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CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description

  • April 1996
  • By Donna K. Dunaway, Steve Masters
  • This document provides a brief history of SEI appraisal methods, as well as establishing appraisals in the context of the IDEAL approach to software process improvement.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-96-TR-007
  • Abstract

    This document is a high-level overview of the CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI) V1.1 assessment method. It provides a brief history of SEI appraisal methods, as well as establishing appraisals in the context of the IDEAL approach to software process improvement. CBA IPI is a diagnostics, enables, and encourages an organization's commitment to process improvement. The method helps an organization gain insight into its software development capability by identifying strengths and weaknesses of its current processes related to the Capability Maturity Model for Software V1.1. The method focuses on identifying software improvements that are organization's business goals and current maturity level. Brief descriptions of the method activities, roles, and responsibilities are provided. In addition, guidelines are provided for establishing resource requirements for conducting a CBA IPI. The SEI Appraiser Program is discussed, detailing the requirements for persons qualified to lead CBA IPIs.

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SEI

Dunaway, Donna & Masters, Steve. CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description (CMU/SEI-96-TR-007). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12533

IEEE

Dunaway. Donna, and Masters. Steve, "CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-96-TR-007, 1996. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12533

APA

Dunaway, Donna., & Masters, Steve. (1996). CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description (CMU/SEI-96-TR-007). Retrieved July 06, 2015, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12533

CHI

Donna Dunaway, & Steve Masters. CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description (CMU/SEI-96-TR-007). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12533

MLA

Dunaway, Donna., & Masters, Steve. 1996. CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description (Technical Report CMU/SEI-96-TR-007). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12533

BibTex

@techreport{DunawayCMMBasedAppraisal1996,
title={CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI): Method Description},
author={Donna Dunaway and Steve Masters},
year={1996},
number={CMU/SEI-96-TR-007},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12533} }