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Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers

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Appendix B. Requirements and Process Improvement Models

Many software development organizations have used the Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) to guide their process improvement activities (Paulk et al. 1995). The SW-CMM was developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a part of Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI also developed a related Systems Engineering CMM (SE-CMM) for complex products containing multiple subsystems, often including both hardware and software.

In 2000, the SEI released the CMMI-SE/SW, an integrated model for improving both software and systems engineering capabilities (CMU/SEI 2000a; CMU/SMI 2000b). It has already replaced the Systems Engineering CMM and ultimately will replace the CMM for Software ...

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