Reading Time: 2minutes 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.
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: ((The People CMM (PCMM), which addresses managing and developing organisational workforces, stands apart from CMMI product suite v1.3.))
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.