Use CMMI-DEV Best Practices to Improve Products, Services

John Storts
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Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, refers to collections of best practices that help organizations assess and make improvements to processes. CMMI-DEV provides a specific, comprehensive framework for organizations to assess development and maintenance processes and make performance gains.


Rather than focusing on only one part or just a few parts of the business, as many current maturity models do, CMMI-DEV takes a systematic approach that provides integrated, enterprise-wide solutions to organizational problems. The best practices presented by CMMI-DEV apply to development activities for products and services, and they cover a product's lifecycle from the concept phase on through delivery and maintenance. CMMI-DEV also accommodates other contemporary approaches such as Six Sigma, Lean and agile methods.


If you are considering implementing the CMMI-DEV framework in your organization, check out our excerpt from "CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement." This chapter, the introduction for the book, describes:

  • Critical areas where an organization can improve its business
  • A brief overview of the history of the CMMI approach, as well as its evolution
  • The architecture of the CMMI framework


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