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Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement

Technical Report
This technical report summarizes much of the publicly available empirical evidence about the performance results that can occur as a consequence of CMMI-based process improvement.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2006-TR-004
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6582011.v1

Abstract

There is a widespread demand for factual information about the impact and benefits of process improvement based on Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) models. Much has been learned since the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) published a special report on this topic over two years ago. There now is evidence that process improvement using the CMMI Product Suite can result in improvements in schedule and cost performance, product quality, return on investment, and other measures of performance outcome. 

This technical report summarizes much of the publicly available empirical evidence about the performance results that can occur as a consequence of CMMI-based process improvement. In addition, the report contains a series of brief case descriptions that were created with collaboration from representatives from 10 organizations that have achieved notable quantitative performance results through their CMMI-based improvement efforts. 

The report is meant for members of engineering process groups, middle and first-line management, and other potential process improvement participants who wish to learn more about how CMMI can contribute to measurable improvements It also may be useful for executives and senior managers who are faced with decisions about the allocation of scarce resources for improvement efforts.

Cite This Technical Report

Gibson, D., Goldenson, D., & Kost, K. (2006, August 1). Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-004). Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582011.v1.

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title={Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement},
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Gibson, Diane, Dennis Goldenson, and Keith Kost. "Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement." (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-004). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582011.v1.

D. Gibson, D. Goldenson, and K. Kost, "Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-004, 1-Aug-2006 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582011.v1. [Accessed: 19-May-2024].

Gibson, Diane, Dennis Goldenson, and Keith Kost. "Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-004). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582011.v1. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Gibson, Diane; Goldenson, Dennis; & Kost, Keith. Performance Results of CMMI-Based Process Improvement. CMU/SEI-2006-TR-004. Software Engineering Institute. 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582011.v1

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