In March of 2001, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, PA, hosted a workshop for high maturity organizations to better understand practices that characterize Capability Maturity Model for Software (Software CMM) Level 4 and 5organizations. Topics of discussion included practices described in the Software CMM as well as other practices that have a significant impact in mature organizations.
Important themes included statistical process control for software, the reliability of Level 4 and 5 assessments, and the impact of the CMM Integration) effort. Additional topics solicited from the participants included measurement, Six Sigma, Internet speed and process agility, and people and cultural issues. This report contains overviews of more than 30 high maturity organizations and the various working group reports from the workshop.