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CMMI Assessments: Motivating Positive Change

This book outlines the steps an organization must take to gather an accurate CMMI assessment.

Addison-Wesley Professional



Appraisals that are conducted in support of process improvement have traditionally been called assessments. Assessments have evolved into a remarkably powerful tool for process improvement in areas ranging from systems to services, hardware to human resources. Unlike audits, assessments are conducted from the inside. When handled correctly, assessments can help transform technical and managerial culture, dramatically improving both quality and profitability.

The authors begin their book with an expert overview of what assessments entail, when they make sense, how to set achievable goals for them, and how to lead them to success. Next, they "drill down" into each stage of the process, presenting step-by-step instructions and defining the roles and responsibilities of every participant. Coverage includes creating and training assessment teams; identifying assessment products; consolidating interview data and other onsite activities; presenting results; and using those results productively.

Format: Hardback

Cite This Book

author={Bush, Marilyn and Dunaway, Donna},
title={CMMI Assessments: Motivating Positive Change},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
note={Accessed: 2024-Jun-14}

Please note that current and future CMMI research, training, and information has been transitioned to the CMMI Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University.