Chicago Software Process Improvement Network (C-SPIN) Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2001



Overview of the Software Engineering Institute CMMI Product Suite

Dan Weinberger, Motorola


The Integrated CMM from the SEI provides a set of process requirements for those organizations desiring a framework for System Engineering, Software Engineering and Integrated Product Development. In this overview you will get a background on the trends in the last decade that led to this model as well as a survey of model contents. Then you will see how the KPAs from the CMM Levels have evolved into the Process Areas of the CMMI Levels. You will see the contrasts between the two major representations of the CMMI, Staged and Continuous. Finally you will hear a summary of how the SEI intends to institutionalize these models.


Dan Weinberger is Software Process Manager for Motorola's iDEN System Division, leading a team of process engineers who serve the embedded telecommunication systems teams who develop the 20MM+ LOC systems used by Nextel and other wireless operators. Since 1995 Dan has been an SEI Lead Appraiser and has led or participated in both CBA IPI assessments and Motorola's CAF-compliant assessment called QSR10. Dan is a member of a Motorola working group that is planning Motorola's transition from using the CMM to CMMI. Dan has taught CMM and the CBA IPI method within Motorola.