Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The IDEAL model realises a methodical infrastructure framework to guide organisations in planning and implementing effective process improvement programs for CMMI and alike initiatives. It is a process-improvement and defect-reduction methodology serving as the founding strategy employed by SEI in delivering many of their services.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (CobIT) is a comprehensive model for enterprise control of the IT environment /IT Governance. CobIT is generally accepted as de facto guidance for Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes CMMI-ACQ is a framework to guide organisations in improving their processes for acquisition. It helps organisations to characterize the maturity of their guidance to acquisition organisations for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services. The model focuses on acquirer processes and integrates bodies of knowledge that are essential for successful acquisitions. CMMI-ACQ acknowledges the nature of the Acquirer / Supplier relationship and gives the Acquiring party the tools to improve their performance to match that of their supplier. In other words, it allows the Acquirer to match capabilities with their supplier to help assure the success of the relationship.