Accession Number : ADA258419


Title :   The Adaptation of the SEI'S Capability Maturity Model to the Air Force Software Acquisition Management Process.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Dickerhoff, William G , Jr ; Sommers, William J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258419.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 196


Abstract : This study develops an Air Force Software Acquisition Maturity Framework (SAMF) by adapting the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) capability Maturity Model (CMM) to the Air Force software acquisition process. The SAMFs purpose is to provide the Air Force Materiel Command's product centers and program off ices with criterion to assess their software acquisition maturity in a similar fashion as the SEI's CMM provides companies a benchmark to measure their organization's software production maturity. The research was accomplished through a combination of information gathering techniques and data analysis. A literature search of documentation, both within and external to the Department of Defense, identified several components of the Air Force software acquisition process. A Delphi survey collected several software acquisition experts opinions and recommendations on the research. Based on the information gathered, the authors determined the SAMF to have the identical structure as the CMM. Twenty-one software acquisition process Key Process Areas (KPA) were identified. Definition of these KPAs was based on the research data gathered. The study produced the initial framework for an Air Force Software Acquisition Maturity Model.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , AIR FORCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MATERIEL , ACQUISITION , MANAGEMENT , PRODUCTION , MODELS , COMPUTERS , AIR , STRUCTURES , ENGINEERING , SURVEYS , PROCUREMENT , EXTERNAL , COLLECTION , DELPHI TECHNIQUES , SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE