1.2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND THE CMM

Once it is accepted that use of effective processes can help in executing a project successfully, a question immediately arises: What are the desirable characteristics of these processes? The CMM for software is a framework that tries to answer this question.

The CMM for software is a framework that was developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University by observing the best practices in software and other organizations. Hence, the CMM reflects the collective process experience and expectations of many companies. It specifies desired characteristics of processes without prescribing specific processes. Thus, different processes can fulfill the requirements of the CMM. It can ...

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