Davide Falessi , Fraunhofer CESE
Michele Shaw , Fraunhofer CESE
Kathleen Mullen , Keymind, Falls Church
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2014.17
CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model® Integration) models are collections of best practices that help organizations to improve their processes. This paper reports on our experience in achieving and maintaining CMMI Maturity Level 5 in a small organization. Economic achievements, success factors and lessons learned are reported by using real life examples from almost ten years of improvement process. This paper is a valuable and unique reference for practitioners intending to pursue high maturity CMMI level, particularly in small organization settings. The importance of this topic and lack of similar experience reports make this paper a valuable contribution to the state of the practice.
Davide Falessi, Michele Shaw, Kathleen Mullen, "A Journey in Achieving and Maintaining CMMI Maturity Level 5 in a Small Organization", IEEE Software, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/MS.2014.17