The Pieces of CMMI

This book is likely not the best reference for any great detail regarding the inner workings of CMMI. We have decided, however, to include a bit of a discussion of its basic premise and highlight the structures that you should be familiar with to help you navigate the Microsoft Solution Framework’s (MSF) implementation of CMMI Level 3, called MSF 4.0 for CMMI Process Improvement.

The Big Picture

Before jumping headlong into any CMMI implementation, you should be aware that CMMI has two representations: Continuous and Staged. What’s the difference? Well, consider two perspectives you can take regarding process improvement. The first perspective is a representation of how well your organization can perform a certain type of task, ...

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