CMMI ConstellationThe Capability Maturity Model Integration is a process framework to develop, optimise, and assess organisational processes.
Since version 1.2, the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) product family includes the concept of constellations. A constellation is a particular collection of process areas specifically chosen to help improve a given business need within the CMMI framework.
It is a set of CMMI components designed to meet the needs of a specific area of interest. A constellation can produce one or more related CMMI models — i.e. the published proven practices and related appraisal and training materials. With v1.2 three major areas of interest were focused:1
- Product and service development: CMMI-DEV addresses product and service development processes.
- Acquisition: CMMI-ACQ addresses supply chain management, acquisition, and outsourcing processes in government and industry.
- Services: CMM-SVC addresses guidance for delivering services within an organisation and to external customers.
CMMI constellations give a common approach to implement many Project Management, Organisational Process Management and Supporting process areas of work in an organisation.
These models/constellations were released as CMMI v. 1.3 in November 2010.