Accession Number : ADA319072

Title :   Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model SM. Pilot Appraisal Report, Version 1.0.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ferguson, Jack R. ; Jones, Lawrence G. ; Philpot, Jan

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Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This document summarizes five pilot appraisals performed from the third quarter of 1995 through the first quarter of 1996 using the Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model (SA-CMM). The pilot appraisals used Version 0.01 of the SA-CMM, published in June 1995; Version 0.02 of the SA-CMM, published in February 1996; and the CMM-based appraisal methodology for internal process improvement (CBA IPI), tailored for use with the SA-CMM. The objective of the pilot appraisals is to gather data on the validity of the model and the appraisal method when they are applied to a variety of organizations. The SA-CMM author team gathered, captured, and used data from the pilot appraisals to modify subsequent draft versions of the model. While the CBA IPI methodology can be used to provide ratings MATURITY LEVEL AND KEY PROCESS AREA (KPA) goal satisfaction, the SA- CMM pilot appraisal findings included only strengths and opportunities for improvement relative to practices in the model. Each appraisal team included two or more SA-CMM authors, one CBA 11,1 lead assessor, one Software Engineering Institute (SEI) facilitator, and three or more site team member.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *ACQUISITION, *PILOT STUDIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SITES, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), INTERNAL.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE