The next release of the CMMI Product Suite,an approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance,is expected in November 2010. This Version 1.3 (V1.3) release includes improvements to CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV), CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ), and CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) models all during the same development cycle. This cycle also includes improvements to the appraisal method (SCAMPI) and CMMI-related training. The improvements planned for CMMI models do not require major changes or retraining for those currently using CMMI.
About the Speaker
Mike Phillips is the program manager for CMMI at the SEI, a position created to lead the CMMI Product Suite evolution. He has authored technical reports, technical notes, CMMI columns, and various articles in addition to presenting CMMI material at conferences around the world. Prior to his retirement as a colonel from the Air Force, he was the program manager of the $36 billion development program for the B-2 stealth bomber at Wright-Patterson AFB. His bachelor's degree in astronautical engineering is from the Air Force Academy, and he holds four master's degrees: nuclear engineering (from Georgia Tech), systems management (from the University of Southern California), international affairs (from Salve Regina College), and national security and strategic studies (from the Naval War College).