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A Description of the Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model Appraisal Method, Version 1.0

June 1995 Handbook
Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model Project

This document summarizes the major elements of the Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SE-CMM) appraisal method (SAM).

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-94-HB-005

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 CMM-SEI-94-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.