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This answer assumes you know a thing or two about CMMI, so we won't be explaining some terms you'll find answered elsewhere in this FAQ. As of this writing, after the conference and workshop held by the newly-formed CMMI Institutewe can unequivocally state the rumors of the CMMI's demise are greatly exaggerated.
The Institute hired a firm to conduct an independent market survey, the Partner Advisory Board conducted a survey of Institute Partners and their sponsored individuals, and, one of the Partners even took it upon themseleves to hire a firm to directly contact at least 50 companies who used CMMI.
The interesting finds from these surveys and market data are that use of CMMI for actual improvement not just ratings are on the rise. In addition, most if not all of the "big integrators", defense, infrastructure and aerospace firms who use CMMI continue to use and expect the use of CMMI by their subcontractors.
In short, CMMI is far from dead, and, with new initiatives in content and appraisal approaches under way and planned for at the CMMI Institute, the relevance and applicability of CMMI to the broader market is expected to pick up again over the coming years.
How many processes are there in CMMI? There's not a single process in all of CMMI. It's an important distinction to understand between processes and Process Areas PAs. No processes, no procedures, no work instructions, nothing. This is often very confusing to CMMI newcomers.
Sometimes they are almost exactly what a given project, work effort, service group or organization might do, but sometimes the practices in CMMI sound the same as likely typical practices in name only and the similarity ends there. That alone is enough to cause endless hours, days, or months of confusion.
The sad reality is so many organizations haven't taken the time to look at and understand the present state of their actual work practices, so as a result not only do they not know everything they would need to know to merely run their operation, they then look to CMMI as a means of defining their own practices!
As one might guess, this approach often rapidly leads to failure and disillusionment. How you run your operation would undoubtedly include practices that may happen at any point and time in an effort and during the course of doing the work.
Irrespective of where these activities take place in reality, the CMMI PAs are collections of practices to improve those activities. CMMI practices are not to be interpreted as being necessarily in a sequence or to be intrinsically distinct from existing activities or from one CMMI practices to another.
Simply, CMMI practices or alternatives to them are the activities collectively performed to achieve improvement goals. Goals, we might add, that ought to be tied to business objectives more substantial than simply achieving a rating. There's so much more to say here, but it would be a site unto itself to do so.
Besides, we never answered the question There were 25 in v1. There are two other constellations, one for improving services, and one for acquisition.
Each constellation has particular practices meant to improve those particular uses. More on that later. We would like to thank our friend, Saiffor pointing out that our original answer was not nearly doing justice to those in need of help.
The update to this answer was a result of his keen observation.SEO Audit Preparation When performing an audit, most people want to dive right into the analysis.
Although I agree it's a lot more fun to immediately start analyzing, you should resist the urge. Moya K. Mason is a professional freelance researcher, book researcher, research consultant, fact checker, writer, editor, information scientist, and project manager.
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