Process maturity means that whatever an organisation is doing, it is done in a well-documented way, and everyone knows what is expected of them and performs accordingly. A process is capable if it satisfies its specified product quality, service quality, and process performance objectives. A capable process consistently produces output that is within specifications. Execution of capable process always gives predictable results. Process maturity levels classify organisations according to their ability to control their various processes. Process capability levels classify the performances of (some) processes of a certain process area done by an organisation, organisational department, or project. Process maturity models define reference and assessment schemes for maturity resp. capability levels in detail.
Process maturity and capability can have two different representations: staged or continuous. The differences between the structures are subtle but significant. The staged representation uses so-called maturity levels to characterise the overall state of the organisation's processes relative to the model as a whole. Instead, the continuous representation of uses so-called capability levels to characterise the state of the organisation's processes relative to an individual process area. Process capability relates to the performances of (some) processes of a certain process area.
In SCAMPI appraisals, the FIDO Database manages all appraisal data, reports, and presentations and is highly-rated by appraisal teams. With a FIDO Database, teams spend less time organising data and have more time available to analyze the data and prepare findings.
The Appraisal Requirements for CMMI (ARC) defines the requirements considered essential to appraisal methods intended for use with Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI models. In addition, a set of appraisal classes is defined, based on typical applications of appraisal methods. These classes are intended primarily for developers of appraisal methods to use with CMMI capability models in the context of the CMMI Product Suite.
The Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) is designed to provide benchmark quality ratings relative to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) models. It is applicable to a wide range of appraisal usage modes, including both internal process improvement and external capability determinations. SCAMPI satisfies all of the Appraisal Requirements for CMMI requirements for a Class A appraisal method and supports the conduct of ISO/IEC 15504 assessments as well.
The CMMI Model Foundation (CMF) is a set of 16 process areas and all generic goals and practices common to any CMMI constellations and models. In addition, the CMMI model foundation supports creating materials for training and appraisal for the different kinds of CMMI models.
The People Capability Maturity Model (People CMM, P-CMM) is part of the CMMI product family of process maturity models. It is a framework to guide organisations in improving their processes for managing and developing human workforces. It helps organisations to characterize the maturity of their workforce practices, establish a program of continuous workforce development, set priorities for improvement actions, integrate workforce development with Process Improvement, and establish a culture of excellence. PCMM is based on proven practices in fields of human resources, knowledge management, and organisational development.
The CMMI Model Foundation (CMF) is the common fundament of each so-called CMMI constellation. A CMMI constellation is an adoption of the CMMI model to a certain field of interest.
CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) is part of the CMMI product family of process maturity models. It is a framework to guide organisations in improving their IT service delivery processes and to characterize the maturity of their IT operations. CMMI-SVC is an industry neutral model that can apply to any service industry.
The Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV) is part of the CMMI product family. It is a process improvement maturity model for the development of products and services. It consists of proven practices that address development and maintenance activities that cover the product lifecycle from conception through delivery and maintenance of software, resp. IT services.