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Practices of High Maturity Organizations
Thursday, August 12, 1999

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Practices of High Maturity Organizations

(The slides from this presentation are available on the Web at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmm/cmm.articles.html. The entry for them is a ways down the page under "Practices of High Maturity Organizations".)

The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software, developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, is a five-level model for improving the process capability of organizations, which has been widely adopted in the software community and beyond. Although the Software CMM is a popular improvement model, comparatively few organizations have achieved the higher levels of maturity -- levels 4 and 5.

Presenter

Mark Paulk, Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

Mark is a Senior Member of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Technical Staff. His key responsibilities are to support the Software CMM and as a contributor to and a reviewer of the ISO and IEEE software engineering standards.

Mark has worked at the SEI since 1987, initially working with the Software Capability Evaluation project. He has worked with the Capability Maturity Model project since its inception and was the project leader during the development of Version 1.1 of the Software CMM and was the product manager during the version 2 work. Mark contributed to the initial development of ISO 15504 (aka SPICE - Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, a suite of international standards for software process assessment currently under development) and remains actively involved with ISO 15504, ISO 15288 (Systems Life Cycle Processes), and ISO 12207 (Software Life Cycle Processes), as well as IEEE software standards activities. Prior to joining the SEI, Mark was a Senior Systems Analyst for System Development Corporation (later Unisys Defense Systems) at the Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Research Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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