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CMMI® for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) describes best practices for the successful acquisition of products and services. Providing a practical framework for improving acquisition processes, CMMI-ACQ addresses the growing trend in business and government for organizations to purchase or outsource required products and services as an alternative to in-house development or resource allocation.

Changes in CMMI-ACQ version 1.3 include improvements to high maturity process areas, improvements to the model architecture to simplify use of multiple models, and added guidance about using preferred suppliers.

CMMI® for Acquisition, Second Edition, is the definitive reference for CMMI-ACQ version 1.3. In addition to the entire revised CMMI-ACQ model, the book includes updated tips, hints, cross-references, and other author notes to help you understand, apply, and quickly find information about the content of the acquisition process areas. The book now includes more than a dozen contributed essays to help guide the adoption and use of CMMI-ACQ in industry and government. Whether you are new to CMMI models or are already familiar with one or more of them, you will find this book an essential resource for managing your acquisition processes and improving your overall performance.

The book is divided into three parts.

Part One introduces CMMI-ACQ in the broad context of CMMI models, including essential concepts and useful background. It then describes and shows the relationships among all the components of the CMMI-ACQ process areas, and explains paths to the adoption and use of the model for process improvement and benchmarking. Several original essays share insights and real experiences with CMMI-ACQ in both industry and government environments.

Part Two first describes generic goals and generic practices, and then details the twenty-two CMMI-ACQ process areas, including specific goals, specific practices, and examples for each. These process areas are organized alphabetically and tabbed by process area acronym to facilitate quick reference.

Part Three provides several useful resources, including sources of further information about CMMI and CMMI-ACQ, acronym definitions, a glossary of terms, and an index.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Book Acknowledgments
  7. Part One: About CMMI for Acquisition
    1. Chapter 1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 2. Process Area Components
    3. Chapter 3. Tying It All Together
    4. Chapter 4. Relationships Among Process Areas
    5. Chapter 5. Using CMMI Models
    6. Chapter 6. Essays on CMMI-ACQ in Government and Industry
  8. Part Two: Generic Goals and Generic Practices, and the Process Areas
    1. Generic Goals and Generic Practices
    2. Agreement Management: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    3. Acquisition Requirements Development: An Acquisition Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    4. Acquisition Technical Management: An Acquisition Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    5. Acquisition Validation: An Acquisition Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    6. Acquisition Verification: An Acquisition Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    7. Causal Analysis and Resolution: A Support Process Area at Maturity Level 5
    8. Configuration Management: A Support Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    9. Decision Analysis and Resolution: A Support Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    10. Integrated Project Management: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    11. Measurement and Analysis: A Support Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    12. Organizational Process Definition: A Process Management Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    13. Organizational Process Focus: A Process Management Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    14. Organizational Performance Management: A Process Management Process Area at Maturity Level 5
    15. Organizational Process Performance: A Process Management Process Area at Maturity Level 4
    16. Organizational Training: A Process Management Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    17. Project Monitoring and Control: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    18. Project Planning: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    19. Process and Product Quality Assurance: A Support Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    20. Quantitative Project Management: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 4
    21. Requirements Management: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2
    22. Risk Management: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 3
    23. Solicitation and Supplier Agreement Development: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2
  9. Part Three: The Appendices
    1. Appendix A. References
    2. Appendix B. Acronyms
    3. Appendix C. CMMI Version 1.3 Project Participants
    4. Appendix D. Glossary
  10. Book Contributors
  11. Index
  12. IFC
  13. IBC
  14. Footnotes
    1. Preface
    2. Chapter 1
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 5
    5. Chapter 6