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A Description of the Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model Appraisal Method Version 1.1

  • Abstract

    The purpose of this document is to summarize the major elements of the Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SE-CMM) appraisal method (SAM). SAM is a method for using the SE-CMM to benchmark, or otherwise appraise, the process capability of an organization's or enterprise's systems engineering function. The SE-CMM itself is described in CMU/SEI-96-HB-004. This document describes each step of an SE-CMM appraisal and provides guidance for the preparation and conduct of an appraisal. It also contains background and context information about the appraisal method.

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