Interpreting the CMMI (R): A Process Improvement Approach, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Mar 7, 2008 - Computers - 424 pages
Written by experienced process improvement professionals who have developed and implemented computer based systems in organizations around the world, Interpreting the CMMIŽ: A Process Improvement Approach, Second Edition provides you with specific techniques for performing process improvement.

Employing everyday language and supported by real world examples, the authors describe the fundamental concepts of the CMMI model, covering goals, practices, architecture, and definitions, and provide a structured approach for implementing the concepts of the CMMI into any organization. They discuss getting started in the process improvement effort, as well as how to continue on to high maturity. They walk you through the myriad of charts and graphs involved in statistical process control and offer practical recommendations. They also provide information on blending different process improvement initiatives into organizational programs (including agile development), and in this edition include more in-depth information.

The authors distill the knowledge gained in their combined 70 years of experience in project management, software engineering, systems engineering, metrics, quality assurance, appraisals, training, process improvement, and team building. Whether you are new to process improvement or an experienced professional, this volume will save you time wasted on false starts, false promises by marketers, and failed deadlines.

The authors have been responsible for successfully implementing process improvement in several different organizations. This book is based on real-life experience, not on academic theories. It provides workable solutions to inherent challenges such as appropriate roles and responsibility, resistance to change, and meaningful documentation, thus transforming CMMI concepts into practical applications.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
3
Chapter 2 Beginning the Journey
15
Chapter 3 Structure of the CMMI
29
Chapter 4 CMMI Representations
41
CMMI Process Areas
57
Managed
59
Defined
81
Quantitatively Managed
109
Chapter 17 A Boatload of Metrics
215
Chapter 18 Statistical Process Control
235
Chapter 19 A HighMaturity Perspective
257
Appraisals
275
Chapter 20 Appraisals Using the CMMI
277
Chapter 21 The SCAMPI A Approach
297
Chapter 22 Those Damn PIIDs?
321
Odds and Ends
341

Optimizing
121
Implementation
129
Chapter 9 Alignment of Multiple Process Improvement Initiatives
131
Chapter 10 Is CMMI Right for Small Organizations?
145
Chapter 11 Establishing Your Process Improvement Organization
157
Chapter 12 People Roles and Responsibilities
167
Chapter 13 Documentation Guidelines
177
Chapter 14 Planning and Tracking the Effort
183
Chapter 15 Defining Processes Procedures Policies and Charters
193
Measurement
207
Chapter 16 Measurement within the CMMI
209
Chapter 23 Agile and the CMMI
343
Chapter 24 Closing Thoughts
353
References and Further Reading
363
Appendices
365
Comparing CBIIPI to SCE to SCAMPI
367
Myths and Legends of the CMMI
373
Checklists for Pilot Projects
379
Organizational InBrief to SCAMPI Team
387
Index
391
Back cover
405
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