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Managing Risk: Methods for Software Systems Development by Ph.D. Elaine M. Hall

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3 Risk Management Map

An effective goal focuses primarily on results rather than activity. It identifies where you want to be, and, in the process, helps you determine where you are. It gives you important information on how to get there, and it tells you when you have arrived.

—Stephen R. Covey

The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM) is a de facto model of the software development process, developed by the SEI at Carnegie Mellon University, under the leadership of Watts Humphrey [Humphrey87]. The CMM is a framework that describes the key elements of an effective software process. The CMM describes an evolutionary improvement path from an ad hoc, immature process to a mature, disciplined process [Paulk93b]. The inspiration for the CMM’s ...

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