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Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Revised for V1.3)

  • September 2011
  • By Lawrence T. Osiecki , Mike Phillips , John Scibilia
  • This guidebook helps acquisition organizations formulate questions for their suppliers related to CMMI. It also helps organizations interpret responses to identify and evaluate risks for a given supplier.
  • CMMI
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Please note that current and future CMMI research, training, and information has been transitioned to the CMMI Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Abstract

    This guidebook is designed to help acquisition organizations formulate questions for their suppliers related to using CMMI. It also helps organizations identify and evaluate risks in supplier processes by explaining how to gather and interpret supplier data throughout the acquisition and then to effectively monitor supplier processes after contract award.

    This guidebook helps clarify what high capability and maturity level ratings signify in a development program and describes how acquirers can apply methods that leverage a supplier’s process improvement initiatives; request, understand, interpret, and use supplier appraisal results; and interpret suppliers’ claims of achieving a CMMI rating.

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SEI

Osiecki, Lawrence; Phillips, Michael; & Scibilia, John. Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Revised for V1.3) (CMU/SEI-2011-TR-023). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10027

IEEE

Osiecki. Lawrence, Phillips. Michael, and Scibilia. John, "Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Revised for V1.3)," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2011-TR-023, 2011. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10027

APA

Osiecki, Lawrence., Phillips, Michael., & Scibilia, John. (2011). Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Revised for V1.3) (CMU/SEI-2011-TR-023). Retrieved December 22, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10027

CHI

Lawrence Osiecki, Michael Phillips, & John Scibilia. Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Revised for V1.3) (CMU/SEI-2011-TR-023). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10027

MLA

Osiecki, Lawrence., Phillips, Michael., & Scibilia, John. 2011. Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Revised for V1.3) (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2011-TR-023). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10027