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Essence of the Capability Maturity Model
June 1997 (vol. 30 no. 6)
pp. 112-114

As a student of software development dynamics, I'm annoyed by the CMM. I think it profoundly oversimplifies the software process problem—offering little of use to those who already understand software development and dangerous advice to those who don't. That's why I'm fascinated by Judy Bamberger. Judy is no mere process bureaucrat—she is a passionate and original thinker. Yet she applies the CMM. Moreover, she tames it. She makes it jump through hoops of fire. She brings to the CMM wisdom that is nowhere present in its text, and ignores any of its text that offers no wisdom. I sense a lot of reality in her approach and I'd like to understand it better.

James Bach

Citation:
Judy Bamberger, "Essence of the Capability Maturity Model," Computer, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 112-114, June 1997, doi:10.1109/2.587560
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