Accession Number:

ADA399227

Title:

CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI) Version 1.2 Method Description

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

This document is a high-level overview of the CMMregistered-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement CBA IPI V1.2 assessment method and is an update to the CBA IPI V1.1 Method Description Dunaway 96b. It provides a brief history of SEI appraisal methods, as well as establishing appraisals in the context of the IDEALSM approach to software process improvement. CBA IPI is a diagnostic tool that supports, enables, and encourages an organizations commitment to process improvement. The method helps an organization to gain insight into its software development capability by identifying strengths and weaknesses of its current processes related to the Capability Maturity Modelregistered for Software V1.1. The method focuses on identifying software improvements that are most beneficial, given an organizations business goals and current maturity level. Brief descriptions of the method activities, roles, and responsibilities are provided. In addition, guidelines are provided for establishing resource requirements for conducting a CBA IPI. The SEI Appraiser Program is discussed, detailing the requirements for persons qualified to lead CBA IPIs.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE