Accession Number : ADA300822

Title :   People Capability Maturity Model. SM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Curtis, Bill ; Hefley, William ; Miller, Sally

PDF Url : ADA300822

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 439

Abstract : The People Capability Maturity Model(sm) (P-CMM(sm)) adapts the maturity framework of the Capability Maturity Model(sm) for Software (CMM(sm)) (Paulk 95) to managing and developing an organization's workforce. The motivation for the P-CMM is to radically improve the ability of software organizations to attract, develop, motivate, organize, and retain the talent needed to continuously improve software development capability. The P-CMM is designed to allow software organizations to integrate workforce improvement with software process improvement programs guided by the CMM. The P-CMM can also be used by any kind of organization as a guide for improving its people-related and workforce practices. Based on the best current practices in fields such as human resources and organizational development, the P-CMM provides organizations with guidance on how to gain control of their processes for managing and developing their workforce. The P-CMM helps organizations to characterize the maturity of their workforce practices, guide a program of continuous workforce development, set priorities for immediate actions, integrate workforce development with process improvement, and establish a culture of software engineering excellence. It describes an evolutionary improvement path from ad hoc, inconsistently performed practices, to a mature, disciplined development of the knowledge, skills, and motivation of the workforce, just as the CMM describes an evolutionary improvement path for the software processes within an organization.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTROL, ORGANIZATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, GAIN, PERSONNEL, MOTIVATION, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE