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Which CMMI Model Is for You?

August 2011 White Paper
Mike Phillips, Sandra Shrum

A short white paper that provides guidance on selecting the best CMMI model for process improvement.


Software Engineering Institute


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.


There are three CMMI models. Each model shares practices with the other two models and has practices that are unique. This white paper describes the focus of each model and helps you select the model best for your organization.