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Capability Maturity Model, Version 1.1
July/August 1993 (vol. 10 no. 4)
pp. 18-27

The capability maturity model (CMM), developed to present sets of recommended practices in a number of key process areas that have been shown to enhance software-development and maintenance capability, is discussed. The CMM was designed to help developers select process-improvement strategies by determining their current process maturity and identifying the issues most critical to improving their software quality and process. The initial release of the CMM, version 1.0, was reviewed and used by the software community during 1991 and 1992. A workshop on CMM 1.0, held in April 1992, was attended by about 200 software professionals. The current version of the CMM is the result of the feedback from that workshop and ongoing feedback from the software community. The technical report that describes version 1.1. is summarized.

Index Terms:
software maintenance; capability maturity model; software-development; process-improvement; software quality; software engineering; software maintenance; software quality
Citation:
Mark C. Paulk, Bill Curtis, Mary Beth Chrissis, Charles V. Weber, "Capability Maturity Model, Version 1.1," IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 18-27, July-Aug. 1993, doi:10.1109/52.219617
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