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Which CMMI Model Is for You?

  • Author(s): Mike Phillips, Sandra Shrum
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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: White Paper
  • Topics: CMMI
  • Description: A short white paper that provides guidance on selecting the best CMMI model for process improvement.
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.


There are three CMMI models. Each model shares practices with the other two models and has practices that are unique. This white paper describes the focus of each model and helps you select the model best for your organization.