○ Understanding the process, and finding improvements that can be made.
● Capability Evaluation
○ Risk analysis
■ How well can the process handle risks? How can it be improved?
● Involves processes for
○ Roadmap for Improvement
○ Evolutionary changes to the process, not revolutionary.
○ On-site appraisal method - Have people dedicated to ensuring the process is
○ Repository based - Add required improvements to the list.
● Simple questions for CMM w/ activity X?
○ Will you describe how to do X?
○ How do you know how to start X?
○ Who is responsible for doing X?
○ When to terminate X?
○ What are the input/outputs to perform X?
● CMM checks the process that has been performed, NOT the process that has been
CMM -> CMMI
● Exists in two forms - Continuous and staged.
○ Continuous i