Chapter 1. Introduction

Now more than ever, organizations are increasingly becoming acquirers[1] 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.

[1] In CMMI-ACQ, the terms project and acquirer refer to the acquisition project; the term organization refers to the acquisition organization.

Authors’ Note

It has been challenging to name the CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) model and this book. The reason is that the activities ...

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