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How ISO 9001 Compares With The CMM
January 1995 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 74-83
The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM), developed by the Software Engineering Institute, and the ISO 9000 series of standards, developed by the International Standards Organization, share a common concern with quality and process management. The two are driven by similar concerns and intuitively correlated. The purpose of this report is to contrast the CMM and ISO 9001, showing both their differences and their similarities. The results of the analysis indicate that, although an ISO 9001- compliant organization would not necessarily satisfy all of the level 2 key process areas, it would satisfy most of the level 2 goals and many of the level 3 goals. Because there are practices in the CMM that are not addressed in ISO 9000, it is possible for a level 1 organization to receive ISO 9001 registration; similarly, there are areas addressed by ISO 9001 that are not addressed in the CMM.
Index Terms:
Capability Maturity Model for Software, CMM, ISO 9000, ISO 9000-3, ISO 9001, maturity level, quality system, SEI, Software Engineering Institute, software process, TickIT
Citation:
Mark C. Paulk, "How ISO 9001 Compares With The CMM," IEEE Software, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 74-83, Jan. 1995, doi:10.1109/52.363163
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