Accession Number : ADA307964

Title :   CMM (SM)-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dunaway, Donna K. ; Masters, Steve

PDF Url : ADA307964

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This document is a high-level overview of the CMMSM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI) V1.1 assessment method. 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 organization's commitment to process improvement. The method helps an organization gain insight into its software development capability by identifying strengths and weaknesses of its current processes related to the Capability Maturity Model for Software V1.1. The method focuses on identifying software improvements that are most beneficial, given an organization's 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.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, RATINGS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE