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Case Study: Accelerating Process Improvement by Integrating the TSP and CMMI

December 2005 Special Report
Daniel S. Wall, Jim McHale, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff

This report describes how two NAVAIR organizations integrated the use of the Team Software Process methodology and the CMM framework to progress from Maturity Level 1 to Maturity Level 4 in 30 months.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2005-SR-012

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 report describes how two U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) organizations integrated the use of the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Team Software Process methodology and the Capability Maturity Modeling framework to progress from Maturity Level 1 to Maturity Level 4 in 30 months. This is less than half of the average time it has taken other organizations to accomplish the same maturity level progression. This case study describes the process improvement efforts of both NAVAIR divisions and how they integrated the two SEI technologies to accelerate process improvement within their organizations. Finally, the report presents the key factors that allowed NAVAIR to achieve these rapid results.