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

February 1996 Handbook
Dorothy Kuhn, Curtis Wells, James Armitage, Kerinia Cusick, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Mark Hanna, Peter Malpass, Hal Pierson

This 1996 document summarizes the elements of the SE-CMM SAM, a method for using the SE-CMM to benchmark the process capability of an organization's systems engineering function.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-96-HB-004

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.