Harmonizing ISO/IEC 15504 and CMMI

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Title Harmonizing ISO/IEC 15504 and CMMI
Author Rout, Terence Patrick; Tuffley, Angela
Journal Name Software Process Improvement and Practice
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Abstract The requirements for conformance of a process model to the international standard for process assessment, ISO/IEC 15504, cover a broad range. The most significant of these is the need to establish a complete and unambiguous mapping between the Process Assessment Model and the relevant Process Reference Model and theMeasurement Framework described in the Standard. This is required to support the development of a mechanism for translating the outputs from an assessment using the Process Assessment Model into the standard process profiles defined in ISO/IEC 15504. This article reports the results of an analysis of the relationship between CMMI, as a 'candidate conformant Process Assessment Model', relative to the Measurement Framework defined in ISO/IEC 15504-2, and the Process Reference Model described in ISO/IEC 12207 Amd 1/2. It is shown that, while in general terms a complete mapping can be established, there are specific areas where coverage is weak. Use of CMMI as a Process Assessment Model in ISO/IEC 15504 Conformant assessments will need to take account of these issues.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 12
Issue Number 4
Page from 361
Page to 371
ISSN 1077-4866
Date Accessioned 2007-08-25
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Software Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17887
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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