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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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Product Integration: An Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 3

Purpose

The purpose of Product Integration (PI) is to assemble the product from the product components, ensure that the product, as integrated, behaves properly (i.e., possesses the required functionality and quality attributes), and deliver the product.

Hint

To achieve problem-free integration, you need to prepare for product integration activities early in the project.

Introductory Notes

This process area addresses the integration of product components into more complex product components or into complete products.

Tip

In some engineering disciplines (e.g., mechanical engineering), the term assembly is generally preferred over integration. In PI, these two words are ...

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