Jumpstart CMM/CMMI Software Process Improvement: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards

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Wiley, Jan 27, 2005 - Computers - 175 pages
This book takes the CMMо/CMMIо-SW (Staged) Level 2 process appraisal methodology and performs a mapping against where this information is found in the IEEE Standards. The assumption is made that the standards are implemented as is, with no tailoring. This provides the reader with information regarding the value added by using the IEEE Standards to implement and define software process. The strengths and weaknesses of these standards are a by-product of this comparison. The CMMо and CMMIо do not tell the user how┤ to satisfy their KPA criteria. The CMMо and CMMIо are descriptive. They do not describe how to accomplish their goals but describe the criteria that the end results should support. IEEE Standards are prescriptive. These standards describe how to fulfill the requirements associated with effective software project management. For organizations that do not wish to pursue CMMо/CMMIо Level 2 accreditation this document will show how the application of IEEE Standards, and their use as reference material, can facilitate the development of sound software engineering practices.

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Introduction and Overview
Summary of SWCMM
Summary of CMMISW Staged

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About the author (2005)

SUSAN K. LAND is the Software Engineering Section Manager for Northrop Grumman IT/TASC in Huntsville, Alabama. Ms. Land serves as a member of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors, Chair of IEEE CS Standards Advisory Board, IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Executive Committee, Editorial Board for the IEEE Software Engineering online publication, and IEEE CS Professional Practices Committee. She is also a member of the development team of the Strawman and Trial versions of the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge and is an IEEE-Certified Software Development Professional.

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