Generic PracticesGeneric GoalsProcess Area 2Process Area 1Process Area nSpecific GoalsSpecific PracticesCapability Levels
The CMMI model componentsThe CMMI gives us some guidance as to what is a required component, an expected component, and simplyinformative.
1.2 CMMI Levels
There are six capability levels (but five maturity levels), designated by the numbers 0 through 5 [SEI 2002],including the following process areas:
requirements management, project planning, project monitoring and control, supplieragreement management, measurement and analysis, process and product quality assurance;
requirements development, technical solution, product integration, verification,validation, organizational process focus, organizational process definition, organizational training,integrated project management, risk management, integrated teaming, integrated suppliermanagement, decision analysis and resolution, organizational environment for integration;
organizational process performance, quantitative project management;
organizational innovation and deployment, causal analysis and resolution.
Kulpa and Johnson consider the following
specific goals and practices
achieving the different maturity levelsrelating to the quantification [Kulpa 2003]:
Measurement and Analysis:
The purpose of Measurement and Analysis is to develop and sustain a measurement capability that is used tosupport management information needs. Specific Practices by Specific Goal:
Align Measurement and Analysis Activities
: Measurement objectives and activities are alignedwith identified information needs and objectives.
Establish Measurement Objectives:
Establish and maintain measurement objectives that arederived from identified information needs and objectives.
Specify measures to address the measurement objectives.