RE: [CMMi Process Improvement] Re: How to approch for a CMM/CMMI assessment?
- Frances Anderson,
I read your message and I think you have what we need. I visited your
csm web site already.
But I don't sure:
1. In last message, "...to perform assessments, evaluations, and
appraisals"- What different from "assessments, evaluations"and
2. On http://csm.com/pi/cmmcmmioverview.php
<http://csm.com/pi/cmmcmmioverview.php> , "A maturity level of 1 to 5
indicates the overall capability of an organization for staged
representations only"- Why for staged representations only?
3. And "In continuous representations, a capability level of 0 to 5 is
determined for each selected process area."- why have 6?
Thank you very much,
Back, we are just established SQA of PSD company.
<http://www.psdus.com/> Please visit www.psdus.com.
We have been learned CMMI 2 days ago.
My company have no CMM or else. We want to get CMM2/3/4 in 2 years
later. How beginning? Reading all about CMMI? Please help me.
From: fandersonxxxx [mailto:cmmi@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 3:24 AM
Subject: [CMMi Process Improvement] Re: How to approch for a CMM/CMMI
Unfortunately, there is not one list of required documents that fits
for every organization. You can start to learn more about SW-CMM
and CMMI on your own from the web
<http://www.csm.com/pi/cmmcmmioverview.php).> However, almost all
organizations find the most cost-efficient method is to partner with
someone who has already been there. At CSM, we work one-on-one with
organizations to use the CMM/CMMI to achieve their organization's
goals. Each company is different. We are also authorized by the
SEI through their transition partner program to perform assessments,
evaluations, and appraisals, as well as being SEI-authorized to
present the Introduction to CMMI course.
If you would like to contact me personally and describe your needs a
little more, I would be happy to point you in the right direction.
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- Chau Phung,
You have asked some very good questions and I am happy to respond:
1. In the English language, assessments, evaluations, and
appraisals have the same meaning. The SEI has given them an added
meaning. They use the term "appraisals" to mean reviews that
are done against the CMMI. The SW-CMM has two methods for reviewing
an organization. They are CBA-IPI (Capability Maturity Model-Based
Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement) and SCE (Software
Capability Evaluation). The major difference between doing an
assessment with the CBA-IPI process and doing an evaluation with the
SCE process is the purpose of the review. SCE evaluations are most
often used in acquisition or project monitoring to determine the
maturity of a supplier or potential supplier. CBA-IPI assessments
are most often performed internal to the organization and focus on
identifying strengths and weaknesses as well as encouraging an
organization's commitment to process improvement.
2. In the staged representation of the CMMI, an organization is
rated at one of the 5 maturity levels. In the continuous
representation, each process area that is being evaluated is rated
at one of the 6 Capability Levels. Maturity Levels apply only in
the staged representation. Capability Levels apply only in the
3. The continuous representation of the CMMI has 6 capability
levels because the authors wanted to distinguish between processes
that perform all of the base practices and those that do not.
Capability Level 0 (Incomplete) is assigned to a process area if it
is determined that there is at least one base practice that is not
performed. Capability Level 1 (Performed) is only assigned if all
of the process area's base practices are performed. This
contrasts with the staged representation, where Maturity Level 1
(Initial) is the default assignment if an organization does not
achieve a Maturity Level 2 rating.
Congratulations on starting your SQA group! If you are starting out
by investigating CMM or CMMI and reading this news group, you have
made a good start. There are some good books and articles written
about CMM and CMMI, however, the subject is complex and the models
are often confusing to the beginner. I suggest beginning with our
course, "CMMI Executive Overview"
(http://csm.com/pi/cmmiexecutiveoverview.html). I think this is the
best place to start because CMMI is the successor to the SW-CMM and
most organizations today are switching from the SW-CMM to CMMI. It
is uncertain what the value of a SW-CMM rating will be two years
from now. Also, in order to sign up for the "Introduction to
CMMI" course, you must select between the staged and the
continuous representations. Although beginning organizations
often select the staged representation, the overview course will
include helping you decide which representation is best for
achieving your organization's particular goals.
I hope you find this explanation helpful,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chau K. Phung"
> Frances Anderson,your
> I read your message and I think you have what we need. I visited
> csm web site already.to 5
> But I don't sure:
> 1. In last message, "...to perform assessments, evaluations, and
> appraisals"- What different from "assessments, evaluations"and
> 2. On http://csm.com/pi/cmmcmmioverview.php
> <http://csm.com/pi/cmmcmmioverview.php> , "A maturity level of 1
> indicates the overall capability of an organization for staged5 is
> representations only"- Why for staged representations only?
> 3. And "In continuous representations, a capability level of 0 to
> determined for each selected process area."- why have 6?
> Thank you very much,
> Back, we are just established SQA of PSD company.
> <http://www.psdus.com/> Please visit www.psdus.com.
> We have been learned CMMI 2 days ago.
> My company have no CMM or else. We want to get CMM2/3/4 in 2 years
> later. How beginning? Reading all about CMMI? Please help me.
> Chau Phung.