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Equivalent staging in CMMI

CMMI appraisal method is known as SCAMPI. Result of appraisal may include a rating as demanded by the appraisal sponsor. In a continuous representation Rating is a “capability level profile” (e.g. Requirements Development Process Area is at Capability level 3). In a staged representation Rating is a “maturity level rating” (e.g. maturity level 2). Maturity […]

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Evolutionary Path of Process Areas in CMMI

In CMMI, have you noticed the evolutionary path for Process Areas? Infact CMMI Maturity Levels are defined as evolutionary stages of process improvement. An evolutionary process is a process whose stages consist of expanding increments of the defined process. Watts Humphrey’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM) was published in 1988. According to him organizations mature their […]

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Configuration Baseline and Performance Baseline

“Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.” –  Edward Berard Baseline means ‘A Line which is the Base’. The word baseline may refer to surveying, typography, budgeting, pharmacology, Configuration Management, calculations etc. In an IT industry, baseline mainly implies A Configuration Baseline – A configuration of software, […]

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CMMI NextGen

CMMI Version 1.3 was released on November 1, 2010. All the three constellations of CMMI – SVC, ACQ and Dev, got released in the same period, considering the similarities across them. How good it would be, if all the three constellations were combined into a single model..? Definitely it would have eased the process of […]

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Quantitative management of CAR

Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) helps to identify and rectify the root cause of a defect or problem. It can be applied to any process area. Analysis can be qualitative, limited to a fish bone diagram or so. And at the same time it can be more advanced involving quantitative data. The steps below show […]

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Requirements Traceability

Traceability is the ability to trace the origin. In simple terms a police man identifies thieves by tracing out finger prints or so.. Traceability plays a key role in Requirements Management. It helps to conduct impact assessments when change in requirements happens.  Some unique identifiers are given for each requirement. These requirements are elaborated from […]

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Project Defined Process and Quantitatively Composed Process

Quality Management System (QMS) is composed of manuals, policies, procedures, guidelines, templates checklists etc. QMS is defined at the organizational level. It is usually termed as Organizational Set of Standard Process (OSSP). Referring the common OSSP projects defines or composes the process specific to its mode of operation. The OSSP includes a metric repository which is […]

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All about Tailoring

    Is this tailoring..? Definitely not.. tailoring is not a way to escape from a difficult task. Tailoring enables one to execute the task via an alternate mechanism instead of the usual procedure. Tailoring doent mean to simply skip the current procedure/process. If the process is difficult , then one must find  some other […]

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15 Misconceptions in CMMI implementation

In continuation to the earlier article Easily ignored certain key points in CMMI implementation,  this article talks more on misconceptions in CMMI implementation. Misusing the model results in unproductive or unnecessary process, waste of resources, loss of credibility towards upcoming process improvement events and finally frustration and dissatisfaction. These could be avoided through proper senior […]

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Easily ignored certain key points in CMMI implementation

Proper interpretation and understanding of a model is a vital part in any new model implementation in an organisation. During the course of action, we have a tendency to over simplify things and thus ignore certain key aspects. And in certain cases there happen some misconceptions too. This article tries to clarify such ignored aspects […]

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