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Technical Report

Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers

  • March 2007
  • By CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team
  • This guidebook is designed to help acquisition organizations benefit from their suppliers' use of CMMI for Development, a collection of best practices that addresses product development and maintenance activities throughout the product lifecycle.
  • CMMI Process Improvement
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004
  • 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 benefit from their suppliers' use of CMMI for Development, which is a collection of best practices that addresses product development and maintenance activities throughout the product lifecycle. This guidebook also helps acquisition organizations avoid problems that can result from unrealistic expectations. 

    High capability and maturity level ratings alone do not guarantee program success. This guidebook helps clarify what those ratings can and cannot do for a development program. It describes how acquirers can

    • interpret suppliers claims of achieving a CMMI rating
    • request, understand, interpret, and use supplier appraisal results
    • apply methods that leverage a suppliers process improvement initiatives.
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SEI

CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team. Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers. CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8315

IEEE

CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team, "Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8315

APA

CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team. (2007). Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8315

CHI

CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team. Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8315

MLA

CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team. 2007. Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8315

BibTex

@techreport{GuidebookUnderstandingand2007,
title={Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier's CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers},
author={CMMI Guidebook for Acquirers Team},
year={2007},
number={CMU/SEI-2007-TR-004},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8315} }