Chapter 3

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)

This chapter provides an overview of Capability Maturity Model Integration, version 1.2 (CMMI v1.2). We discuss the architecture of the model, model components, model representations, and the characteristics of the model’s process areas (PAs). Changes from CMMI v1.1 and the effect of those changes on process improvement activities are summarized.

Introduction to CMMI v1.2


CMMI v1.1 was published by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in December 2001 as several 700-page reports and later, in 2003, as a single book. The CMMI framework contains a product suite, which is based on industry best practices and incorporates lessons learned from predecessor models, primarily: ...

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