refer to the acquisition project; the term organization refers to the acquisition organization.
It has been challenging to name the CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) model and this book. The reason is that the activities ...