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CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement, Third Edition by Mike Konrad, Mary Beth Chrissis, Sandra Shrum

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Chapter 5. Using CMMI Models

The complexity of products today demands an integrated view of how organizations do business. CMMI can reduce the cost of process improvement across enterprises that depend on multiple functions or groups to achieve their objectives.

To achieve this integrated view, the CMMI Framework includes common terminology, common model components, common appraisal methods, and common training materials. This chapter describes how organizations can use the CMMI Product Suite not only to improve their quality, reduce their costs, and optimize their schedules, but also to gauge how well their process improvement program is working.

The Role of Process Standards in Process Definition

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